The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Paris, France, November 16, 2015, to pay tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks on Friday in the French capital. Reuters
  • The French President Francois Hollande has addressed French deputies and senators saying the country is at war and will increase its efforts to combat Islamic State
  • Speaking at the G20 summit in Turkey US President Barrack Obama has ruled out the use of ground forces in Syria in retaliation for the Paris attacks
  • French officials have identified Belgian-born Jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud as the mastermind of the attacks
  • Two new suicide bombers identified: Samy Amimour, 28, at the Bataclan theatre and Syrian-born Ahmad al-Mohammad, 25, at Stade de France
  • Over 150 police raids on Islamist targets conducted overnight in France
  • Foreign Office confirms one British fatality: rock mechandiser Nick Alexander
  • French warplanes drop 20 bombs on Isis de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria
  • David Cameron: seven attacks foiled in six months
  • A total of 129 people died in the attacks on bars and restaurants, a concert hall and the Stade de France

After turning off its lights on Friday, the Eiffel Tower has been illuminated in the red, white and blue of the French Tricolore.


More information has emerged about the Algerian national arrested by Police in Germany. Reuters has reported the man spoke to Syrian refugees in Arnsberg in western Germany with prior knowledge of the attacks in Paris. He also knew that bombs would be used to carry out the attacks.
German officials are now said to be looking at around 50 known individuals who have returned to the country after fighting in Iraq and Syria.


More US states have said they will not accept Syrian refugees in the wake of Friday's attacks in Paris. Texas, Arkansas, Indiana and Louisiana have joined Alabama and Michigan saying the violence in Paris has shown it is too dangerous to accept refugees from the embattled country, Reuters reported.

A Syrian passport found near one of the suicide bombers showing the holder had crossed into the UK following the 13 November attacks has stoked fears IS militants are disguising themselves as refugees to enter Europe.


Reuters reports German police have detained a man of Algerian origin in connection with the attacks on Friday.

Donald Trump
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during the Sunshine Summit conference being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek on November 13 Getty

Donald Trump has said he would consider closing mosques in the US if security was threatened in a way similar to the Paris attacks. "We have to be much tougher," he told MSNBC.

"We are going to have to give up certain privileges that we've always had," the business magnate and US presidential hopeful added.

In the immediate aftermath of the Paris bombings, Trump used the tragedy to air his views on US gun control. He claimed the effect of the attacks would have been mitigated if the victims had guns.


Speaking in the House of Commons the Home Secretary Theresa May has reiterated expansion to the intelligence services by 15%. She has said funds will be made available to create 1,900 jobs across MI6, MI5 and GCHQ.

"France does not grieve alone," she adds.


Hollande says 5,000 new police jobs will be created to increase security.


French president announces searches ongoing across the country's departments. He says the the attacks on Paris has placed IS in a "new stage".

Hollande calls for vote this week on legislation to change France's emergency law and will extent current footing by 3 months. "We must evolve our constitution" the French leader said, explaining France's current emergency law is out of date. It was created in 1955 to deal with the Algerian crisis.


Hollande says: "Every day they [Islamic State] massacre and oppress populations."

"We need to destroy Daesh," he says, calling for a UN resolution to address the joint will of the international community to fight the militant group.

Hollande confirms French forces conducted air strikes on an IS command and control centre and a training centre in Syria following the Paris attacks.

The French President says the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier is to travel to eastern Mediterranean to triple France's capacity to fight the Islamic State.

Francois Hollande
French President Francois Hollande addresses the country\'s leader at Versailles

French officials and President François Hollande observe a moment's silence in remembrance of those killed.

"France is at war," Hollande says as he beings his address. "It is an attack against this country, against its youth and against its way of living.

"France is a country of freedom," he says calling the attacks an "abomination". Hollande says the Republic will not be damaged by the attacks.


"If you have a handful of people who don't mind dying they can kill a lot of people," Obama tells reporters at the G20.

He explains it is not IS's sophistication which poses the threat but their ideology. Tracking IS operatives is a "constant effort of vigilance," he adds.


"The things we need to do we are already doing," Obama says. However it is his view and the view of his military advisors that ground troops should not be sent into Raqqa and Mosul.

US President Barrack Obama
US President Barrack Obama Speaking in Anatlya, Turkey at the G20 Summit

Speaking in Anatlya, Turkey at the G20 US President Barrack Obama has said the Islamic State represents "the face of evil". Adds US and its allies "united against this threat".


Two suspects are being held in custody on terrorism charges, according to Belgian prosecutors.


Italian police are reportedly hunting a 32-year-old French suspect named Baptiste Burgy on a black Seat who is allegedly linked to the Paris attacks, according to reports in Italian media.

There is no confirmation from authorities.


Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen has called for France to "immediately" stop taking in refugees and migrants.


The Molenbeek police operation is over, according to Belgian authorities. The mayor of the Brussels neighbourhood said the siege ended without injuries or further arrests.


Two explosions have been heard during a major police raid in Molenbeek during the manhunt for Salah Abdeslam.


Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged mastermind of the Paris terror attacks, told with Isis magazine Dabiq that it took several months to establish operations in Belgium

"As you know, Belgium is a member of the crusader coalition attacking the Muslims of Iraq and Shām," Abaaoud, also appearing under his nom de guerre of Abu Umar al-Baljiki, said in February.

"We faced a number of trials during the journey. We spent months trying to find a way into Europe, and by Allah's strength, we succeeded in finally making our way to Belgium," Abaaoud said. "We were then able to obtain weapons and set up a safe house while we planned to carry out operations against the crusaders."

Abdelhamid Abaaoud
Abdelhamid Abaaoud as he appears in Islamic State propaganda holding a black flag in Syria Twitter


Mohamed Abdeslam, brother of Paris attacks suspect Salah, has been released by French police.


A new Isis video has been released. It warns countries taking part in Syria's air strikes against the group that they will suffer France's fate. It also threatens attacks in Washington.


Turkish authorities told Buzzfeed they warned France twice about one of the suspects involved in the terrorist attacks in Paris.

"We confirm that Ismaël Omar Mostefaï entered Turkey in 2013," said a senior Turkish official, who spoke on condition that he remained unidentified because he was not authorized to discuss intelligence matters. He added that "there is no record of him leaving the country," suggesting he left to join Syrian armed groups such as ISIS.

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Seven attackers died in the attacks carried out on Friday, most of them after detonating suicide belts. Here is what we know about the suspects involved so far.

Paris Monday attacks France
Members of the public look at floral tributes and messages at La Belle Equipe cafe on Rue de Charonne following Friday\'s terrorist attack Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Parisians have gone back to work on Monday but it wasn't business as usual in the French capital after the attacks on Friday that left more than 120 people dead. Schools reopened after Saturday's closure and traffic filled the streets as usual during the morning rush hour but a heavy atmosphere weighed on the city, amid tight security measures.

"It's not a normal Monday," said Zeher, 34, who works at a news kiosk metres from the Bataclan concert hall where 89 people where shot dead by a commando of Islamist militants during a rock concert. "You can tell from their faces that people are sad and tired from what happened at the weekend".

But most Parisians interviewed by IBTimes UK reporter Umberto Bacchi said they were not afraid.

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Follow our colleague Umberto Bacchi reporting from Paris: @UmbertoBacchi