Police and agencies rue data privacy
French police and intelligence agencies are unhappy about security files being overseen by the country’s data privacy watchdog. [...]
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Since the death of its founder, the Jihadist Al Qaeda movement has lost most of its influence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, only to rise strongly in Yemen and the Sahel region. In South Yemen, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fights it out with American special forces and spirits its militants into Saudi Arabia. As for Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQMI), the movement's branch operating in and around Mali and Niger, it doesn't hesitate to take on governments in the region and even France, holding six of its hostages. [...]