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French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
06/10/2015 - France

Five 'terrorists' to be stripped of French citizenship

Five "terrorists" will be stripped of their French nationality, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced Tuesday.

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.
Protestors against the law say "Not to mass surveillance" in April
04/10/2015 - FRANCE

Journalists take new French spy law to European rights court

A French journalists' group is to fight France's new security law at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), claiming that new powers to intercept phone calls and digital communications are a ...
Bashar al-Assad
30/09/2015 - France - Syria

France launches probe into Assad regime for crimes against humanity

France is investigating Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime over alleged crimes against humanity, the Paris prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
28/09/2015 - France - Syria

France, Assad should unite against 'common enemy' in Syria, says French MP

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and France have a "common enemy", an MP visiting Syria said Monday, calling for a "united front” against the Islamic State armed group.

French President Francois Hollande announces the results of air strikes on Syria at the UN General Assembly in New York
27/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa

French air strikes destroy IS camp in Syria, Hollande

French president François Hollande said that six jets hit a training camp of the Islamic State (IS) armed group near the town of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria on Sunday, shortly after Paris ...
Police say Iratxe Sorzabal is Eta's chief political leader
27/09/2015 - FRANCE -Spain

Alleged Eta leaders charged and jailed in France

Two alleged top leaders of the Basque separatist group Eta were charged and remanded in custody this weekend, following their arrest earlier in the week in a hideout in the Pyrenees mountains.
French anti-terror police arrest  Sorzabal and Pla on Tuesday
26/09/2015 - FRANCE - Spain

Eta 'leaders' to face French anti-terrorist judges

Four alleged members of Basque separatist group Eta, including two who are said to be its political leaders, are to face French anti-terrorist judges after being arraigned in Paris on Saturday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with the four French MPs who visited Damascus in February
26/09/2015 - France - Syria

French MPs criticised for second trip to Assad's Syria

Three French MPs set off for Syria on Saturday to meet politicians and religious leaders, despite the uproar caused by a similar visit earlier this year and accusations that such trips give support ...
The four French journalists released from captivity arrive back in France (l-r) Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Hénin and Pierre Torres
26/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIA

Second French jihadist named as possible Islamic State jailer

A French jihadist has been named as a possible jailer of Western hostages in Syria.