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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.

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.
Al-Qaeda tightens grip on Iraq.
06/01/2014 - World news explained

Al-Qaeda tightens grip on Iraq.

Heavy artillery fire and air strikes have continued in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, as the military battles to retake parts of the city from al-Qaeda linked fighters.
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

Sectarian divisions increase in Syrian conflict
28/10/2013 - World news explained

Sectarian divisions increase in Syrian conflict

The conflict in Syria is increasingly fuelled by the sectarian divide between Sunni and Shia Islam in the region.
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.
22/08/2012 - France - Lebanon - Syria

France calls on Lebanon not to import Syrian conflict

France has warned against the spread of the Syrian conflict to Lebanon after sectarian clashes in the north Lebanon city of Tripoli.
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.