A forensic scientist inspects outside of the Cafe Bonne Biere on Rue du Faubourg du Temple in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday. © Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
-14 November 2015
-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.
-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.
-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.
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.
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.
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.09:37 GMT
The Russian Emergencies Ministry is ready to provide assistance to France over the deadly attacks in Paris. Rescuers, aviation, airmobile hospitals are all standing by, the Ministry said.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry is ready to provide assistance to France over the deadly attacks in Paris. Rescuers, aviation, airmobile hospitals are all standing by, the Ministry said.09:30 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram expressing condolences to his French counterpart Francois Hollande, the Kremlin said on Saturday.
"This tragedy is another proof of the barbarian nature of terrorism, which challenges human civilization. Clearly, to effectively fight this evil, the entire international community should unite efforts," Putin said in the telegram.
"I would like to confirm the Russian side is ready for close cooperation with our French counterparts in investigating this crime in Paris. I hope the perpetrators will receive deserved punishment," the Russian president added.
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