An eye witness describes the situation in front of Paris' Bataclan concert hall where apparently scores of visitors were killed by gun-wielding terrorists who used automatic weapons, shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is great).
Jawad Bendaoud had argued that he had no knowledge of the attackers' plans, which killed 130 individuals. He will walk free after a court found that there was insufficient evidence to convict him of terrorism charges.
Three people have been detained in connection with August's terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. The arrests were made in the French regions of Gard and Tarn, following a joint French and Spanish police operation.
A militant group that includes al-Qaida's North African branch has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly assault. A UN report has warned that growing instability in Mali could undermine security in the Sahel.
Ilich Ramirez Sanchez will appeal his third life sentence. He received the punishment for a 1974 bombing in Paris that killed two people. The terrorist has used previous court appearances as a personal stage.
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