- Armed groups in C. African Republic agree to free children Updated: May-05-15 2:10 pm
BANGUI, Central Africa Republic - Armed groups in Central African Republic have agreed to release any children they are holding and not to recruit child soldiers, the United Nations Children's Agency said Tuesday.
- French defense chief urges soldiers to admit African abuse Updated: May-03-15 7:50 am
PARIS - France's defense minister wants any soldiers involved in alleged sexual abuse of boys in Central African Republic to come forward to limit the damage to the military's image.
- UN: More child abuse cases possible in C. African Republic Updated: May-01-15 2:44 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Friday said "it is possible, it's horribly possible" that more allegations of sexual abuse of children by French and other soldiers in Central African Republic could come to light as investigations continue.
- French troops budget boosted to sustain anti-terror mission Updated: Apr-29-15 5:25 am
PARIS - French president Francois Hollande says he has decided to increase the military budget by 3.8 billion euros ($4.2 billion) between now and 2019 to allow troops to fulfill their anti-terror mission.
- Lebanon gets first shipment of $3B worth of French arms Updated: Apr-20-15 5:35 am
BEIRUT - Lebanon received the first installment of $3 billion worth of French weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia on Monday, part of a four-year plan to help arm Beirut in its battle against jihadi groups.
- First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare Updated: Apr-18-15 6:08 am
STEENSTRATE, Belgium - As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud.
- Soldier patrolling Paris airport injured by attacker's knife Updated: Apr-10-15 4:04 pm
PARIS - French authorities say a soldier patrolling Paris' Orly Airport has been injured by a man wielding a knife.
- Dutch hostage freed from Mali militants thanks French troops Updated: Apr-09-15 1:04 pm
AMSTERDAM - A Dutch train driver held for more than three years by Islamic militants said Thursday he stayed fit during his captivity by working out with improvised equipment and ate pasta so often that he doesn't want to see another plate of it any time soon.