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The late Saudi king Abdallah bin Abdelaziz al Saoud
23/01/2015 - France - Saudi Arabia - Philippines

Hollande to present condolences for Abdallah’s death on Saudi Arabia visit

French President François Hollande is to present his condolences for the death of King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia in person on a visit to the country, the Elysée presidential palace ...
Supporters of religious group Jamaat ahle Hadees burn the French flag at a protest in Quetta on Friday
22/01/2015 - France - Pakistan

Thousands protest at Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon in Pakistan

Pakistan saw its biggest demonstration yet against French paper Charlie Hebdo’s latest cartoon of the prophet Mohammed on Friday with thousands on the streets of the commercial capital, ...
Fritz-Joly Joachin (C) under police escort from a court in the southern city of Haskovo
20/01/2015 - France - Chechnya - Bulgaria

Chechens arrested in southern France, Bulgaria to extradite Charlie Hebdo killer friend

Five Chechens were arrested in southern France on Monday night on suspicion of preparing a terror attack.
Mohammed, David and Solomon depicted in the 1436 Book of the Ascension of the Prophet
20/01/2015 - Analysis: Middle East - France

Islam’s never-ending debate on depiction of the prophet

For several days the question of the depiction of the prophet Mohammed has been widely debated thanks to the front pages of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo.
Thousands of people on hte streets of Grozny on Monday
19/01/2015 - France - Chechnya - Afghanistan - China

Anti-Charlie Hebdo demonstrations in Chechnya, Afghanistan

Some 800,000 people protested in Chechnya at French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo’s latest depiction of the prophet Mohammed.
Thousand of protestors came together in Zinder on Friday to express their anger against the cartoon on Carlie Hebdo's cover.
17/01/2015 - NIGER - FRANCE

Protests across Muslim world after Charlie Hebdo cartoon, Niger turns violent

Reactions to the satirical magazine’s choice of cover this week – a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad – continue around the Muslim world.

Demonstrators in Karachi on Friday condemn Charlie Hebdo's publication of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed
16/01/2015 - France - Pakistan - Russia

Thousands protest Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon in Pakistan, Russia bans publication

Demonstrators clashed with police in the Pakistani city of Karachi as protests against Charlie Hebdo’s Mohammed front page hit several of the country’s cities.
Manuel Valls, carrying the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo, 14 Jan, 2015
15/01/2015 - France

No blasphemy law in France reminds Valls

Blasphemy does not exist as a legal offence in France.

Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is leader of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, which has warned Charlie Hebdo's decision to publish Mohammed caricatures was "not wise".
14/01/2015 - France

Muslims around the world condemn Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cover

Leaders of Muslim faith groups and public officials in countries and territories where Islam is a predominant religion reacted with a mix of anger, condemnation and disappointement to Wednesday's ...
Club Mediterannee Chairman and CEO Henri Giscard d'Estaing (2ndL) and Qian Jiannong (L), President of Fosun Tourism & Commercial Group, in Paris December 19, 2014
03/01/2015 - France-Italy-China

French holiday giant Club-Med set for Chinese takeover

Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi yesterday bowed out of a longstanding race to take over struggling holiday giant Club Med, after his bid was trumped by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang.

President Hollande reviewing French troops, Kapisa,  Afghanistan, 25 May, 2012.
31/12/2014 - France - Afghanistan

Last French troops handover in Afghanistan

The last French troops in Afghanistan held a ceremony in Kabul on Wednesday to mark the end of their deployment there.

An AirAsia Airbus in Kuala Lumpur in August 2014.
29/12/2014 - FRANCE - INDONESIA

French copilot on AirAsia’s missing jet was ‘excellent', sister says

The French copilot Rémi Plesel on board the AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing in Indonesia Sunday was an “excellent” professional, his sister said Monday.

Fighting is raging in Syria between the Islamic State jihadist group and its opponents.
29/12/2014 - FRANCE - JAPAN - SYRIA

French-Japanese couple reported missing since leaving for Syria

A French-Japanese couple who planned to visit areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Syria went missing after leaving Tokyo last month, reports and a source said Monday.

Members of the Indonesian air force are getting ready to take off from the Kubu Raya base on 28 December in order to search for the AirAsia Airbus A320.
28/12/2014 - FRANCE - INDONESIA

Missing AirAsia jet had one French on board

A French national was on board the AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore. At this time, the research is suspended for the night.

The Mistral-class helicopter-carrier Vladivostok, Saint-Nazaire shipyard, 4 Sept. 2014.
18/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russian Mistral sailors head home from France

Some 400 Russian sailors training to operate the Mistral-class warship left France for home on Thursday, with still no official decision in Paris over whether to deliver the vessel to Russia.

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