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Yemeni security forces stationed outside the French embassy in the capital Sanaa, which closed its doors on February 13, 2015
01/06/2015 - France-Yemen

"Bring me back home," calls French hostage in Youtube video

A video of French woman Isabelle Prime, kidnapped in Yemen late February was posted on YouTube on Monday by her captors.
Minority groups around the world face brutal repression
23/05/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Minority groups around the world face brutal repression

Minority Rights International this week published its yearly People Under Threat, the yearly index that lists minority people whose basic rights are violated by the governments of the countries they ...
Surveying the damage after a deadly suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, 22 May 2015.
23/05/2015 - MIDDLE EAST

Islamic State armed group advances reflect regional and propaganda strategy

The Islamic State armed group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday.
Senegalese President Macky Sall
12/05/2015 - SENEGAL

Senegal sends soldiers to Yemen, triggering debate, protest

Senegal is sending more than 2,000 soldiers to Riyadh to help Saudi Arabia fight rebels in Yemen.
Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi claims responsiblity for the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015
08/05/2015 - FRANCE - YEMEN

Al Qaida chief who claimed Charlie Hebdo attack killed in Yemen

The Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap) leader who claimed responsibility for January's Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris has been killed by a US drone, the armed Islamist group announced on ...
A member of the Southern Resistance Committees shoots at Houthi fighters in Aden 24 April 2015
04/05/2015 - Saudi Arabia - Yemen - US - France

France should pressure Saudi Arabia not to use cluster bombs, says rights group

As French President Francois Hollande prepares to attend a Gulf state summit Tuesday in Saudi Arabia, a rights group has accused that country of dropping cluster bombs in civilian areas in Yemen.
The southern city of Aden has endured recent intense street battles, 29 April 2015
01/05/2015 - YEMEN

Yemenis in dire need of food, fuel and water as fighting intensifies

Russia called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Friday to address the spiralling humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which activists have described to RFI as extremely dire.

The site of a bombardment, which reportedly killed three women and three children, at Bait Rejal village west of Yemen's capital Sanaa earlier this month
12/04/2015 - FRANCE - Saudi Arabia - Yemen

France's Fabius in Saudi Arabia to back Yemen bombing campaign

France Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday to show France's support for the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.
A Saudi border guard near the Yemen border
10/04/2015 - Pakistan

Pakistan parliament's no to military involvement in Yemen no surprise, analyst

Pakistan's parliament on Friday voted to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels.

French press review 23 March 2015

Le Monde was worried that the voters might not show up for Sunday's first round in the departmental elections.