France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State
PARIS (AP) — With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Hollande told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow’s airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government.
25 November, 2015 Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane President Vladimir Putin has found himself in a bind after the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which highlights the risks of his gung-ho Syria campaign and the difficulty of forging consensus on the war-torn country's future. The dramatic escalation in tensions between Russia […]
27 November, 2015 France's Hollande wins cooperation not coalition against IS By Elizabeth Pineau and Paul Taylor MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The leaders of Russia and France avoided each other's gaze as they made short, stiff statements in the Kremlin on Thursday before talks on countering Islamic State in Syria. Francois Hollande wants to unite major powers in a […]
14 November, 2015 Paris attacks may lead to US military anti-IS escalation WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. But that probably will not mean dramatic moves like launching a U.S. or international ground offensive or […]
15 November, 2015 World shows solidarity, tightens security after Paris attacks By Guy Faulconbridge and Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - World leaders responded to deadly attacks in Paris with defiant pledges of solidarity and Europe tightened security after Islamic State said it was behind an assault by gunmen and bombers that left at least 129 dead in the French […]
31 August, 2013 Most French oppose attack on Syria and don’t trust Hollande to do it: poll PARIS (Reuters) - Most French people do not want France to take part in military action on Syria and most do not trust French President Francois Hollande to do so, a poll showed on Saturday. The United States said on Friday it would punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government […]