Some 34,000 French military jobs will be cut by 2019 as France moves to reduce military spending.
President François Hollande called a meeting of France’s top defence committee Wednesday morning after Al-Qaeda’s north African branch (Aqim) claimed that it has killed a French ...
Officials said earlier today that a French corporal was killed while tracking down jihadist fighters in their northern Mali mountain hideout.
France has awarded the Legion of Honour to the first victim of a series of deadly shootings by self-proclaimed jihadist Mohamed Merah in Toulouse exactly a year ago.
The French Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, believes it will take another three weeks for French troops to fully secure north-eastern Mali from Islamic militants, and warned there could be ...
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was to meet Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré on Saturday after declaring France’s task in Mali 70 per cent accomplished.
A French jihadi fighter was to be extradited from Mali on Friday, according to Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian who said that the man is the second Islamist to be sent to France this week.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited the “last bastions” Islamist militias in northern Mali on a surprise visit Thursday.
French and Malian troops suffered casualties in clashes with Islamist fighters near northern Mali’s main town, Gao, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.
Nato is not likely to become involved in Mali, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday.