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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 ...
Wellwishers welcome migrants at the main railway station in Dortmund, Germany
08/09/2015 - FRANCE - IRAq - SYRIa

French minister slams only-Christian refugees call, as Paris minorities conference opens

As Paris hosted a conference on protecting minority groups in the Middle East Tuesday, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve lambasted French mayors who have said they would only accept ...
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius
07/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIA

Syrians take French FM Fabius to court for 'encouraging' al-Nusra

Relations of victims of jihadist groups in Syria took the French government to court on Monday, accusing Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius of encouraging violence in their country by praising ...
Memorial to the Rain Warrior in Matauri Bay, Northland, New Zealand.
06/09/2015 - FRANCE - NEW ZEALAND

French Rainbow Warrior bomber breaks 30-year silence

The French secret service frogman who attached the mines which sank the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand 30 years ago apologised for his actions in an interview Sunday

Isabelle Prime was greeted by President Hollande and Foreign minister Laurent Fabius, August 7, 2015
08/08/2015 - France-Yemen

French hostage Isabelle Prime back in France after Yemen release

France's last hostage abroad, Isabelle Prime, returned home Friday evening after spending more than five months in captivity.
Demonstrators in Yemen call for the release of French hostage Isabelle Prime, 24 February 2015.
07/08/2015 - FRANCE-YEMEN

French hostage flies home after being freed in Yemen

Isabelle Prime, France's last hostage abroad, is scheduled to fly home on Friday, after being held captive for more than 5 months in Yemen.
29/07/2015 - France-Iran

Fabius delivers presidential invitation to Rouhani as relations post-deal thaw

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived in Teheran on Wednesday seeking to revive relations with Iran, after this month's historic nuclear deal.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will be in Iran on Wednesday
28/07/2015 - FRANCE - IRAN

Bad blood between France's Fabius and hardliners in Iran

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius's visit to Iran on Wednesday will be a key test of the relationship between Tehran and Paris, French President Francois Hollande says, as hardliners in Iran ...
Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Affairs Minister during climate negotiations in June in Bonn, Germany
21/07/2015 - France - climate change

France calls for compromise to reach climate change deal at December conference

France's foreign affairs minister called for compromise on political differences to speed up progress on an agreement on climate change at a conference of representatives of 45 countries in Paris on Monday.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius at the Iran talks in Vienna
21/07/2015 - FRANCE - IRAN

French FM Fabius to visit Iran next week

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius is to visit Iran next week, following last week's signing of a nuclear deal with Tehran.