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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.

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.

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