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France sends spy flights to back US Iraq campaign

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made the announcement on Monday, while paying a visit to the French Al-Dhafra military base in the United Arab Emirates. Le Drian said both Iraqi and Emirati ... headlines, France, Iraq) French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made the announcement on Monday, ...

15/09/2014 - 09:16 - comment 0

A done deal: France to go ahead with Riyadh-sponsored $3 billion arms 'gift' to Lebanon

Arabia to help it fight jihadis encroaching into Lebanon from Syria, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ... Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament."This is a necessity. The Lebanese army is the last ... from Syria, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. ...

09/10/2014 - 14:41 - comment 0

France to increase air patrols over Iraq

Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday, adding, "With nine Rafale (aircraft) in the zone, we can carry out two patrols per day." Le Drian also commented on the US-led coalition’s strikes against ... will increase the rate of our patrols,” said French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday, adding, ...

06/10/2014 - 06:53 - comment 0

The beginning of a Gulf arms race? Qatar to buy two billion euros worth of military helicopters from France

The decision was conveyed to French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian by Qatari officials. Last week, Le Drian had taken his Qatari counterpart General Khaled Al Attiyah to Brest in northwestern France to show him the NH90 chopper. Le Drian is currently in the Qatar capital for the Doha International ...

28/03/2014 - 00:59 - comment 0

Syria envoy urges talks between Syrian opposition and regime

to be investigated for “crimes against humanity and war crimes”.French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ... to overcome differences in favor of a political transition,” Le Drian told a security forum in the United Arab ... place.”Le Drian spoke of a “tragedy” and accused Assad and his family “of clinging to power by multiplying ...

18/02/2013 - 06:02 - comment 0

Morsi slams France's post-colonial 're-conquest' of Mali

of air strikes and fighting since it was seized by Islamists a week ago.French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the town of Douentza, which had been under Islamist control since September, had also ...

22/01/2013 - 10:20 - comment 0

France heads with their begging bowl to the Gulf for "anti-terror" Mali funds

Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that, despite French air support, Malian forces had not been able ...

16/01/2013 - 11:35 - comment 0

Syrian opposition chief asks for "specialized weapons"

of providing support, but without a formal recognition. The French Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian ...

13/11/2012 - 16:12 - comment 0

41st satellite in SES fleet

the successful launch of NSS-12, Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman & CEO of Arianespace, said: “Arianespace ...

16/05/2010 - 17:27 - comment 0

Outlook for Insurance Sector Growth in Region Strong, Says DIFC Governor

note addresses from the likes of Will Whitehorn, President of Virgin Galactic; Jean-Yves Le Gall, CEO ...

16/05/2010 - 17:05 - comment 0