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An Aqim fighter in northern Mali last year
11/10/2014 - France - Niger - Libya - Mali

France destroys Al-Qaeda convoy carrying arms from Libya to Mali

France says its forces in NIger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.

01/10/2014

French press review 01 October 2014

This morning's front pages are not exactly joyous but Le Figaro gets the gloom and doom prize for its headline in reaction to the news that the French national debt has, for the first time in ...
An Islamic State armed group fighter
24/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France to continue air strikes in Iraq, Valls to MPs

France will continue air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) armed group until the Iraqi army has the upper hand, Prime Minister Manuel Valls told the French parliament on Wednesday.
Not laughing - French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
24/09/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

Red-faced French government promises inquiry into jihadist suspect gaffe

The French government has ordered an investigation into how three suspected jihadis managed to walk off a plane in Marseille without being detained, even though they had already been arrested in ...
A still from the Jund al-Khilafa video announcing the capture of Hervé Pierre Gourdel
23/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France to continue Iraq air strikes despite Frenchman’s kidnapping in Algeria

France will not stop its air strikes on the Islamic State armed group or negotiate with the Algerian Islamists who threatened to kill French hostage Hervé Pierre Gourdel

22/09/2014

French press review 22 September 2014

The French front pages are coming down with a bad dose of the Nicolas Sarkozys this morning. The man is everywhere, and the tone is menacing, not to say martial.

President François Hollande at his press conference on Thursday
19/09/2014 - France - US - Iraq

Obama welcomes French decision to join Iraq air strikes

US President Barack Obama on Thursday welcomed France’s decision to take part in air strikes against the Islamic State armed group in Iraq as Washington tries to win allies to fight the ...
13/09/2014

French press review 13 September 2014

Ebola is a wound that will not heal in west Africa. Hollande visits Iraq. A new war in the Middle East promises to be tough-going. And there’s good news and bad news for French sport.

A reenactment of First Battle of the Marne at Chauconin-Neufmontiers on 6  September
12/09/2014 - France - Europe

French PM Valls commemorates Battle of the Marne in ongoing world war ceremonies

French Prime minister Manuel Valls called for national unity at a ceremony to commemorate the Battle of the Marne, which saw French and British troops face German soldiers at the start of World War I ...
12/09/2014

French press review 12 September 2014

America’s coalition of the willing against the hard-line insurgents close to achieving their goal of carving out an Islamic fundamentalist regime in Iraq and Syria attracts the most comments in ...
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