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The 'Iranian Schindler' who saved Jews from the Nazis

The 'Iranian Schindler' who saved Jews from the Nazis | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A new book tells how a Muslim diplomat risked everything to help Iranian Jews escape Nazi-occupied Paris and the death camps.
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French accusations put Syria's allies in spotlight

BEIRUT (Reuters) - France says it believes Syria was behind an attack on U.N. peacekeepers in south Lebanon.
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France pushes Syria meeting at divided UN council

France pushes Syria meeting at divided UN council | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council agreed on Friday to France's request for a briefing on Syria's rights crackdown from the U.N.
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Syrian government days 'numbered'

Syrian government days 'numbered' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says time is running out for the Syrian leader after the Arab League agrees sanctions against Damascus.
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How French jets saved Libya's rebels at the last minute

How French jets saved Libya's rebels at the last minute | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
International airstrikes led first by France devastated an armored column loyal to Muammar Qaddafi overnight – saving the rebellion with little time to spare.
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French jets resume Libya sorties

French jets resume Libya sorties | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
French jets have begun a second day of operations over Libya to enforce a no-fly zone against Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces. The 15 planes patrolled Libyan airspace but did not open fire because they met no resistance, a spokesman said.
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Libyan jet shot down over Benghazi

Rebels cheer as a Libyan plane is destroyed in the skies over th eastern city Benghazi.
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French U.N. envoy rules out military action in Syria

(Reuters) - France's ambassador to the United Nations ruled out using military force for now in Syria saying everything had to be done politically to avoid Syria and the Middle East as a whole being set "ablaze."

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France points finger at Syria for Lebanon attack

France points finger at Syria for Lebanon attack | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - France's Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Sunday Paris believed Syria was behind attacks on its troops in Lebanon earlier this week.A roadside bomb wounded five French peacekeepers...
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Paris show unveils life in human zoo

Paris show unveils life in human zoo | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Sense of shock as exhibition reveals how people were displayed in freak shows in the 19th and early 20th centuries...
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France remembers Algerian massacre 50 years on

France remembers Algerian massacre 50 years on | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
François Hollande among those at event to mark anniversary of day protesters died at the hands of the police...
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West backs off calls for Libya regime change as Qaddafi warns of 'long war'

West backs off calls for Libya regime change as Qaddafi warns of 'long war' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
French, US, and British airstrikes have crippled Libyan coastal defenses and air abilities as the largest coalition of military force since the Iraq war enters its second day.
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French military jets over Libya

French military jets over Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
French military jets are preventing forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi from attacking the rebel-held city of Benghazi, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says. It is believed to be the first act of intervention since the UN voted on Thursday for a no-fly zone over Libya.
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Sarkozy election campaign was funded by Libya, claims Gaddafi's son

Sarkozy election campaign was funded by Libya, claims Gaddafi's son | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Saif al-Islam threatens to publish details of bank transfers to punish Sarkozy for backing Libyan rebels
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