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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. 

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.

19/07/2014

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 ...

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