VICE News met with three former French soldiers who left France to help the Kurdish Peshmerga battle Islamic State militants near Mosul.
An independent review panel has found glaring and systematic failures in the UN's handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Central African Republic, which it called "seriously flawed."
President Hollande has said France is at war, and the number of people hoping to join the armed forces has tripled in the past week.
The powerful French military can do serious damage to IS, and do so in spectacular fashion. But winning a ground war against a brutal insurgency would be a very different story.
In the latest incident involving foreign troops in the African nation, a French soldier is accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl and fathering her child.
The thieves cut through two rows of fencing surrounding the compound and broke into nine warehouses used to stockpile ammunition for France’s foreign missions.
According to a local police source, the authorities were alerted by the father of a five-year-old girl who was reportedly molested by one of the soldiers.
France’s defense minister has announced more troops to combat Islamist insurgents in Africa's Sahel and a continued military presence on French soil, in the wake of January's terror attacks.
The Nigerian militant group struck the Niger border town of Bosso days before Niger’s parliament is set to vote on whether to send troops into Nigeria.
Lawmakers from the French National Assembly and Senate voted almost unanimously to continue airstrikes on the militant group as part of a US-led coalition.