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French President Francois Hollande (R) with Syrian opposition leader Khaled Khoja at the Elysée Palace in Paris
05/03/2015 - France - Syria - Iran

Assad not credible partner in fighting IS, Hollande at meeting with Syrian opposition chief

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not a “credible” partner in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) armed group, French President François Hollande said Thursday after meeting ...
Foreign nationals, specifically African migrants, working and living in towns and cities across South Africa are routinely targeted
05/03/2015 - Report: South Africa

Xenophobic attacks erupt in South Africa's Limpopo province

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa have moved to the north-eastern province of Limpopo.
Gazans watch members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas's founding
05/03/2015 - Report: Gaza - Egypt

Hamas angered by Egyptian court’s ‘terrorist’ label

In Gaza the Islamist Hamas party has voiced outrage over an Egyptian court's ruling earlier this week that labels the group a terrorist organisation.
The scene after tha attack in the rue des Rosiers in 1982
04/03/2015 - France - Middle East

French judge issues arrest warrants over 1982 Palestinian attack on Paris Jewish restaurant

A French anti-terror judge has issued international arrest warrants for three suspects in France’s most deadly anti-Semitic attack since World War II 32 years acter the event.
US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif (R) in Montreux on Monday
04/03/2015 - US - Iran - France

Kerry to discuss Iran nuclear talks with Fabius, British, German FMs in Paris on Saturday

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to discuss negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme with the French, British and German foreign affairs ministers in Paris on Saturday, a US official said on ...
French Socialist MP Gérard Bapt
28/02/2015 - France - Syria

French MPs say presidency, ministry informed ahead of Syria visit

The French MPs who visited Syria last week claim they informed the authorities of their plans, although President François Hollande condemned the trip and the meeting that three of them held ...
IS members destroy a statue in Mosul museum
27/02/2015 - France - Iraq - Syria

Hollande condemns IS’s ‘barbaric’ destruction of ancient artefacts in Mosul

French President François Hollande on Friday condemned the “barbaric” destruction of ancient statues by the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Sanaa residents watch Huthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi on television
27/02/2015 - France - Yemen

Yemen tribal leaders start mediation with French woman’s kidnappers

Tribal leaders in Yemen have started mediating between the kidnappers of a French aid worker and her translator and local leaders of Shia Huthi militias.
Georges Ibrahim Abdallah
27/02/2015 - France - Lebanon - Israel - Palestinian Territories

French court rules Lebanese left-winger Abdallah must stay in jail

A French court on Thursday rejected for the ninth time a request for the release of Lebanese pro-Palestinian left-winger, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, who was jailed in France for 30 years for killing ...
President François Hollande (L) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls strongly criticized the visit of four French MPs to Syria on Thursday 26 February 2015.
26/02/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIA

Hollande condemns French MPs’ visit to Syria

President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls strongly criticized on Thursday the visit of four French MPs to Syria.
Beitenu leader Avigdor Lieberman
25/02/2015 - France - Israel

Israel court allows hard-right party to hand out Charlie Hebdo in election campaign

As French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published its second issue since the massacre at its offices in January, Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that Foreign Minister Avigdor ...
Isabelle Prime's place of work in Sanaa.
25/02/2015 - France - Yemen

France trying to contact French woman’s Yemeni kidnappers

The French government is trying to contact the kidnappers of Isabelle Prime, the French woman kidnapped in Yemen on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
25/02/2015 - France - Syria

French MPs meet Bashar al-Assad on ‘personal’ visit to Syria

Four French parliamentarians met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday during a visit that they and the government insisted was a personal initiative.
Houthi fighters stand outside a state security court in Sanaa on 22 February 2015.
24/02/2015 - FRANCE - YEMEN

French woman kidnapped in Yemen

A French woman consultant working for a World Bank funded project contracted by the Social Welfare Fund of Yemen was kidnapped in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, the French Foreign ministry said on ...
French President François Hollande at a Jewish cemetery in the city of Sarre-Union in the Alsace region on 17 February 2015.
23/02/2015 - FRANCE - ISRAEL

Hollande to map out plan against anti-Semitism and racism

French President François Hollande will map out the government plan against anti-Semitism and racism at the 30th dinner of the French Representative Council of Jewish Institutions (CRIF) ...