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Rafales at Dassault's factory in Merignac, south-east France
25/02/2015 - France - India

Le Drian in Delhi again as India dithers over Rafale deal

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in Delhi on Tuesday in a fresh attempt to seal a troubled deal to sell India’s air force 126 ...
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in Cairo on Monday
17/02/2015 - France - Egypt

France, Egypt sign Rafale deal as Cairo bombs IS

France has signed an agreement with Egypt for the first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet.
The families of the Copts demonstrate on Friday before their murder
16/02/2015 - France - Egypt - Libya

France, Egypt call for new measures against IS after Coptic beheadings video

France and Egypt on Monday called for the UN Security Council to meet to plan new measures against the Islamic State (IS) armed group as Cairo launched air strikes against the jihadists following the ...
A Rafale flies over the pyramids
13/02/2015 - France - Egypt

France clinches first foreign Rafale jet sale to Egypt

France has sealed a deal with Egypt to sell 24 French Rafale fighter jets, a navy frigate and missiles.
Smoke from the Greek F-16 fighter plane after it crashed on Monday
28/01/2015 - France - Greece - Spain

Spain opens inquiry into deadly Nato fighter jet crash

An investigation has started to determine the cause of Monday’s fighter jet crash in Spain in which nine French and two Greek military personnel died.
An anti-Balaka militiaman behind villagers in Bouca, Central African Republic
23/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

Kidnapped French aid worker’s family worried for her safety

The son of a French aid worker held hostage by anti-balaka Christian militia in the Central African Republic (CAR) says he is worried for her safety.
Members of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in Deir Ezzor last year
22/01/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq

Former French soldiers fighting with Islamic State, minister confirms

About 10 former French soldiers are fighting in jihadist ranks in Iraq and Syria, most of them with the Islamic State (IS) armed group, RFI has discovered.
France has deployed 10,000 soldiers on home soil, 13 January 2015
13/01/2015 - France

France deploys 10,500 troops after Charlie Hebdo attacks

France has deployed 10,500 soldiers on home soil and posted 5,000 extra police officers to protect key sites to precent further attacks after last week's killing spree by Islamist gunmen, French ...
01/01/2015 - France

Warships delivery dependent on Ukraine situation, says France

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said his country would deliver two warships ordered by Russia only if there were concrete signs of lasting peace in Ukraine.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said there should be better coordination among security forces of countries in Africa
15/12/2014 - FRANCE/AFRICA

Le Drian urges African countries to combine efforts against jihadist threat

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made the appeal at a security conference in Senegal on Monday.

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