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Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
01/09/2014 - France - Saudi Arabia

Saudi defence minister in Paris to discuss Syria, Iraq, Lebanon

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud began a three-day official visit to France on Monday.

31/08/2014 - France - Middle East

Alleged jihad recruiter arrested in Nice

A man suspected of recruiting French citizens for jihad in Syria has been arrested at the airport of Nice in the South of France.

31/08/2014 - France - Middle East

Syria slams France for lack of cooperation on Islamic State

Syria on Sunday criticised France's President Francois Hollande for his refusal to cooperate with Damascus against jihadists from the extremist Islamic State group.

31/08/2014 - France

Desperate migrants attempt to reach UK from Calais

Sixteen migrants were discovered inside a tanker truck at a service station on the outskirts of Calais (Pas-de-Calais) on Saturday.

The Islamic State member who beheaded US journalist James Foley
29/08/2014 - France - Syria

French 14-year-old detained on suspicion of planning to join Syria jihad

A 14-year-old French girl has been arrested on suspicion of planning to go and join Syria’s jihadi militias. She has been taken to Paris for questioning

French President François Hollande
28/08/2014 - France - Syria

Hollande rules out French cooperation with Assad against Islamic State

French President François Hollande on Thursday gave an emphatic no to Syria’s offer to work with the West in the fight against the Islamic State, previously known as Isis.

24/08/2014 - Europe

18 Migrants die off the coast of Italy

The Italian coast guard confirmed on Sunday that eighteen people were found dead on an inflatable dinghy that was floating south of the island Lampedusa. 73 Survivors were rescued.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
22/08/2014 - France - Iraq

Iraqi Christians find refuge in France

Some 40 Iraqi Christians were flown into Paris on Thursday after having fled Islamic extremists rampaging through large swaths of northern Iraq.

Journalist James Foley in Tripoli on May 18, 2011. He was kidnapped on November 22, 2012.
21/08/2014 - France

French journalist might know identity of James Foley killer

French journalist Didier François said on Wednesday that he might know who killed the journalist James Foley.

21/08/2014 - France

Hollande confirms French weapons were sent to Syrian rebels

French president Francois Hollande confirmed on Thursday that France has sent weapons to the rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

20/08/2014 - France

Two French girls arrested for alleged jihad activities

Two French girls aged 15 and 17 were taken into custody on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in jihad activities.

20/08/2014 - France

Air France employees fear Ebola

Air France employees want the airline to stop all flights to Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.

20/08/2014 - France

Hollande calls conference to address ‘serious situation’ with Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that he will organize an international conference to address the threat posed by Islamic extremists in Iraq.

Video capture of area near attack
18/08/2014 - France - Saudi Arabia

Thieves steal 250,000 euros, documents, in Paris Saudi motorcade attack

The motorcade of a Saudi prince visiting Paris was attacked on Sunday night by armed thieves who made off with 250,000 euros in cash and “sensitive” documents.

Gazan children ni Khan Yunis on August 14, 2014.
17/08/2014 - Israel - Palestine

Israelis and Palestinians to resume Cairo talks

Israeli and Palestinian factions are poised to meet in Cairo on Sunday with Egyptian mediators.