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Syria Talks Open with Acrimony and Testy Exchanges

France to bolster military presence in Africa

Desert gives al Qaeda refuge after Mali defeat

Jihadists construct the Atomium bomb: YouTube video threat to Belgium tourist attraction

The Toulouse prosecutor said two 15-year-old French boys have left France for jihad in Syria. President Hollande said some 700 French nationals and residents have traveled to Syria for jihad, and Interior Minister Valls said 20 of them have died there.

Flow of Westerners to Syria Prompts Security Concerns

West has discussed co-operation with Syria, Damascus claims

European Spies Reach Out to Syria

France in Mali: A year of hunting jihadists in West Africa

France may ban French comic's show for 'anti-Semitism'

Muslims, Christian unite amid Bangui religious violence

Jabhat al-Nusra, Ghassan Hitto Divide Syrian Opposition

How US and France are battling al Qaeda in Africa

On patrol with the French army in the CAR

Why France is sending more troops to Central African Republic

President Hollande said the French contingent of 650 troops in Central African Republic will be doubled within days, but that the intervention would differ from the Malian one, as in CAR, France will serve as a "gendarme." Foreign Minister Fabius said the CAR operation was to help stem mounting sectarian violence, and Defense Minister Le Drian said it could wind down in six months.

French jail probes prisoners' 'Harlem Shake' video

The Central African Republic descending into 'complete chaos

To support an African peacekeeping force, France will triple the amount of soldiers it has in CAR to over 1,000 for six months. France's ambassador to the UN predicted that the intervention will probably be easier than the one in Mali. France also has a military presence in Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Chad, and Gabon.

A former member of France's DGSE spy agency dismissed the claim made by a British anti-racism group in a recent report that French intelligence considered killing hate preacher Abu Hamza in England in the late 1990s. Foreign Minister Fabius said France may begin lifting Iran sanctions in December. France may increase increase its troop presence in the Central African Republic.