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French Defense Min. due in UAE tomorrow

2014-04-23
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian due to travel to UAE tomorrow for a two-day visit, the Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday....

France says Southern Libya now a 'viper's nest' for Islamist militants

2014-04-07
Southern Libya has become a "viper's nest" for Islamist militants and the only way to tackle it is with a strong collective response from neighbouring countries, France's defence minister said in remarks published on Monday. It's a viper's nest in which jihadists are returning, acquiring weapons and recruiting," Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an transcript of an interview provided by the ministry ...

For 1st time, France tackles military sex assaults

2014-04-15
PARIS (AP) — France claims great success in increasing the proportion of women in the military. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault once they get there.

In a first, France tackles sex assault in military

2014-04-15
PARIS (AP) — France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there.

France to send four Rafale fighter jets on Baltic security duty

2014-04-24
France will send four Rafale fighter jets to Poland next week as part of a show of NATO commitment to Central Europe and the Baltic states, which have been rattled by the escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The four warplanes will be sent to Malbork in northern Poland on April 28 on a double mission: to train the Polish air force and stand ready for air patrols over the Baltic ...

French President approves new Cabinet

2014-04-02
Laurent Fabius and Jean-Yves Le Drian keep their positions as foreign affairs and defense ministers in the new government.

Mohammad Bin Zayed receives French Defence Minister

2014-04-24
Two parties discuss bilateral relations and cooperation in the field of defence

France Sending Fighter Jets to Secure Baltic

2014-04-24
PARIS — France will send four Rafale fighter jets to Poland next week as part of a show of NATO commitment to Central Europe and the Baltic states, which have been rattled by the escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

France says Qatar to buy 22 military helicopters

2014-03-27
Paris (AFP) - Qatar will buy 22 NH90 military helicopters from European aerospace group Airbus worth nearly two billion euros ($2.8 billion), the French defence ministry said Thursday.

In a first, France tackles sexual assault in military

2014-04-15
France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there.