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Burundian police with the coffin of opposition member Zedi Feruzi on 23 May
26/05/2015 - BURUNDI - FRANCE

France stops security cooperation with Burundi, report

France has suspended security cooperation with Burundi, according to reports.
Journalists at the scene of the murders near Chevaline in the french Alps
25/05/2015 - FRANCE - United Kingdom - Iraq

French ex-foreign legionnaire named as suspect in Alps British-Iraqi murders

A former French foreign legion soldier is named as the prime suspect in the 2012 murder of an Iraqi-born British businessman and his family in the Alps in a book to be published in the UK next week.
Soldiers to be permanently patrolling French sensitive sites
25/05/2015 - Spotlight on France

Soldiers to be permanently patrolling French sensitive sites

Ever since January’s deadly attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket in Paris, France has seen more soldiers patrolling its home territory than it has for more than fifty ...
US President Barack Obama (R), flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry, delivers remarks to reporters at the top of a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington 21 May 2015
22/05/2015 - Syria-US-Iraq

IS group advance exposes cracks in US Middle East strategy

Islamic State group militants inched closer on Friday to carving out a caliphate state, after seizing the last government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq. It follows the group's takeover of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and the Iraqi town of Ramadi in just a week.

Roadblocks in Bujumbura, Burundi, 15 May 2015.
15/05/2015 - Burundi

Bujumbura tense after Burundi coup plotters' arrest

Burundi’s capital Bujumbura remains tense on Friday after the authorities arrested a group of coup plotters.

General Godefroid Niyombare gives an address on 13 May
15/05/2015 - Burundi

Burundi coup leader on the run as Nkurunziza returns to Bujumbura

The leader of the failed military coup in Burundi was on the run on Friday morning after three of his fellow plotters were arrested. President Pierre Nkurunziza had returned to the capital

Senegalese President Macky Sall
12/05/2015 - SENEGAL

Senegal sends soldiers to Yemen, triggering debate, protest

Senegal is sending more than 2,000 soldiers to Riyadh to help Saudi Arabia fight rebels in Yemen.
The wreckage of the Airbus A400M, which crashed 9 May near Seville, Spain.
12/05/2015 - France - Spain

Spain tells Airbus to ground new A400Ms after fatal crash

Spain says it will halt trials of newly assembled Airbus A400M military transport aircraft as authorities continue to investigate a deadly crash near Seville that killed four crew members during a ...
Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh: China "welcome"
11/05/2015 - DJIBOUTI

'Historic' Chinese military base to open in Horn of Africa

China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, an historic development that would see the US and China each have bases in the small nation that guards the entrance to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

A soldier in France's Sangaris operation in the Central African Republic
07/05/2015 - Central African Republic - FRANCE

Central Africa to open case in French soldiers' sex abuse allegations

The Central African Republic (CAR) is to take legal action against French soldiers accused of exchanging paedophile sex for food during the French military operation in the country.