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Valence's prosecutor Alex Perrin, speaks to the press, on January 2, 2016, at the Valence's courthouse, on driver shot and wounded yesterday as he drove a car at four soldiers guarding a mosque.
02/01/2016 - France

Car-rammer who attacked soldiers sought to kill: Prosecutor

A Frenchman who tried to run down soldiers guarding a mosque in central France said he wanted to kill them and be killed himself, a prosecutor said on Saturday.
French police and criminal investigators stand next to a car in front of the mosque of Valence, southeastern France, on January 1, 2016
02/01/2016 - France

Curbing terror threat risky admits Defence, after soldiers attacked

A driver who rammed his car into four soldiers guarding a mosque in Valence, south east France, was being treated on Saturday for leg and arm injuries.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, 16 December 2015
22/12/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIA

France, Russia to share military information on IS

France and Russia agreed on Monday night to share intelligence relating to the Islamic State armed group (IS) especially on foreign fighters having joined jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria.

French soldiers in Rwanda, ten days after the start of Operation Turquoise.
19/10/2015 - RWANDA - FRANCE

Further call on the French government to release archives dating back to the Rwandan genocide

Anti-racist groups in France held talks at the French Senate to call on the government to release archives dating back to the Rwandan genocide.
The Foreign Legion on parade on Bastille Day
17/09/2015 - DJIBOUTI - FRANCE - Slovakia

Foreign Legion officers on trial accused of causing Slovak recruit's death

Four former soldiers in France's Foreign Legion faced trial on Thursday, accused of causing the death of a 25-year-old Slovak recruit on an exercise in the desert of Djibouti.
Sea rescue, survivors migrants arriving in Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy, in 2013
15/09/2015 - France - European Union

France to deploy frigate against Mediterranean people smugglers

France is to deploy a naval frigate to try to stop people smugglers in the Mediterranean, the defence ministry announced on Monday.
Damaged buildings are pictured during a sandstorm in the Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria, 7 September 2015.
11/09/2015 - France - Syria

France may launch strikes in Syria 'in self defence': Fabius

If France launches air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, it would take place “under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, in other words, in self-defence”, French Foreign ...
Pro-Tobruk forces have waged a losing battle against the Islamic State armed group
17/08/2015 - Libya

Tobruk-based Libya government calls for airstrikes on IS-held city

The internationally recognised government of Libya is calling on Arab countries to bomb positions held by the Islamic State (IS) armed group on its soil.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
14/08/2015 - Nigeria

US exporting arms to Nigeria despite 'ban'

Despite a much touted “ban” allegedly preventing the United States from exporting arms to the Nigerian forces, Pentagon records show the US Army is sending military equipment, including ...
Mali soldiers in training, 2015
08/08/2015 - Mali-France

12 dead, 7 arrested, after deadly siege in Mali ends

Malian special forces backed by French soldiers have ended the siege of a hotel in central Mali, freeing four hostages being held there by gunmen, according to officials.