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French embassies face closure over prophet’s cartoon


September 20th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France will close several of its embassies and schools around the world amid concerns of a backlash after a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad appeared ... Read more...

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No impunity for Al-Assad : France


July 25th, 2012 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 25 (IANS) France has said despite the Arab League making proposal of safe exit for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, it would not earn him an impunity, Xinhua reported.... Read more...

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Top Syrian military defector contacts opposition


July 13th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top general who recently defected from the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria has established contacts with the opposition, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.Brig. ... Read more...

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France offers communications gear to Syrian opposition


June 16th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France is ready to supply communications equipment to the Syrian opposition and to individuals and is ready to make the shipments on its own, the ... Read more...

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Russia denies holding talks over Assad exit


June 16th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied that Russia was conducting talks with other nations on an exit plan for Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad."If ... Read more...

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Amnesty finds evidence of state-sponsored abuse in Syria


June 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/AKI) Human rights group Amnesty International has said it has collected evidence of state-sponsored rights abuses in Syria. In its 70-page report titled "Deadly Reprisals", the Britain-based ... Read more...

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France urges new Syria sanctions


June 14th, 2012 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France will ask the US and its European Union partners to impose new sanctions against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, French Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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No arms to Syria opposition: France


April 20th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France has no intention to supply arms to the Syrian opposition and is ready to discuss the UN and Arab League's peace plan, French Foreign ... Read more...

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France rules out military intervention in Mali


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 3 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has ruled out the possibility of military intervention in Mali following a coup there, and called on French nationals to leave ... Read more...

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Toulouse killer’s father to sue France for son’s death


March 27th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 27 (IANS) The father of Mohammed Merah, who claimed responsibility for killing seven people before he was shot dead by police after a 30-hour siege, said he intends ... Read more...

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French foreign minister visits Myanmar


January 15th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 14 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe arrived here Saturday on a three-day official visit to Myanmar, Xinhua reported.This is the first visit by a French foreign minister ... Read more...

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EU to decide on Iran oil embargo


January 5th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, Jan 5 (IANS) The European Union (EU) could decide on an oil embargo against Iran at a foreign ministers' meet Jan 30, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said here."It's ... Read more...

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France calls for stronger sanctions against Iran


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 3 (IANS/AKI) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe Tuesday accused Iran of developing nuclear weapons and called for stronger sanctions against the country.He said the European Union should ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to speak on human rights in Asia


December 10th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Dalai Lama will be among those who will speak on human rights in Asia in Prague Sunday, a Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) official said ... Read more...

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Two French nationals abducted in Mali


November 25th, 2011 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 25 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has confirmed that two French geologists have been kidnapped in northwest African nation Mali."Two French were abducted in Mali in conditions ... Read more...

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French foreign minister to visit UAE Saturday


November 18th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 18 (IANS/WAM) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe will visit the UAE Saturday as part of his Middle East tour that will also take him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar ... Read more...

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France asks Pakistan to prevent terror strikes


October 21st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Pitching strongly for a permanent seat for New Delhi in the UN Security Council, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe Friday sought to scale up ... Read more...

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Will work with India to rebuild Libya: France


October 21st, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe Friday said NATO's military operations in Libya will soon end with the killing of Muammar Gaddafi and called for joint ... Read more...

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With Gaddafi gone, NATO operations can end: France


October 21st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 21 (IANS) NATO's military operations in Libya can end, now that Muammar Gaddafi is dead, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Friday."I think the military operation is finished, ... Read more...

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India, France to discuss eurozone crisis, AfPak, n-deal


October 19th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India will Thursday urge France, the host of the forthcoming G20 summit, to help evolve a credible recovery plan to combat the eurozone crisis ... Read more...

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India, France to hold talks; n-deal on agenda


October 13th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Ahead of the G20 summit of emerging and developed economies, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe comes to India next week for talks that will ... Read more...

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Australia holds 9/11 ceremony


September 11th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Sunday joined the US ambassador to the country at a ceremony held in the capital Canberra on the 10th anniversary ... Read more...

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France transfers Gaddafi funds to Libyan rebels


August 1st, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The French government on Monday announced that it will transfer the frozen assets of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to the opposition National Transitional Council (NTC), which France considers ... Read more...

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France to invite Palestine, Israel for peace talks


July 6th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 6 (IANS) France plans to invite Palestinian and Israeli leaders for peace talks scheduled for September in Paris, a media report said.France is eager to generate a concrete ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to visit Libya for talks with opposition


May 27th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Deauville (France), May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Nicolas Sarkozy will pay a visit to the Libyan opposition stronghold of Benghazi to hold talks with the rebels."The head of the ... Read more...

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Western forces breaching UN resolution on Libya: Russian envoy


April 18th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Western forces should cease violating the UN Security Council resolution on Libya and maintain the embargo on arms supplies to the conflict zone, said ... Read more...

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Libya mission to last weeks, not months: France


March 24th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 24 (IANS/AKI) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Thursday that the international military action against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may last weeks, but will not turn into a ... Read more...

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Gaddafi appears in public, vows to fight on


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 23 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi made a public appearance near Tripoli, vowing to fight on, as the Western countries led by France were busy creating a ... Read more...

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NATO, EU to discuss military and economic options to resolve Libya crisis


March 10th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.10 (ANI): Ministers of European Union and NATO will meet to discuss options to deal with Libya's Muammar Gaddafi as leaders ponder military and economic options to resolve the crisis in ... Read more...

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Most of French, Germans consider Islam ‘a threat’ to national identity: Poll


January 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Jan 7 (ANI): Almost half of the French and German populations considers Islam 'a threat' to national identity, according to new Media poll.The Mail Online quoted the poll conducted by ... Read more...

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Celebrities sign open letter urging Iran to release ‘death by stoning’ woman


December 14th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Dec 14 (ANI): International celebrities including Hollywood actors Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, and English musician Sting have signed an open letter urging Iran to release Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the ... Read more...

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France rejects negotiating with Osama bin Laden on Niger hostages


November 20th, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie on Friday rejected the demand of negotiating with Osama bin Laden the release of hostages held in the northern region of Africa.In an ... Read more...

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‘Iran says ‘no final decision taken on ’stoning to death’ woman’s execution’


November 4th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov 3 (ANI): French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has claimed that his Iranian counterpart has assured him that no final decision has been taken about the woman who could be stoned ... Read more...

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Gilani’s sudden cancellation of Europe trip raises doubts over Islamabad-Paris relations


September 25th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's sudden cancellation of his Europe trip has raised speculations over whether the decision was linked to an Islamabad-Paris tiff, which began ... Read more...

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India set for visits by Obama, Sarkozy, Medvedev


September 22nd, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 22 (IANS) It promises to be a diplomatic marathon for External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna as he gears up to meet foreign minsters of the US, France and ... Read more...

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