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Former French interior minister Claude Guéant talks to RFI
08/03/2015 - France

Ex-Sarkozy aide charged with tax evasion in Libya election finance probe

A former French interior minister and key ally of right-wing leader Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with tax evasion and forgery in a case linked to allegations that Moamer Kadhafi’s Libya ...
Claude Guéant with Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 in Tripoli with Moamer Kadhafi
06/03/2015 - France - Libya

Former French interior minister Guéant detained over Sarkozy Libya finance allegations

Former French interior minister Claude Guéant was taken into custody on Friday in connection with the alleged financing by Moamer Kadhafi’s Libya of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 ...
Reinforced security at St Peter's in Rome
19/02/2015 - Report: Italy

Italy warns IS could pose threat to Europe, steps up security

Italy has issued its strongest warning yet about the danger of the Islamic State (IS) armed group establishing a stronghold in Libya that would threaten Europe’s security.
18/02/2015

African press review 18 February 2015

Zuma comes under fire for letting police drag MPs out of parliament. Copts call off a protest for security reasons but Muslim Brothers supporters demonstrate in universities.
17/02/2015

African press review 17 February 2015

Cairo's response to the beheading by Islamic State armed group of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians and job losses in South Africa are among today's stories in Africa ..

17/02/2015

French press review 17 February 2015

Will there be international intervention in Libya? Is the Rafale sale a milestone in Franco-Egyptian relations? Will PSG dazzle us?

Security forces outside the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli last month
17/02/2015 - Report: Italy - Libya

Italy closes Tripoli embassy as Libya marks four years without Kadhafi

Italy closed its embassy in Tripoli and evacuated its citizens as the conflict in the country worsens, as Libyans marked the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Moamer Kadhafi on ...
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 ...
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.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets French air force pilots in Niger's capital Niamey last month
14/12/2014 - France - Mali - Niger

French troops have neutralised 200 Sahel jihadists this year, Le Drian

The French army has “neutralised” 200 jihadist fighters in the Sahel over the last year, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says in an interview to be published tomorrow.
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