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In light of a changing security environment, the EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) started a process of closer cooperation in security and defence. EU Member States agreed to step up the European Union’s work in this area and acknowledged the need for enhanced coordination, increased investment and more cooperation in developing defence capabilities.

في هذا الصباح، قامت إسرائيل بعملية داخل غزة استهدفت أحد كبار قادة الجهاد الإسلامي الفلسطيني. ورداً على ذلك، أُطلقت صواريخ من غزة على جنوب ووسط إسرائيل. إن إطلاق الصواريخ على السكان المدنيين أمر غير مقبول على الإطلاق ويجب وقفه فوراً.


Ce matin, Israël a mené dans la bande de Gaza une opération ciblée contre un haut responsable du Jihad islamique palestinien. En représailles, des roquettes ont été tirées depuis Gaza sur le sud et le centre d'Israël. Les tirs de roquettes contre des populations civiles sont totalement inacceptables et doivent cesser immédiatement.

This morning, Israel conducted an operation inside Gaza targeting a senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In response, rockets were fired from Gaza on southern and central Israel. The firing of rockets on civilian populations is totally unacceptable and must immediately stop. A rapid and complete de-escalation is now necessary to safeguard the lives and security of Palestinian and Israeli civilians. The European Union fully supports the efforts of Egypt in this regard.

Les ministres des affaires étrangères de la France, de l'Allemagne et du Royaume‑Uni et la haute représentante de l'Union sont extrêmement préoccupés par les dernières déclarations de l'Iran annonçant la reprise de ses activités d’enrichissement d'uranium sur le site de Fordow, qui ont


The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom and the High Representative of the European Union are extremely concerned by the latest announcements that Iran is restarting uranium enrichment activities at the Fordow facility, as confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in its 11 November report.



The Foreign Affairs Council discussed pressing issues on the international agenda. The High Representative and foreign ministers followed-up on their discussion on Syria at the last Foreign Affairs Council in October, and recalled their commitment to halt arms exports to Turkey. They also noted the adoption of the framework for sanctions in response to Turkey's illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Cinq hommes ont été condamnés par la Haute Cour de la charia de l'État de Selangor à des coups de bâton et à une peine d'emprisonnement pour avoir prétendument tenté d'avoir des relations homosexuelles.


Five men have been sentenced in the Sharia High Court in the State of Selangor to caning and imprisonment for allegedly attempting to have same-sex relations. Caning – a form of corporal punishment – constitutes a breach of their human rights, and is a cruel, inhumane and degrading practice, and a form of torture.