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Members of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in Deir Ezzor last year
22/01/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq

Former French soldiers fighting with Islamic State, minister confirms

About 10 former French soldiers are fighting in jihadist ranks in Iraq and Syria, most of them with the Islamic State (IS) armed group, RFI has discovered.
16/01/2015 - Report: Italy - Syria

Two Italian aid worker hostages in Syria released

Two Italian aid workers taken hostage in Syria five months ago have been released and arrived in Rome over Thursday night.

President Hollande reviewing French troops, Kapisa,  Afghanistan, 25 May, 2012.
31/12/2014 - France - Afghanistan

Last French troops handover in Afghanistan

The last French troops in Afghanistan held a ceremony in Kabul on Wednesday to mark the end of their deployment there.

Syria refugeees in Lebanon's Bekaa valley
10/12/2014 - Report: Syria - Lebanon

UN vouchers for Syrian refugees saved by ‘unprecedented’ flood of donations

The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it will reinstate food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees.
Syrians take refuge in Lebanon's Shatila camp
10/12/2014 - International report

Syrians take refuge in Lebanon's Shatila camp

Syria's civil war has caused over three million Syrians to flee the country, with over one million of them now living in Lebanon.
Warm welcome - Russian President Vladimir Putin meets France's François Hollande at Moscow Vnukovo airport
07/12/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

Hollande meets Putin in Moscow to ‘deescalate’ Ukraine crisis

French President François Hollande became the first Western leader to visit Moscow since the start of the Ukraine crisis on Saturday.
A Mirage 2000D in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2009
26/11/2014 - France - Jordan - Iraq

French bombers to arrive in Jordan Thursday for strikes against IS in Iraq

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.

Al-Kalaseh neigbourhood of Aleppo last month
26/11/2014 - France - Syria

France calls for safe zones in Syria in fight against Assad and Islamic State jihadists

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.

Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of Honour recognises distinguished military and civilian service to France.
25/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - New Zealand

Shy British WWII spy heroine receives French Legion of Honour

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 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.

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