Two Italian aid workers taken hostage in Syria five months ago have been released and arrived in Rome over Thursday night.
The last French troops in Afghanistan held a ceremony in Kabul on Wednesday to mark the end of their deployment there.
Six French bombers are to be sent to Jordan on Thursday to launch raids on the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Iraq, the French government announced on Wednesday.
France has called for the creation of safe zones in Syria to protect civilians from both government forces and the Islamic State (IS) armed group.
A 93-year-old British woman was awarded France's highest honour on Tuesday for her perilous spying missions in German-occupied France in World War II.
French fighter jets are due to arrive in Jordan soon to join operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday.