As new President takes up office, French military engineers unearth weapons buried in desert sands by fleeing militia.
Paris sends in more troops to secure international airport as rebels clash with government forces in captal of the mineral-rich former French colony.
Paris and London will call for bringing forward the date of the next European Union meeting on the Syria arms embargo.
Plea comes in wake of successful offensive by extremist and terrorist groups who control the northern half of the country and are heading south.
France ups security for its citizens in the Central African Republic after its embassy was stoned by crowd demanding it help quash a rebellion.
Senior diplomat says France is providing funds to rebel-held parts of Syria to help restore water supplies, sanitation, health services and bakeries.