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French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Lausanne for nuclear talks with Iran
01/04/2015 - IRAN

Not enough progress made in Iran nuclear talks, Fabius

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday said that not enough progress has been made to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme.
France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius wants a robust nuclear deal with Iran
28/03/2015 - France/Iran

Fabius in Switzerland for Iran nuclear talks

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he wants to achieve a robust agreement with Iran during the nuclear talks in Switzerland.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Sharm el-Sheikh, 15 March 2015.
26/03/2015 - Report: Egypt

Egypt's Coptic Christians are politically divided

Egypt's Christian community have often bared the brunt of political and sectarian tensions following the 2011 revolution. Christians in Egypt are said to number at least 10 million.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Gaza,  200. File photo.
17/03/2015 - France - Palestine

French experts confirm Arafat not poisoned

French experts confirmed on Monday that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was not poisoned. His death in 2004 sparked conspiracy rumours that he had been poisoned by polonium.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
17/03/2015 - France

France blocks websites accused of condoning terrorism

France has blocked five websites accused of condoning terrorism, in the first use of new government powers that came into force in February,

A file photo of a Syrian refugee girl sitting outside a tent at a refugee camp in Northern Lebanon.
16/03/2015 - Report: Lebanon

Lebanon bears the brunt of the Syrian refugee crisis

Today marks the fourth anniversary of violent protests in Syria that sparked the civil war between supporters of president Bashar al-Assad and those trying to overthrow his regime.
The parents of Muhammad Musallam sit next to his photograph in their East Jerusalem home
14/03/2015 - France

Child executioner from IS video 'recognised' by schoolmates

According to an official, the boy is said to have been recognised by his classmates in the French city of Toulouse.

"Islamic State" flag
12/03/2015 - France - Iraq - Syria

Investigation launched into French-speaking jihadist on IS video

French officials on Thursday launched a formal investigation into a video released by the so-called Islamic State group, which features a French-speaking man and purports to show the execution of an ...
13-year-old Abu Bakr al Faransi; who was killed fighting in Syria in January
10/03/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq

13-year-old French boy killed fighting for IS in Syria

France's youngest-ever jihadist, fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, is reported to have died in combat at the age of 13.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses a meeting on 5 March 2015
08/03/2015 - France

10,000 Europeans could be fighting in jihadi groups by year end, Valls

As many as 10,000 Europeans may be fighting in jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria by the end of the year, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned on Sunday.
The Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier, currently stationed off Bahrain
08/03/2015 - France - US - Iraq

US, French military chiefs meet in Gulf to review anti-IS air strikes

The US’s and France’s top military officers were to meet on France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf on Sunday to review the air war on the Islamic State (IS) ...
Former French interior minister Claude Guéant talks to RFI
08/03/2015 - France

Ex-Sarkozy aide charged with tax evasion in Libya election finance probe

A former French interior minister and key ally of right-wing leader Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with tax evasion and forgery in a case linked to allegations that Moamer Kadhafi’s Libya ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Paris Le Bourget on Saturday 7 March
07/03/2015 - France - Iran - US

France, US note progress in Iran nuclear talks at Paris meeting

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius noted “progress” in nuclear talks with Iran, while US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tehran must show its programme is peaceful, after ...
An efit of the motorcyclist distributed by police
06/03/2015 - France - United Kingdom - Iraq

Mystery biker found but not linked to French Alps murders of British-Iraqis, police

French prosecutors have identified a motorcyclist spotted near the scene of the 2012 murder of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps but declared that he has nothing to do with the crime.

A Shia-Muslim fighter in the town of Hamrin in Iraq's Salahuddin province
06/03/2015 - Unesco - Iraq

Unesco condemns Nimrud destruction

The Islamic State (IS) armed group’s destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud is a war crime, the head of the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco, said at its Paris headquarters on ...