Saudi Arabia gives Lebanon $1 billion to fight jihadistsSaudi Arabia has given Lebanon's military $1 billion to help its fight against jihadists on the Syrian border, as the Lebanese army's chief urged France to speed up promi...
Filipinos protest new defence deal with USIn this edition: web users in the Philippines speak out against a new defense deal with the US; campaigning to stop acid attacks on women in Colombia; and stepping into the shoes o...
Investors fear 'third phase' of Russia sanctionsThe markets breathed a sigh of relief on Monday as the sanctions unveiled by the EU and US avoided key business ties with Russia. Investors’ attention has now shifted however to fe...
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
Russia flexes military muscleINTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 28.02.2014. Papers continue to focus on the unstable situation in Ukraine, particularly in the mainly Russian-speaking region of Crimea.
Common defence policy: Can European armies unite?Meeting in Brussels for their end-of-year summit, EU leaders focused on defence and security policies, an issue long overshadowed by the bloc's battle against the euro crisis....
FRANCE - UAE
'Sabotage' fears hit France-UAE spy satellite dealFrench experts have told FRANCE 24 they believe disgruntled competitors, possibly in the USA, may be behind the discovery of “security compromising components” in two satellites be...
In The Papers
In the Papers
The (over-the-counter) drug warFRENCH PRESS – Fri. 20/12/13: French papers focus on a bitter mood in the government, divisions over a common European policy and the over the counter drug war.
'Bernanke bounce' sends shares soaring after Fed taperingWall Street hit record highs after Ben Bernanke announced the Federal Reserve would reduce its stimulus programme from January, but by only $10 billion per month. That optimism als...
East China Sea: Beijing Blinks First (part 2)American, Japanese, and now South Korean aircraft have flown over the East China Sea - that's their response to a new air defence zone decreed last Saturday by Beijing around...
East China Sea: Beijing Blinks FirstAmerican, Japanese, and now South Korean aircraft have flown over the East China Sea - that's their response to a new air defence zone decreed last Saturday by Beijing around...
China extends air defence zone over disputed islandsChina expanded its air defence zone on Saturday over the East China Sea to include a chain of disputed, energy-rich islands also claimed by Japan in a move that Tokyo called "...
Egypt: Embracing Russia After US Snub (part 2)Russia and Egypt were once firm friends, but their relationship has been on the backburner for decades. Now there are signs of a revival. Russian ministers are in Cairo to discuss...