France: Assad talks would be scandalous gift to ISIS

2015-03-16 20:57

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has rejected any role for President Bashar Assad in Syrian peace talks, saying it would be a "scandalous gift" to the Islamic State.

Iran nuclear talks stalled

2014-09-26 22:27

There has been no significant progress in nuclear talks between Iran and major powers and, as a result, a meeting between the two sides has been called off.

France slams Egypt's mass sentences

2014-04-30 22:24

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has criticised Egypt for imposing death sentences on nearly 700 suspected Islamists.

Fabius: France will increase troops in CAR

2013-10-13 22:04

France will boost its troops presence in the Central African Republic by year-end as part of a forthcoming UN resolution, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said.

Italy migrant death toll reaches 194

2013-10-07 08:00

Divers are plumbing calmer seas off the Italian island of Lampedusa to recover the corpses of would-be asylum seekers who died when their boat capsized within sight of land.

West vows to increase backing for Syrian rebels

2013-09-16 13:04

Britain, France and the United States have agreed to step up their backing for rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad.

UN report on Syria likely to come Monday: France

2013-09-12 13:01

A report by United Nations inspectors probing an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria will "probably" be published on Monday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says.

France: 4 000 Hezbollah militia in Syria

2013-05-29 22:40

France says its intelligence services believed there were as many as 4 000 guerrillas from Lebanon's Hezbollah militia fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad's army.

France wants Hezbollah tagged terrorists

2013-05-23 21:38

France has joined the push for the EU to declare the militant group Hezbollah a terrorist organisation, switching tack amid frustration with Hezbollah's support for Syria's military.

French photographer killed in Syria

2013-02-25 22:42

A 38-year-old French freelance photographer has become the 23rd journalist killed in fighting in Syria after he died of shrapnel wounds sustained days earlier.


France urges anti-ISIS coalition to help Aleppo rebels

2014-11-05 06:14

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called for the US-led coalition against the ISIS group to help rebels in Syria's second city Aleppo hold out against the Damascus regime.

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

2014-07-29 07:10

France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants.

Kerry: France-Iran business trip 'not helpful'

2014-02-05 12:59

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told his French counterpart a trip to Iran by French business executives is "not helpful" and gave the impression that Tehran was open for business as usual.

More bodies found off Italian coast

Italian divers are continuing to recover more migrant bodies from a wreck off Lampedusa island. Local media reported 287 bodies were found at sea. Watch.

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Syria chemical attack a 'provocation': Russia

2013-09-18 08:01

Russia has insisted that a chemical attack in Syria was a ‘provocation’ by opponents fighting Syria President Bashar Assad’s government, highlighting tensions between the West and Moscow.

France hails Syria deal as step forward

2013-09-14 14:06

France has welcomed a deal between Russia and the United States on destroying Syria's chemical weapons as an "important step forward" and said that talks in Paris would focus on its implementation.

Europe urges US to await UN's Syria report

2013-09-07 21:30

European foreign ministers have urged the US to delay possible military action until UN inspectors report their findings.

Niger attackers had inside help - France

2013-05-28 22:15

France's foreign minister says that the attackers who carried out double suicide bombings on a military camp and a strategically important uranium mine in Niger had help on the inside.

Car bomb targets French Embassy in Libya

2013-04-23 19:31

A car bomb has targeted the French Embassy in the Libyan capital, wounding two French guards and a Libyan teenager.

France will not submit to hostage-takers

2013-02-20 17:03

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says France would not give in to "terrorists" after the kidnapping of seven members of a French family in northern Cameroon.

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