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Laurent Fabius
Sanaa residents watch Huthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi on television
27/02/2015 - France - Yemen

Yemen tribal leaders start mediation with French woman’s kidnappers

Tribal leaders in Yemen have started mediating between the kidnappers of a French aid worker and her translator and local leaders of Shia Huthi militias.
Isabelle Prime's place of work in Sanaa.
25/02/2015 - France - Yemen

France trying to contact French woman’s Yemeni kidnappers

The French government is trying to contact the kidnappers of Isabelle Prime, the French woman kidnapped in Yemen on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday.
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius.
22/02/2015 - France - Niger

French Foreign Minister in Niger to present anti-Boko Haram strategy

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived Sunday morning in Niamey after visiting Chad and Cameroon on Saturday.

Chadian soldiers participate in the opening ceremony of Flintlock 2015, an exercise organized by the US military in Ndjamena February 16, 2015. The "Flintlock" manoeuvres unfold as Chad and four neighbouring states prepare a taskforce to take on Boko Haram
21/02/2015 - France - Chad - Cameroon - Niger

French Foreign Minister touring African countries affected by Boko Haram

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visited Chad on Saturday before travelling to Cameroon and Niger in a show of solidarity with the three French-speaking countries increasingly affected by Boko ...
Indonesia President Joko Widodo
10/02/2015 - France - Indonesia

Indonesia to execute French national on drug charges

Indonesia is set to execute a convicted French drug-pusher after his appeal for presidential clemency was rejected.
French humanitarian worker Claudia Priest.
25/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

Freed aid worker in the CAR to return to France

The French aid worker who was kidnapped this week in the Central African Republic and freed Friday will arrive at a military airport near Paris on Sunday evening.

Bangui archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, a key player in the release of Claudia Priest.
24/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

French aid worker released in Central African Republic

French aid worker Claudia Priest has been released after being kidnapped on Monday in the Central African Republic, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.

A Belgian soldier guards an entrance of the European Council headquarters in central Brussels
19/01/2015 - France - European Union

France, Belgium push for anti-jihadi air travel monitoring at European ministers’ meeting

European foreign affairs ministers were to discuss EU-wide cooperation to combat Islamist violence at a meeting in Brussels on Monday.
US President Barack Obama announces the shift in policy towards Cuba
19/12/2014 - France - Cuba - US

Hollande welcomes ‘end of Cold War’ with US-Cuba thaw

French President François Hollande has welcomed resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States after 54 years, saying that it has come none too soon.

Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad al-Malki
17/12/2014 - France - Middle East - UN

Palestinians to put French draft on Israeli withdrawal to UN Security Council

The Palestinian Authority is to submit a largely French-drafted text calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories to the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Foreign Minister ...
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