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Iraqi President Fuad Masum with France's François Hollande at this week's conference on his country in Paris
19/09/2014 - France - Iraq - US

French air strikes on Iraq begin

France has carried out its first air-strikes in Iraq, just hours after President François Hollande announced the country’s participation in the US-led offensive against the Islamic State ...
19/09/2014

African press review 19 September 2014

There are questions over the death toll after a Nigerian church collapsed and why the tragedy happened. Three men claim they were shopping for arms for Nigerian intelligence in SA.
President François Hollande at his press conference on Thursday
19/09/2014 - France - US - Iraq

Obama welcomes French decision to join Iraq air strikes

US President Barack Obama on Thursday welcomed France’s decision to take part in air strikes against the Islamic State armed group in Iraq as Washington tries to win allies to fight the ...
Ukrainian soldier in Donetsk guards border with Russia on August, 15, 2014.
16/08/2014 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Top diplomats to meet after Ukraine says it destroyed Russian convoy

Top Russian and Ukrainian diplomats have agreed to meet with their French and German counterparts in Berlin on Sunday in an urgent attempt to lower tensions after Kiev claimed to destroy Russian ...
13/08/2014 - France

India says fighter jet deal with France still in the works

A deal between India and France's Dassault Aviation to buy fighter jets worth 12 billion euro is still underway.
13/08/2014 - France

France sends military aid to Iraq

France has sent weapons to Iraq to help the Kurdistan forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) militants in the north of the country.
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 ...
08/08/2014 - France - US

US warplanes strike jihadist targets in northern Iraq

The United States has conducted targeted airstrikes on military positions of the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Iraq.

05/08/2014 - France - Middle East

France to supply Lebanon with weapons to battle Islamist insurgents

Lebanon's army commander General Jean Kahwagi has urged France to speed up its delivery of weapons to the country.

03/08/2014

French weekly magazines review 3 August 2014

The safety of air travel, French Jews heading back to Israel, and President Hollande's military exploits in Africa are all covered in the round-up of this week's top news stories. 

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