• Prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam (L) sits as he surrounded by Belgian special police officers in the courtroom at the "Palais de Justice" courthouse in Brussels for the opening of his trial, on 5 February, 2018. Picture: AFP

    Sole surviving 2015 Paris attacker to take stand

    Salah Abdeslam, 32, is the only survivor among the 10 assailants who killed 130 people on 13 November 2015, and is charged with murders committed as part of a terrorist organisation.

  • FILE: Former French President Francois Hollande. Picture: AFP

    Ex-president Hollande to testify in Paris attacks trial

    Hollande, president from 2012 to 2017, was attending a France-Germany football friendly on the night of 13 November, 2015 at the Stade de France stadium in Paris when the first bomber detonated his vest, prompting security agents to whisk him away as two more blasts went off.

  • This picture shows a screen displaying French President Emmanuel Macron as he addresses the nation during a televised interview from the Elysee Palace concerning the situation of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in France, in Paris on 14 October 2020. Picture: AFP

    France fighting Islamist extremism, not Islam: Macron

    The French president sparked protests across the Muslim world after last month's murder of teacher Samuel Paty - who had shown his class a cartoon of Muhammad - by saying France would never renounce its laws permitting blasphemous caricatures.