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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President François Hollande (R) meet in Paris on Friday
04/10/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIa - SYRIa

Hollande calls on Putin to target IS in Syria air strikes

French President François Hollande has warned that a "partition of Syria" could lead to sectarian war between Sunni and Shia Muslims across the Middle East.
Young Ali Mohammed Al-Nimr.
23/09/2015 - Saudi Arabia

Activists campaign to stop Saudi youth's crucifixion as kingdom heads UN rights panel

Saudi Arabia has dismissed the final appeal of a 21-year old man due to be beheaded and crucified for taking part in anti-government protests even though he was a minor at the time.
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut, 3 novembre 2014
06/05/2015 - Lebanon - Syria

Hezbollah Qalamun offensive could plunge Lebanon into spiral of violence, analyst

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, has vowed to oust Syrian opposition fighters from a mountainous region on the border with his country.

French weekly magazines review 12 April 2015

Mixed reactions to the recently signed nuclear deal with Iran, a profile of the most influential man in France, a warning about the dangers posed by robots and the challenges facing Nigeria's newly ...
Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 4/5
19/03/2015 - International report

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 4/5

Four years on from first violent protests in Syria, the civil war shows no end in sight.
A portrait of police officer Ali Bazzal executed by the Al-Nusra Front on show in a Beirut street
11/12/2014 - Report: Syria - Lebanon

Islamic State commander calls on jihadists to attack Lebanon

A commander with the Islamic State (IS) armed group has said his militia should target Lebanon, accusing its government of complicity with Shia-Muslim movement Hezbollah.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (R), EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C) and Iran's FM Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) in Geneva
10/11/2013 - Analysis: France - Iran - US

Did France scupper Iran nuclear deal in Geneva?

Did France torpedo nuclear negotiations with Iran? Iranian media and politicians think so and, even if Paris denies the charge, pro-Israel neo-conservatives in the US agree

23/10/2012 - Bahrein - France

Bahrein policewoman acquitted of torturing France 24 reporter

A Bahreini court has cleared a female police officer accused of torturing a reporter for RFI’s sister stations France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya during protests last year.
07/08/2012 - Syria - France

France 24 recalls reporter from Syria after death threats

RFI’s sister TV station, France 24, has recalled one of its reporters from Syria after threats to his life were published on social media.
The plight of minority populations in Iraq
19/07/2012 - World news explained

The plight of minority populations in Iraq

A recent study has found that minorities in Iraq face increased oppression. It said that the plight of minorities has worsened since the departure of US combat troops at the end of last year.