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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.
The funeral of nine Minusma troops killed in northern Mali earlier this month in Bamako
27/10/2014 - France - Libya - Mali

France to send troops back to north Mali as insurgent activity revives

France is to send troops redeployed to neighbouring countries back to theMali because UN forces have failed to turn up in the troubled north of the country as planned, French Defence Minister ...
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

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