The Latest: Paris police extend demonstration ban

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):

1:10 p.m.

Paris police have extended a ban on demonstrations and other gatherings in the region through Nov. 30, with the city and country still on high alert after deadly attacks.

The French capital’s police department issued a statement Saturday saying the ban is being extended because of “the current context,” including a nationwide state of emergency that’s been extended for three months.

The department notes extra security concerns around the arrival of more than 100 heads of state for the U.N. climate conference that starts in a week. A march by environmental groups scheduled for Nov. 29 has been canceled.

Police are requiring all major concert venues to install special security measures.


1:00 p.m.

A senior government official says Turkish authorities have detained a Belgian national of Moroccan origin who is believed to have been in contact with the Paris attackers.

The official said Saturday 26-year-old Ahmad Dahmani was detained in a luxury hotel in Antalya along with two other suspects. He said the three — suspected Islamic State militants — remained in custody following a court appearance.

The official says in an emailed message: “We believe that Dahmani was in contact with the terrorists who perpetrated the Paris attacks. The investigation continues.”

Dahmani had arrived in Turkey from Amsterdam on Nov. 14, the official said. The three were preparing to cross the Turkish-Syrian border.

The official cannot be named because of Turkish government rules that bar officials from speaking to reporters without prior authorization.

—By Suzan Fraser


12:30 p.m.

Russia’s interior minister says he will send a German shepherd puppy to the French police to honor a police dog killed in action and express solidarity with France in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

France’s National Police say a 7-year-old Belgian shepherd named Diesel was “killed by terrorists” on Wednesday during a raid in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.

Gen. Vladimir Kolokoltsevs said in a statement late on Friday that along with his condolences over the deadly attacks he will send to his French counterpart a puppy so that it “could replace Diesel.”

Kolokoltsev said the puppy was named Dobrynya after a Russian fairy-tale knight who “symbolizes strength, goodness, valor and unconditional support.”


12:20 p.m.

The Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s office says several weapons were discovered during the search of the home of one of three people arrested in Belgium in connection with the Paris attacks.

In a written statement released Saturday, the office said no explosives or suicide bomb belt had been found. It said additional details would not be made public.


11:30 a.m.

British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to travel to Paris Monday morning for crisis talks with French President Francois Hollande.

Cameron’s office said Saturday the two leaders will discuss how to cooperate in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

The British prime minister is expected to seek parliamentary approval for Britain to join in the air campaign against IS positions in Syria.

The United Nations vote calling for a coordinated fight against the extremists is likely to bolster Cameron’s case for air strikes.


10:50 a.m.

Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel says the decision to raise the terror alert level in the Brussels region was taken “based on quite precise information about the risk of an attack like the one that happened in Paris.”

Speaking at a news conference Saturday, he said the fear was that “several individuals with arms and explosives could launch an attack … perhaps even in several places.”

Michel added, “We urge the public not to give in to panic, to stay calm. We have taken the measures that are necessary.”


10:15 a.m.

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