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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Hollande visits Russia to press Putin on Syria

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 06:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow French President Francois Hollande visited Moscow on Thursday to press Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in efforts to agree a peaceful transition of power in Syria without President Bashar al-Assad. Hollande, making his first visit to Russia since being elected president in May, will seek to reconcile France’s vision of a post-Assad Syria ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    France’s Hollande calls on Europe to lift Syria arms embargo

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 01:36am

    ... French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on Europe’s leaders to lift an arms embargo on Syria to help insurgents fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Arriving for a two-day summit with European Union leaders, Hollande said: “We want Europeans to lift the arms embargo.” “We are ready to support the rebellion, so we are ready to go this far. We must take our ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Hollande under fire from all sides for Syria stance

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Paris Hollande under fire from all sides for Syria stance A French satirical television show this week portrayed President Francois Hollande left holding US President Barack Obama's coat while the American leader and President Vladimir Putin of Russia hold private talks. Hollande gullibly concludes he is playing a key role. Later in the show, Les Guignols ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian opposition disappointed by Obama's decision to seek approval for military strike

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... against Syria before President Francois Hollande decides whether to launch strikes, his office said on Saturday. Samir Nashar, a top official at the Syrian National Coalition, said they "were ... of implicit defeat and the disappearance of his allies." France, under Hollande's Socialists, has been the most vocal and visible country to show willingness to join the US in military ...

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    France backs US on Syria action despite British refusal

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 11:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris Hollande says punitive action must be taken over gas attack President Francois Hollande said a British parliamentary vote against taking military action in Syria would not affect France’s will to act to punish Bashar al-Assad’s government, which it blamed for a chemical attack on civilians. Hollande told the daily Le Monde he still supported taking firm punitive ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama, Erdogan insist Assad must go as part of any Syrian solution

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... as French President Francois Hollande said greater efforts were needed to convince Moscow to drop its support for Assad. "We must have a frank discussion with Russia to convince it that it is in its interests, in the interests of the region, in the interests of peace, to finish with Bashar al-Assad," Hollande said. Jordan announced it would host next week the "Friends ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    US favourable on EU nations upping Syria rebel aid

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... to the Syrian opposition coalition.” French President Francois Hollande has urged Europe’s leaders to lift an arms embargo on Syria to help rebels battling for two years to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Hollande spoke as London and Paris sought jointly to lift the embargo to enable them to arm the rebels, angering Damascus but drawing a cautious welcome from the opposition. ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Freed French journalists tell of mock executions, beatings in Syria hostage ordeal

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... freelance journalist James Foley, who went missing in November 2012. According to Didier Francois, 53, a highly respected war reporter for Europe 1 radio who was kidnapped on June 6 north of Aleppo ... On the fourth day without drinking, you start feeling really awful, handcuffed to a radiator and being beaten. It's... to break any will to resist," he said. Francois and Elias were stopped ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Chemical watchdog examines Syria weapons details

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 03:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... to external intervention, a ceasefire and the launching of a peaceful political process.” French President Francois Hollande, who has taken a strident stand against Damascus, is to meet his Iranian counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week, Hollande’s office announced Friday. The meeting on Tuesday between Hollande and Iranian President Hassan Rowhani would focus ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Don't go it alone in attack against Syria, China tells US

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP, AFP, Reuters

    ... Socialist who heads parliament's foreign affairs committee said the French government should not bow to calls from the opposition to have lawmakers vote on the issue. President Francois Hollande has been left out on a limb since the British Parliament voted against carrying out punitive strikes and US President Barack Obama said he would seek Congress approval before any action. ...




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