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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 ...
Afghan police outside the lycée Istiqlal in Kabul after the suicide attack
12/12/2014 - Afghanistan - France

Taliban targeted culture and creation in Kabul school blast, Hollande

Afghanistan’s Taliban showed their hatred of culture and creativity in Thursday’s suicide attack on a French high school and cultural centre in Kabul, French President François ...
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius during a debate on Palestine in the National Assembly last month
03/12/2014 - France - Middle East

France, Jordan push UN Middle East vote after French MPs back Palestine recognition

Following the French parliament’s vote in favour of recognising Palestine as a state, Jordan is to push the UN Security Council to pass a resolution before Christmas

Al-Kalaseh neigbourhood of Aleppo last month
26/11/2014 - France - Syria

France calls for safe zones in Syria in fight against Assad and Islamic State jihadists

France has called for the creation of safe zones in Syria to protect civilians from both government forces and the Islamic State (IS) armed group.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France's Laurent Fabius and China's Wang Yi in Vienna on Monday
25/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France optimistic over Iran nuclear talks

France’s Foreign Affairs Minister was cautiously optimistic about nuclear negotiations with Iran after the suspension of talks in Vienna on Monday.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris on Thursday
21/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

Fabius, Kerry in make-or-break talks with Iran over nuclear programme

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius travelled to Vienna on Friday to join US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s Javad Zarif for make-or-break talks on Iran's nuclear programme.

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