The deaths of three Kurdish activists in Paris has spotlighted the complicated relationship between France, Turkey, and the Kurdistan Workers' Party. On Saturday, thousands of Kurds from across Europe arrived in Paris for a march to demand justice.
The same day France launched air strikes against Islamist militants in Mali, an unrelated special forces operation in Somalia resulted in the death of one commando, as well as the hostage French forces were attempting to rescue. Denis Allex, a secret agent held since 2009, is thought to be dead.
The French intervention in former French colony Mali continued Friday. Airstrikes drove Al Qaeda-linked militants out of Konna, a city that had been captured by the rebels. France entered the conflict at the request of Mali's president.
Three women 'executed': No clear suspects after three Kurdish female political figures were assassinated in Paris early Thursday. Kurdish leaders say the attack on three women is an effort to block moves toward peace.