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An MP flees the parliament in Ouagadougou as demonstrators occupy it on Thursday
31/10/2014 - Burkina Faso - Mali

France calls for calm in Burkina Faso as army says Compaoré no longer in power

French Foreign Affairs Secretary Laurent Fabius on Friday called for calm in Burkina Faso as protesters took to the streets after President Blaise Compaoré refused to leave power and the army ...
"Visionator" Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-L) with French President François Hollande, his ecology adviser Nicolas Hulot and France's Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius on Friday in Paris.
12/10/2014 - France - Climate change

Schwarzenegger’s Paris climate meeting calls for action on global warming

A global warming conference in Paris, launched by former Hollywood star and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, ended with international officials and business leaders present pledging to seek ...
US-led airstrikes on IS positions in Kobane on Friday
11/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

France to help Turkey join EU as Islamic State fights Kurds in Kobane

As the West presses Turkey to intervene against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, France has said it is willing to help Turkey's long-standing bid to join the European Union (EU) and ...
Iraqi President Fuad Masum before meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday
12/09/2014 - France - Iraq

Hollande visits Iraq ahead of Paris conference on fighting Islamic State

French President François Hollande declared his support for the new Iraqi government in Baghdad on Friday

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
22/08/2014 - France - Iraq

Iraqi Christians find refuge in France

Some 40 Iraqi Christians were flown into Paris on Thursday after having fled Islamic extremists rampaging through large swaths of northern Iraq.
Members of the minority Yazidi religious sect in Iraq.
15/08/2014 - France - Europe - Iraq

EU ministers hold meeting on arming Iraqi Kurds

Foreign ministers of the European Union are to meet in Brussels on Friday as some members of the 28-nation bloc have asserted pressure to provide arms supplies to the country’s embattled ...
Members of the minority Yazidi sect who have fled the violence in the province of Dohuk on August 10, 2014.
11/08/2014 - Frane - Iraq - Europe

US arms Iraqi Kurds as France makes appeal to EU to mobilise

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called on the European Union to respond to calls for arms from Iraq’s beleagured Kurds as they start to make gains against Islamic State fighters who ...
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Baghdad on August 10, 2014.
10/08/2014 - France - Iraq

France will not join military action in Iraq

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday that France will not join the United States in carrying out military action in Iraq but reiterated its commitment to the ongoing humanitarian ...
10/08/2014

French weekly magazines review 10 August 2014

This week's l'Express wonders if the French Jewish community is right to be scared.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
10/08/2014 - France - Iraq

French foreign minister urges unity government in Iraq

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday that the formation of a broad unity government is critical to tackling jihadist expansion in northern Iraq.

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