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  • Kurdish fighters enter IS stronghold in northeastern Syria

    Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that has been a key stronghold of the Islamic State group and planted their flag on the edge of the town, Syrian activists and Kurdish...
  • Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal

    French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013. Speaking at a public school in Guiuan, where Typhoon Haiyan...
  • Ukraine, separatists say they are pulling back heavy weapons

    Ukraine, separatists say they are pulling back heavy weapons
    Ukrainian defense officials and leaders of the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine announced Thursday that they were moving tanks and other heavy weaponry away from the front lines in a belated effort to abide by the conditions of a European-...
  • 3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

    Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone in Paris Wednesday, after unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for a second night running. It's further baffled French authorities who are...
  • French president pledges to protect Jewish community

    French president pledges to protect Jewish community
    French president Francois Hollande said that the country must offer its protection and affection to the Jewish community as anti-Semitism is on the rise in France. "Jewish are at home in France, it's the anti-Semites who have no place into the Republic"...
  • France says World Bank employee kidnapped in Yemen

    A Frenchwoman working for the World Bank was kidnapped Tuesday morning in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, France's president said. The 30-year-old woman was kidnapped in front of a ministry building, President Francois Hollande told a news conference. "We...
  • France and Italy launch a rail project across the Alps

    French president Francois Hollande and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi have signed an agreement for a long-standing rail project to ease transport of freight across the Alps. The agreement was signed Tuesday at a summit in Paris. The project, which...
  • Italy pushes for new diplomatic effort in Libya

    Italy's prime minister said Tuesday that a U.N. peacekeeping operation in Libya wasn't on the agenda yet, and called for the international community to launch a new diplomatic effort as the security situation rapidly deteriorates in the country. Matteo...
  • French aircraft carrier deploys against IS fighters in Iraq

    France has deployed an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf to strengthen its military operation against Islamic State extremists in Iraq. President Francois Hollande announced days after deadly attacks by Islamic radicals in Paris last month that France...
  • U.S.-led airstrikes on Islamic State kill 1,600 in Syria, monitor says

    BEIRUT An estimated 1,600 people have been killed since U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria began five months ago, a monitoring group said Monday. At least 1,465 Islamic State militants have died in the allied raids, along with...
  • Obama must be clear: War on extremism is a war on violent Islamism

    Obama must be clear: War on extremism is a war on violent Islamism
    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar — and sometimes it's not. I couldn't help thinking of Sigmund Freud's purported quote as I listened to President Obama talk recently about terrorism and as I watched the White House and State Department...