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Kashmiri villagers collect saffron flowers at a field in Pampore in Kashmir
05/02/2016 - Pakistan - India

Pakistan calls for UN resolutions on Kashmir holiday

Pakistan celebrated its 16th Kashmir Solidarity Day on Friday, a national holiday to highlight the plight of Kashmiris in the area.
A self-defence group on Kiev's Maidan Square in June 2014
02/02/2016 - FRANCE - RUSSIa -UKRAINE

Ukraine asks French TV channel not to show documentary on far-right militias

A French documentary on the influence of far-right militias in the Ukraine conflict has caused a storm with the Ukrainian embassy in France asking TV channel Canal+ not to broadcast it.
French President Francois Hollande welcomes Syrian opposition coordinator Riad Hijab at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 11 January 2016.
11/01/2016 - FRANCE - SYRIA

France's Hollande condemns Syrian regime's 'policy of starving whole cities'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called on the Syrian regime to end its siege on rebel-held Madaya, where people are dying of starvation, and says the government and its Russian ally must ...
Iraqi pro-government forces enter the city of Ramadi, 28 December 2015.
29/12/2015 - IRAQ

Ramadi victory marks tough road ahead in fight against Islamic State group

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited the city of Ramadi on Tuesday, following its liberation from the Islamic State (IS) armed group on Monday.
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet takes off from the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria.
23/12/2015 - Russia

Russia airstrikes in Syria could amount to war crimes, says Amnesty International

A report released today by rights group Amnesty International says Russian air raids have killed hundreds of civilians in Syria. It says many of those raids could constitute war crimes.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov after the Syria resolution was unanimously passed
19/12/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa - un

France calls for Assad to go after UN vote on Syria peace talks

France has called for assurances that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will quit power after the unanimous adoption by the UN Security Council of a resolution backing a peace process that should mean ...
French President François Hollande meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at Moscow airport, December 6 2014
26/11/2015 - France-Russia

Hollande's grand anti-IS coalition with Russia compromised by downed jet

French President François Hollande was set to hold talks on Thursday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to rally his support behind global efforts to forge a grand coalition against Islamic ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly acknowledged that IS bombed a Russian airliner over Sinai last month
19/11/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIE - SYRIA

France, Russia relations thaw as joint anti-IS drive planned

Russia's chief of general staff talked to his French counterpart about combating the Islamic State (IS) armed group by phone on Thursday in the latest move in a thaw in Paris-Moscow relations ...
French President François Hollande spoke before both houses of parliament in a rare Congress meeting at Versailles, 16 November 2015.
17/11/2015 - FRANCE

French government seeks to write state of emergency into constitution

Following last Friday's deadly attacks in Paris by the Islamic State armed group, the government said Tuesday it would pursue changes to the country's constitution that would allow the presidency to ...
A photo of the Rafale warplane, released by the French defence ministry at the start of its military intervention in Syria last September
16/11/2015 - FRANCE-SYRIA

France hits back, striking IS in Syria after Paris attacks

French warplanes pounded the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria on Sunday, in the first such strikes since a wave of coordinated attacks killed at least 132 people and injured hundreds ...
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