Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

 

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France scraps petrol tax rises for 2019 after protests

:: France has scrapped all petrol price hikes for 2019, the environment minister said Wednesday, following weeks of violent protests against shrinking income blamed on President Emmanuel Macron’s government. A price hike scheduled for January 1, was “scrapped for the

Kremlin says Russian, French leaders discuss humanitarian aid to Syria

:: The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, particular in the eastern Ghouta province, during a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday. On Friday, France sent 50 tons of medical

Lebanon PM in second trip to Saudi since surprise resignation

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the second time since his shock resignation in the kingdom last year. On November 4, Hariri announced he was stepping down in a televised address from Riyadh.

France’s Macron unsure whether Trump will stick to Iran nuclear deal

:: French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he did not know whether US President Donald Trump would stick to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that many in the West see as the best hope of preventing Tehran from getting

EU leader Mogherini says current Iran nuclear deal should be kept

:: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the current deal with Iran is working effectively to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and should be preserved for the future. Mogherini spoke after US President Trump again showed dissatisfaction with

As Trump and Macron meet, Iran’s Rouhani warns on nuke deal

:: Iran’s president reiterated his warning against a US pullout from the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers as meetings between President Donald Trump France’s Emmanuel Macron got underway in Washington. Hassan Rouhani said the United States will

Trump says US wants ‘lasting’ footprint in Syria

:: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to dial back a promise to withdraw US troops from Syria immediately, saying it was important to not allow Iranian influence to grow in the country. Stating that troops would be coming

France earmarks EUR 50 million for new Syria aid projects

:: France will spend 50 million euros ($62 million) on new projects in Syria to be carried out by around 20 humanitarian groups, the president’s office said Monday. Emmanuel Macron made the decision “in the face of the critical humanitarian

Macron ‘worried’ about Iran, asks Rouhani for ‘restraint’

:: French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday expressed his concern over unrest in Iran during a telephone conversation with counterpart Hassan Rouhani and called for “restraint and appeasement,” his office said. Macron brought up “the number of victims from the demonstrations”,

Macron says Iran misunderstands France’s ‘balanced’ position in region

:: President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Iran misunderstood France’s “balanced” position in the region, which centered on not taking sides between Sunni and Shi‘ites, adding that Tehran should be less aggressive in the region. Speaking in Gothenburg, Macron

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri arrives in Paris after refuting ‘rumors and lies’

:: Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Paris on Saturday. French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Saad Hariri for talks on Saturday, an AFP reporter said, hours after arriving from Saudi Arabia. Hariri was also due to have lunch

Macron’s perfect riposte to the politics of hate

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Whether or not one agrees with French President Emmanuel Macron’s vision of the future of the EU, as laid out in his recent Sorbonne speech, at least he has one. He must also be recognized

Macron: France ready to help Baghdad ease tensions with Kurdish region

:: French President Emmanuel Macron offered on Friday to help ease tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdish regional government over an independence vote held in Iraqi Kurdistan, warning that any further escalation should be avoided. In a statement after a

Macron slams EU rule on detached workers

Emmanuel Macron

:: French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that an EU rule allowing companies to send temporary workers from low-wage countries to other member states without paying local social charges was a “betrayal of the European spirit.” “The European directive on

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 a nice diplomatic

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 by first lady

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 recognized by the

Trump overheard complimenting Macron’s wife

:: President Donald Trump was captured complimenting the French president’s wife’s appearance in video posted by the French government’s Facebook account. The footage shows Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL’ mah-KROHN’) and their wives chatting after their tour of the

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