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French military considering purchase of US drones: Source

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 23:53

France is considering buying US-made unarmed Reaper surveillance drones to boost its military capabilities, a source in the defence ministry said on Friday.

French troops to quit Timbuktu on Feb 07

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 22:42

French airstrikes targeted the fuel depots and desert hideouts of Islamic extremists in northern Mali overnight as a military spokeswoman said that French forces plan to hand control of Timbuktu to the Malian army this week.

Somali militants say they killed French hostage

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 14:33

Somalia`s most dangerous militant group says it has killed a French hostage that French military forces tried to rescue last weekend.

Somali pirates attack French military flagship

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 07, 2009, 19:28

Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy`s 18,000 tonne Indian Ocean fleet flagship after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the military said today.