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France worried by new phase in Iran's breaching of nuclear pact

16 Oct 2019

PARIS France urged Iran on Wednesday not to scale back further on its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal, saying Tehran's new threat to speed up uranium enrichment next month was "especially worrying".

France's Le Drian to go to Iraq to discuss trials for jihadists from Syria

16 Oct 2019

PARIS France's foreign minister will travel to Iraq on Wednesday to discuss a judicial framework that would enable jihadists being held in Syria to face trial in Iraq, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.

France demands Iran release two of its citizens held since June

16 Oct 2019

PARIS France demanded on Wednesday that Iran immediately release two of its nationals who have been held in prison since June, a situation that is likely to complicate Paris's efforts to defuse tensions between the United States and Tehran.

France, Britain try to revive fight against Islamic State; decry Turkey, U.S

15 Oct 2019

PARIS France and Britain on Tuesday accused Turkey and the United States of undoing five years worth of work in fighting Islamic State and scrambled to define how to react should militants escape prisons and camps in Syria.

France says securing military in Syria as U.S. begins withdrawal

14 Oct 2019

PARIS France said on Monday it was taking measures to ensure the safety of its military and civilian personnel in northeastern Syria as the United States begins to withdraw its forces from the area following a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militias.

France says securing military in Syria as U.S. begins withdrawal

14 Oct 2019

PARIS France said on Monday it was taking measures to ensure the safety of its military and civilian personnel in northeastern Syria as the United States begins to withdraw its forces from the area following a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militias.

Turkey's Syria advance leaves Europe with foreign fighter dilemma

13 Oct 2019

PARIS/BERLIN European states are trying to fast-track a plan to shift thousands of foreign Islamic State militants out of Syrian prison camps and into Iraq, after the outbreak of fresh conflict in Syria raised the risk of jihadists escaping or returning home.

Turkey's Syria advance leaves Europe with foreign fighter dilemma

13 Oct 2019

PARIS/BERLIN European states are trying to fast-track a plan to shift thousands of foreign Islamic State militants out of Syrian prison camps and into Iraq, after the outbreak of fresh conflict in Syria raised the risk of jihadists escaping or returning home.

Furious with Turkey, EU threatens sanctions, arms embargo

11 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS/PARIS EU governments threatened sanctions against Turkey on Friday over its offensive in Syria, angrily rejecting President Tayyip Erdogan's warning that he would "open the gates" and send 3.6 million refugees to Europe if they did not back him.

Furious with Turkey, EU threatens sanctions, arms embargo

11 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS/PARIS EU governments threatened sanctions against Turkey on Friday over its offensive in Syria, angrily rejecting President Tayyip Erdogan's warning that he would "open the gates" and send 3.6 million refugees to Europe if they did not back him.

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