Keyword: Iraq

France denies claim that agent defected to al-Qaeda

Denial comes after US website claimed French intelligence officer had joined terrior group and was target of US air strikes.

Why some teenage girls in France are turning to jihad

Up to 150 young French women and girls have joined groups such as Islamic State, often driven by discrimination back home.

Iraq warns of IS terror plot on subways in France and US

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadisaid said attacks were prepared by IS in Iraq, but French and US officials were unaware of a threat.

France vows to continue fighting IS despite hostage crisis

The French Prime Minister said French action against IS will go on despite Algerian Islamist group's threat to kill a French hostage.

First French air strikes against IS in Iraq

President Hollande's office announced Rafale jets had hit and destroyed a jihadist target in north-east Iraq on Friday.

Paris summit sees 30 countries rally behind fight against Islamic State

The international gathering at the French foreign ministry promised to give Iraq 'appropriate military assistance' in fighting the jihadist group.

Hollande confronts mounting sense of crisis in France

Conference on Iraq may be welcome break from domestic woes ahead of high-profile press conference and parliamentary confidence vote.

Visas-for-sale scandal hits French consulate

French judges have opened probe into claims that staff at Erbil in Kurdish-controlled Iraq were charging large sums for appointments and visas.

France's president backs Iraq as world ramps up anti-jihadist efforts

During visit to Baghdad, François Hollande said he underlined France's readiness to provide even more military assistance to Iraq.

France says it's ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

Foreign minister calls for international mobilization against militants from Islamic State group whom he described as a 'transnational danger'.

Hollande to visit Iraq ahead of security summit in Paris

French president's trip to Baghdad on Friday aimed at underlining his support for fight against Islamic State ahead of Monday talks.

Iraqi Christians reach France after fleeing Islamists

The group of about 40 arrived from Iraqi Kurdistan ahead of a further several hundred Christian refugees expected over the coming weeks.

France to deliver arms to Iraqi Kurds

Statement from President Hollande's office says move is in response to the 'urgent need' expressed by the authorities in Kurdistan.

France rules out military intervention in Iraq

France's foreign minister said Paris was 'currently' planning to give only humanitarian help in the battle with Islamic State militants. 

French foreign minister arrives in Iraq

Laurent Fabius pledged French aid for displaced populations and met with Iraqi prime minister before flying to Irbil in the Kurdish region.