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Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 4/5
19/03/2015 - International report

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 4/5

Four years on from first violent protests in Syria, the civil war shows no end in sight.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 2/5
17/03/2015 - International report

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 2/5

The violence in Syria has triggered the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War, with nearly three million people forced to flee Syria so far. Among the neighbouring countries currently ...
A file photo of a Syrian refugee girl sitting outside a tent at a refugee camp in Northern Lebanon.
16/03/2015 - Report: Lebanon

Lebanon bears the brunt of the Syrian refugee crisis

Today marks the fourth anniversary of violent protests in Syria that sparked the civil war between supporters of president Bashar al-Assad and those trying to overthrow his regime.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 1/5
16/03/2015 - International report

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 1/5

This week marks the fourth anniversary of the first violent protests in Syria, signaling the beginning of a long and bloody civil war, which shows no end in sight. Nearly three million people have ...
The scene of the attack, La Terrasse in Bamako's Hippodrome district
13/03/2015 - Mali - France - Belgium

Mali attack suspect shot resisting arrest, police

Mali’s special forces have killed a suspect in the weekend’s attack on a Bamako restaurant, in which a French citizen was among the five people killed, Malian intelligence said on Friday.
Euro coins - not commemorating the Battle of Waterloo
13/03/2015 - France

France blocks Belgian euro coin marking Battle of Waterloo

France has won the Battle of Waterloo … or more precisely the battle over whether Belgium can issue a two-euro coin celebrating the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo.

La Terrasse restaurant in Bamako after the attack that left five dead
12/03/2015 - Mali - France

Slow progress in Mali restaurant attack inquiry as Tuaregs debate peace deal

The inquiry into the attack on a Bamako restaurant that killed five people, including French national Fabien Guyomard, was making slow progress five days after it took place.
13-year-old Abu Bakr al Faransi; who was killed fighting in Syria in January
10/03/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq

13-year-old French boy killed fighting for IS in Syria

France's youngest-ever jihadist, fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, is reported to have died in combat at the age of 13.
French President Francois Hollande (R) with Syrian opposition leader Khaled Khoja at the Elysée Palace in Paris
05/03/2015 - France - Syria - Iran

Assad not credible partner in fighting IS, Hollande at meeting with Syrian opposition chief

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not a “credible” partner in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) armed group, French President François Hollande said Thursday after meeting ...
Nemtsov's corpse on the bridge near St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin where he was gunned down
28/02/2015 - France - Russia

Hollande condemns Nemtsov assassination

French President François Hollande on Saturday condemned the murder of Boris Nemtsov.
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