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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls visits pilots from the French Air Forces close to Mirage 2000D (back) at the 101 Air-base in Niamey on 23 November 2014.
23/11/2014 - FRANCE - JORDAN - IRAQ

French jets due in Jordan to help fight against IS group

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.

18/11/2014

French press review 18 November 2014

Both Le Monde and Le Figaro devote their top story to Maxime Hauchard, the 22-year-old Frenchman believed to have been involved in the recent decapitation of the American hostage, Peter Kassig, and ...
17/11/2014

French press review 17 November 2014

The French press rounds up all the usual suspects . . .
A Syrian woman with her son, who has meningitis but no drugs to treat it, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley
12/11/2014 - Report: Lebanon

Lebanon to ignore UN policy on Syrian refugees

Lebanon has announced that it will set its own policies regarding refugees from conflict in Syria, rather than following those set by international bodies like the United Nations, which it accused of ...
Villagers in Fafa, a village in the Gao region of northern Mali, with a French armoured car
09/11/2014 - France - Mali

French military kills 24 jihadists in north Mali

French forces have killed 24 armed Islamists in a two-week operation in northern Mali, the army announced on Saturday.
Lebanese army soldiers patrol following clashes between Lebanese soldiers and Islamist gunmen in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, 28 October 2014.
04/11/2014 - FRANCE - Saudi Arabia - Lebanon

Saudi Arabia and France sign deal to provide arms to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia and France signed an agreement on Tuesday to provide 2.4 billion euros of French military weapons to Lebanon.

31/10/2014

French press review 31 October 2014

The political crisis in the west African nation of Burkina Faso receives front-page coverage in this morning’s French papers.

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish-Syrian border in October 2014.
29/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

French father arrested for abducting daughter to join Syria jihad

A French man accused of kidnapping his 18-month-old daughter in 2013 to wage jihad in Syria was taken into custody on Tuesday when he arrived in France after being deported from ...
An explosion at Kobane after an airstrike
29/10/2014 - France - Kurds - Syria - Turkey

Syrian Kurds want France to press Erdogan to allow Kobane relief during Paris visit

Syria’s main Kurdish party has called on France to press Turkey to allow reinforcements to reach the besieged town of Kobane when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Paris on ...
French President François Hollande (L) greets Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian  in Paris on Monday
28/10/2014 - FRANCE - AZERBAIJAN - ARMENIA

Hollande holds Nagorny Karabakh talks with Armenian, Azerbaijan leaders

French President François Hollande held talks with leaders from Armenia and Azerbaijan Monday over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh.
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