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22/07/2014 - France - Sahel

Operation Barkhane increases French influence in the Sahel

The French government announced that a new military operation, spanning five countries in the Sahel region of North Africa, will start at the beginning of August.

French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius (L) with his Egyptian counterpart Samih Shukri (R) in Cairo
19/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Truce in Gaza urgent, French FM says during Egypt visit

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called for an “urgent” ceasefire in Gaza, backing the Egyptian plan rejected by Hamas this week.


French press review 19 July 2014

The French papers discuss the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 near Ukraine’s border with Russia, Israel’s latest offensive on Gaza and give a brief mention to François ...


French press review 18 July 2014

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur Thursday, in strife-torn east Ukraine is everyone’s front-page story this morning.

Three journalists working for Al Jazeera- Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed (L-R) have been jailed in Egypt
18/07/2014 - Report: Egypt - European Union

European parliament calls for ban on spy technology export to Egypt

The European parliament yesterday called for a ban of surveillance and military technology to Egypt.

Dejvid Nikolic, photo taken by French army
17/07/2014 - France - Mali

Belmokhtar's jihadis say they killed French soldier in Mali

A jihadist movement led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who is linked to Al Qaeda, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the death of a French soldier in Mali.


French press review 17 July 2014

Anti-Semitism, racism, the Tour de France are among the subjects addressed in today's papers ..


French press review 16 July 2014

Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip continues to cost lives. Brics members look at candidates that could extend their clout.

French military base in Gao, northern Mali
15/07/2014 - France - Mali

Ninth French soldier killed in Mali

A French legionnaire has been killed in a suicide attack in northern Mali, the ninth soldier to have died since the French intervention there in 2013.

French President François Hollande, Champs Elysées, 14 July 2014
14/07/2014 - France

Hollande booed by some at French Bastille Day parade

Thousands gathered in Paris for France’s traditional Bastille Day military parade, on Monday while some among the crowd booed when French President François Hollande arrived to ...