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French President Francois Hollande announces the results of air strikes on Syria at the UN General Assembly in New York
27/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa

French air strikes destroy IS camp in Syria, Hollande

French president François Hollande said that six jets hit a training camp of the Islamic State (IS) armed group near the town of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria on Sunday, shortly after Paris ...
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
27/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa

France starts air strikes on IS in Syria

France has carried out its first air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, following its decision to expand its bombing campaign against the jihadists from neighbouring Iraq.

Clashes between Egyptian soldiers and Islamic State group jihadists in northern Sinai , seen from Rafah , July 2, 2015 .
22/09/2015 - EGYPT

NGOs slam Egypt for detroying Sinai homes in anti-Islamic State fight

Egypt’s government has forcibly evicted 3,200 families in the Sinai Peninsula since it came to power in 2013, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses the National Assembly on Syria on 15 September 2015
16/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa

French Syria IS air strikes to start 'in next few weeks'

French air strikes on Syria will start within a few weeks, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.
Belgian police officers stand guard on a platform at the Thalys high-speed train terminal at Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station 22 August 2015.
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

France to tighten rail security as EU ministers meet after foiled train attack

Nine European interior ministers met in Paris on Saturday and agreed to enhance security measures for international rail transport.
Algerians celebrated 50 years of independence in 2012
21/08/2015 - Algeria

Ghost of French colonialism haunts education debate in Algeria

A proposal for changing the way school children in Algeria learn how to read and write has sparked a storm of protest, underscoring sensitivities about language half a century after independence from ...
20/08/2015 - Mauritania

Jailed Mauritanian anti-slavery activist to boycott court hearing

A former slave who stood for the presidency of Mauritania is due back in court Thursday.
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 ...
Omar Omsen, also known as Omar Diaby, was one of the main recruiters of French nationals to the jihadist fight in Syria
09/08/2015 - France-Syria

Notorious ISIS recruiter, Omar Omsen, dies in Syria

Franco-Senegalese jihadist, Omar Diaby, better known as Omar Omsen, has been killed in Syria, French media reported on Sunday.