News ID: 18452
Publish Date: 14 November 2015 - 14:36
State of emergency has been declared in France following a series of attacks in Paris, reportedly by people inspired by ISIS. Over 150 people have been killed and many more injured in 7 attacks.

14 November 2015

11:33 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Assad has said Western support for insurgents in Syria fuelled the "expansion of terror” abroad, state media reported.

11:16 GMT

However, getting into the center of Paris proved harder.

"I was asked to show documents on most occasions,” he said.

Oliver describes the mood of the people in the French capital as "defiant” and "somber,” saying he saw people in the streets shouting, "Freedom! We will always be free!”

11:02 GMT

The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed at least 127 people in Paris. In an official statement the group said its fighters, armed with suicide bomb belts and machine guns, carried out the terror strikes at various locations they had pinpointed in the heart of the French capital.

10:49 GMT

Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov has said Russia will implement transport safety measures across the country following the terrorist attacks in Paris, RIA Novosti reported. The head of Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia, Aleksandr Neradko, says authorities are considering restrictions on flights from Moscow to Paris.

10:47 GMT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said the Paris attacks "justify" the need to combat Islamic State and Al-Nusra.

"There is no justification for terrorist acts and no justification for us not [to do] much more to defeat ISIS, Al-Nusra and the like," Lavrov told reporters ahead of a meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry and United Nations special envoy Steffan de Mistura.

10:22 GMT

President Francois Hollande has announced three days of state mourning for the victims of the attacks.

"The country is in pain. I've ordered to extend national mourning for three days. Under the state of emergency, the police and the Army have been mobilized, and I salute their courage," Hollande said.

10:21 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Assad has condemned the attacks, saying this "savage terror” was what his country has endured for years, state media reported.

"What France suffered from savage terror is what the Syrian people have been enduring for over five years," Assad was quoted as saying on state media and Lebanese TV station al Mayadeen.

09:56 GMT

A day after gunmen killed at least 120 people in Paris, Islamic State has released an undated video threatening to attack France if bombings of its fighters continue. A bearded Arabic-speaking militant warns in the footage that as long as bombings go on, there will be no peace. The group's foreign media arm, Al-Hayat Media Centre, made the threat through a militant, calling on French Muslims to carry out attacks, according to Reuters.

09:39 GMT

The ‘Don du sang’ measure allows Parisians to find locations where they can donate blood for the terror attacks victims, according to a tweet from the organization.

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