King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

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Tag Archives: France

France’s ‘President Jupiter’ fires orders from the sky

Zaid M. Belbagi

By : Zaid M. Belbagi :: French presidents at the height of their powers are often labeled as “L’hyperprésident,” but Emmanuel Macron has gone a step further, being referred to by aides and commentators alike as “Jupiter.”

French police say girl, 13, killed as car plows into Paris pizzeria

:: French police confirmed to Al Arabiya’s correspondent that a 13-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a

French police locate car and arrest suspect over soldier attack

:: French security forces have shot and arrested a man suspected of being behind an attack on a group of soldiers on Wednesday morning in a Paris suburb, security sources told AFP. The man, aged in his

French President Macron backpedals on creating First Lady status for wife

:: French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to backpedal on the issue of creating an official First Lady position for his wife amid attacks from left-wing opponents and a petition against the move, officials and reports said.

Man carrying knife arrested at Eiffel tower

:: A man carrying a knife was arrested as he tried to force his way into the Eiffel Tower, the company that runs the Paris landmark said Sunday. The man, who was apparently alone, was “very quickly

Malaysian PM under pressure over French sub deal

Najib Razak

:: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak faced renewed questions Thursday over a 2002 sale of submarines to his country after a close associate was charged in France over alleged kickbacks. Najib, then defense minister, oversaw the deal

Kuwaiti fund to sell Areva shares in bid, stay away from nuclear – sources

:: Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) will sell its nearly five percent stake in Areva to the French state as the nuclear group is delisted and will stay away from nuclear investments for now, sources familiar with the

Macron attempts a gamble in Libya

Christian Chesnot

By : Christian Chesnot :: The joint statement adopted – but not signed – by Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his rival General Khalifa Haftar at Celle St-Cloud in the Paris region on July 25 is

French minister vows to tackle militants in Sahel countries

:: French Defense Minister Florence Parly arrived in Chad on Sunday, at the start of a tour of three Sahel countries, assuring that French troops in the region will have the means to carry out their mission

Jordan’s king demands Israel put guard on trial for killing Jordanians

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah demanded on Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put on trial an embassy security guard who shot dead two Jordanians, and said relations between the neighboring states were at risk. Netanyahu gave

Egypt: Boycotting countries will not back down on Qatar demands

:: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that the the four boycotting countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, would not back down on their demands from Doha, reported Al Arabiya. According to a

France’s Macron meets Rihanna at the Elysee Palace

:: French President Emmanuel Macron met singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace Wednesday after the pop star appealed to him on Twitter for France to contribute to her education fund for developing countries. Rihanna first was welcomed

France should wake up Europe about Iran

Dr. Manuel Almeida

By : Dr. Manuel Almeida :: This past week, France’s foreign minister was the latest high-profile Western diplomat to tour the Gulf in search of a solution to the Qatar crisis. Jean-Yves Le Drian’s visit to Doha,

UN-backed Libya PM to meet Khalifa Haftar near Paris on Tuesday

:: Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj will hold talks near Paris on Tuesday with Khalifa Haftar, the military commander based in the country’s east, the French presidency said. French President Emmanuel Macron will host the meeting,

Macron puts France top of ‘soft power’ rankings: survey

:: France has leapfrogged the US and Britain as the world’s top so-called soft power, helped by the election of President Emmanuel Macron, a study of countries’ non-military global influence showed Tuesday. While France has risen, Donald

Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter moved to house arrest

:: An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant will be placed on house arrest pending his appeal of his manslaughter conviction and 18-month sentence, the army said Monday. A military court ruled that Elor

Macron urges resumption of Mideast talks based on two states

:: French President Emmanuel Macron called Sunday for a resumption of long-stalled Middle East peace talks based on a two-state solution. “France is ready to support all diplomatic efforts towards this end within the parameters of peace

What Tillerson got wrong, and what Le Drian got right on Qatar

Faisal J. Abbas

By : Faisal J. Abbas :: France decided to try its hand at resolving the Qatar crisis by offering to speak to officials in Doha and representatives of the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) in Jeddah. Any attempt to

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