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Xavier Broseta (C), Human Resources Manager at Air France, and Pierre Plissonnier (R), Air France deputy of long-haul flights, surrounded by angry employees, October 5, 2015
12/10/2015 - France

Air France tries to bridge rift with unions: arrests 6

Six Air France workers, suspected of attacking their bosses last week, were arrested on Monday, on the heels of fresh talks between management and unions.

French Army Rafale fighter jets during an operation against Syria. 27 September 2015.
12/10/2015 - France -Syria

French air strikes in Syria likely killed French jihadists

French air strikes on Friday probably killed French jihadists training in a Syria Islamic State camp according to a source close to Prime Minister Manuel Valls although France’s defence ...
A file photo of a French air force Rafale fighter jet
09/10/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIA - SYRIA

France launches more air strikes on IS targets in Syria

France has carried out a second wave of air strikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria, focused on the stronghold of Raqqa, as Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accuses Russia of failing to ...
A shirtless Xavier Broseta (R), Executive Vice President for Human Resources at Air France, is evacuated by security after a staff meeting turns violent. Roissy, near Paris, France, October 5, 2015
05/10/2015 - France

Air France bosses attacked by angry workers after announcing huge job losses

Hundreds of Air France workers stormed office headquarters at Charles de Gaulle Roissy airport, on Monday, breaking up a last-ditch staff meeting.

French President Francois Hollande welcomes Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 2 October 2015
02/10/2015 - Russia - France - Syria - Ukraine

Russia holding its ground in face of criticism, as Putin arrives in Paris for talks

As Russia's President Vladimir Putin met with Western leaders in Paris for the first time since Russia launched air strikes in Syria, several countries signed a statement calling on Russia to stop targeting Syrian opposition forces.

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have proposed setting up a "permanent and binding" mechanism for distributing Syrian refugees
05/09/2015 - France - Syria

France considers air strikes against IS group in Syria: report

France is considering launching air strikes against the Islamic State armed group in Syria, Le Monde reported Saturday.

Shia militia fighters combating IS in Iraq
13/11/2014 - France - Iraq

France may station fighter jets in Jordan to strike IS

France may station up to six Mirage fighter jets in Jordan to carry out air strikes on the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Iraq, officials said on Thursday.
President François Hollande at his press conference on Thursday
19/09/2014 - France - US - Iraq

Obama welcomes French decision to join Iraq air strikes

US President Barack Obama on Thursday welcomed France’s decision to take part in air strikes against the Islamic State armed group in Iraq as Washington tries to win allies to fight the ...
An Israeli military birgade in Gaza on July 12, 2014.
13/07/2014 - France - Israel - Gaza

France demands Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

France called on Israel to show restraint in its military campaign in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after six days of air strikes have claimed 165 lives and injured more than 1,000.

UN, new prime minister, new cabinet - new hope for Somalia?
28/01/2014 - African news explained

UN, new prime minister, new cabinet - new hope for Somalia?

In Somalia, the US military carried out a missile strike on Sunday against a suspected militant leader with ties to the al-Shebab group.