President Emmanuel Macron of France announced Wednesday that French military forces had killed the leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. “It’s another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel,” Mr. Macron said in a tweet. The militant leader, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui, oversawContinue Reading

The French president is convinced that America’s overwhelming focus on China — as well as what he sees as American unreliability during the Trump administration and in the recent “sub snub” — obliges Europe to forge an independent path. At the core of his vision lies what he calls “EuropeanContinue Reading

DAKAR, Senegal — Even before France announced Wednesday that its forces had killed the leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, the terrorist group appeared to be struggling. The group that once used to carry out major attacks on military bases in Niger and Mali, and in 2017Continue Reading