Keyword: French troops
Around French 200 troops have arrived, with another 500 expected imminently, in a bid to restore order after a rebel takeover.
The peace-keeping force will join another 420 French troops already on the ground amid fears that the CAR is on the brink of a bloody civil war.
French troops guarding the airport at the Central African Republic's capital Bangui, to which rebels are advancing, shot dead two Indian nationals.
Zones of northern Mali recaptured by French-led forces see rebel resurgence as Mali army struggles to secure parts of Gao and Timbuktu.
An official burial ceremony is held in Belarus for 110 Napoleonic soldiers who died in a major battle in 1812 against the Russian army.
Death toll of French armed forces in Afghanistan rises to 88 after a soldier dies from wounds after a Taliban ambush in Kapisa province.
President Hollande's pledge to withdraw all French troops from Afghanistan this year begins with formal ceremony, two years before NATO pullout.
Four French troops were killed and another five wounded in a suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday.
Four French soldiers were killed, and 16 others wounded, in Afghanistan after a serviceman from the Afghan National Army opened fire on them.
France is pulling out nearly 200 troops from Afghanistan, kickstarting withdrawals announced three months ago by Paris.