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?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

De Mistura: October will be ‘decisive’ in Syrian crisis

:: The United Nations hopes for a “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said More »


Tag Archives: Paris

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

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

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

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

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

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

France’s Le Drian to visit Gulf States, seeks to help ease Qatar tensions

:: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from July 15-16 in an effort to ease tensions in the region, his office said in a statement.

France, Russia discuss Syria, sidestep differences on chemical weapons

:: France and Russia agreed on Thursday that fighting terrorism in Syria was their common objective, but pointedly avoided airing their differences over the sensitive issue of chemical weapons. France appears to be broadly aligning its foreign

First Syria refugees land in France under corridor scheme

:: The first 16 Syrian refugees to be resettled in France under a “humanitarian corridor” scheme organized with Christian groups arrived in Paris late Wednesday. “For the first time in seven years I feel safe,” said one

$1 bln headache for Airbus as Qatar cancels four jets

:: Qatar Airways has axed orders for four A350s because of delivery delays, Airbus said on Thursday, handing the European planemaker a new headache over what to do with jets worth $1.2 billion at list prices as

Elie Saab wows with GoT-inspired collection

:: Lebanese designer Elie Saab showcased a “Game of Thrones” (GoT) inspired collection at the Paris Haute Couture Week on Wednesday. Entitled “A Tale of Fallen Kings,” the collection was bursting with ornate, nostalgic elements that harked

Stars hit Dior’s 70th birthday show in Paris

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:: Christian Dior feted its 70th birthday at Paris’ Couture Week Monday in style with an accomplished, star-filled show that mapped the iconic house’s expansion across the world. It was an unabashed, encyclopedic celebration of femininity in

Macron says will lift of state of emergency ‘this autumn’

:: French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday he will “this autumn” lift a state of emergency in effect since the extremist attacks in Paris in November 2015 that killed 130 people. “I will re-establish the freedoms of

Delays, cost overrun seen for contested UK nuclear plant

:: A project to build a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Britain will overrun by £1.5 billion ($1.95 billion) and may face further delays, its main supplier said. EDF, the state-run French company that has the

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