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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.
Hollande welcome Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the Elysée presidential palace
26/11/2014 - France - Egypt

Hollande calls for democratic transition in Egypt on Sisi Paris visit

French President François Hollande called on Egypt to pursue its “democratic transition” after lunching with Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday.
The funeral of nine Minusma troops killed in northern Mali earlier this month in Bamako
27/10/2014 - France - Libya - Mali

France to send troops back to north Mali as insurgent activity revives

France is to send troops redeployed to neighbouring countries back to theMali because UN forces have failed to turn up in the troubled north of the country as planned, French Defence Minister ...
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