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Nuclear plant at Nogent-sur-Seine
02/09/2014 - France

Nuclear ban on muslim engineer upheld by French court

A French court Monday upheld a ban on a Muslim engineer from accessing nuclear sites, citing his links with jihadist networks, though his lawyer insists the ban is due to Islamophobia.

Somali government soldiers during the attack
01/09/2014 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab attack Somali intelligence HQ

Suspected Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists attacked the Somali intelligence headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday.

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.

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.

21/08/2014

French press review 21 August 2014

President François Hollande and the press have never been a good match - and today criticism of the leader over his economic policies is particularly withering.

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.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had urged for Friday's meeting to arm the Iraqi Kurds.
15/08/2014 - France - Iraq - Europe

EU ministers agree to arm Iraqi Kurds

European Union ministers agreed on Friday during an emergency meeting in Brussels to arm the beleaguered Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State militants overruning northern swaths of the ...

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