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French press review 22 July 2015

There's not a Greek to be seen on a French front page this morning. The space is almost entirely occupied by angry farmers.
Bomb attacks in Gaza
19/07/2015 - Palestine - Israel - Saudi Arabia - Yemen

Gaza blasts may point to increased IS group activity: analyst

A series of near-simultaneous explosions in the Gaza Strip on Sunday targeted members of the armed branches of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, amid growing tensions between the Palestinian territory's rulers and extremist opponents. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The EU's Federica Mogherini (L), Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russia's Sergei Lavrov (R) in Vienna after the deal was signed
14/07/2015 - FRANCE - IRAN

France presses Iran on Syria after nuclear deal

French President François Hollande on Tuesday welcomed the West's nuclear deal with Iran and called on Tehran to help resolve the Syria conflict.
Iranian demonstrators burn an Israeli flag on al-Quds Day in Tehran
10/07/2015 - Israel - Palestine - Iran

Iran's annual Jerusalem Day rallies take on Saudi policy in Yemen

International al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day) saw several thousand Iranians taking part in annual anti-Israel rallies throughout the country.
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.