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South African Al Qaeda hostage still held in Yemen
10/02/2014 - African news explained

South African Al Qaeda hostage still held in Yemen

Negotiators attempting to secure the release of the South African hostage Pierre Korkie, who is being held in Yemen by Al Qaeda, say they have no proof that he is either alive or dead.

Three large explosions in Yemen's capital Sanaa, 3 February 2014
03/02/2014 - France - Yemen

Mortar fire near French embassy in Yemen

A mortar shell was fired in the direction of the French embassy in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen on Sunday night and a car bomb exploded metres away.

Security has been tightened on the streets of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a.
07/08/2013 - France - Yemen

France to close Yemen mission until Sunday

France will keep its embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, closed until at least Sunday, following similar decisions by other western countries.

French embassy in Sanaa, Yemen.
05/08/2013 - France - Yemen

France closes embassy in Yemen until Wednesday

France will close its embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa until Wednesday after the United States and Britain also extended the closure of missions because of fears of a terrorist attack by ...

French embassy in Sanaa, Yemen.
03/08/2013 - France - Yemen

France closes embassy in Yemen over security fears

France will close its embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, for several days from Sunday because of fears of a terrorist attack by Al-Qaeda.

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault  with Malaysia's Najib Razak on a visit to the country this week
31/07/2013 - France - Africa

France to target 16 African countries for aid

France has rejigged its aid priorities with 16 African countries to receive the lion’s share of the 9.4 billion euros it is to give in 2013.

Press freedom in Yemen
21/04/2013 - International media

Press freedom in Yemen

Soazig Dollet, Middle East Director at Reporters Without Borders, condemns an attempt by extremists in Yemen to bomb a media complex in the capital ...

12/02/2013 - France - Mali

Al Qaeda group calls for jihad against France over Mali

The Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula movement has called for a jihad, or holy war, in reaction to France's military intervention against Islamist fighters in Mali, according to reports issued on ...

Syria, Somalia, Yemen identified as Peoples Under Threat
29/05/2012 - World news explained

Syria, Somalia, Yemen identified as Peoples Under Threat

The people of Syria, Somalia and Yemen are among the most significant risers in this year’s global ranking Peoples Under Threat report.

28/05/2012

French press review 28 May 2012

There's no getting away from the financial crisis in the eurozone this morning.

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