Violence erupts during Paris protest against French President Emmanuel Macron security law

PARIS: Scores of hooded anarchists launched projectiles at riot police, smashed up shop fronts, torched cars and burned barricades during a demonstration in the French capital on Saturday against police violence and a draft security law. The police fired back volleys of tear gas and made repeated charges at groups of troublemakers for close to … Read more

Former French President Giscard d'Estaing dies of COVID complications at 94

PARIS: Former President Valery Giscard d`Estaing, who championed European integration and helped modernise French society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting COVID-19. Giscard`s foundation said he passed away in his family home in the Loir-et-Cher region of central France. He had been admitted to hospital in September with respiratory … Read more

Emmanuel Macron-led French government drops plan to curb filming of police officers

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron`s ruling party on Monday dropped plans to curb the freedom to share images identifying police officers, after more than 1,00,000 people took part in weekend rallies for free speech and against police violence. “We propose a new version of article 24 and a new version will be submitted,” Christophe Castaner, … Read more

France asks Pakistan to rectify its minister's 'insulting' remark on President Emmanuel Macron

Paris: The French government on Sunday (November 22, 2020) officially raised its concerns with the Pakistani mission in Paris over the ‘insulting’ remarks on President Emmanuel Macron by Shireen Mazari, the Minister for Human Rights in Imran Khan’s cabinet.  The Spokesperson of France’s Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs termed the remarks as ‘deeply shocking’ … Read more

France ups the ante against Pakistan, Turkey; urges EU to take this step to curb terrorism

Expressing serious concerns over the support provided by terrorists from countries like Turkey and Pakistan, French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Jordan Bardella has called for “real financial or trade sanctions” against Ankara, Islamabad, Kuwait city and Doha. Bardella said that sanctions are needed in order to make “European solidarity tangible”. Bardella has made … Read more

French forces kill al Qaeda-linked commander in Mali

Paris: French ground forces and military helicopters killed a jihadist commander linked with al Qaeda in Mali along with four others, the French military announced Friday. The operation Tuesday targeted Bah ag Moussa, a military chief for the RVIM Islamic extremist group, who had been on a U.N. Sanctions list and was believed responsible for … Read more

France Airforce's mirage fighter plane wreaks havoc, 50 Islamic terrorists killed in Mali

Paris: France’s defense minister says French military forces fighting Islamic extremists in West Africa ‘put away’ more than 50 jihadists in a recent operation in Mali. Defense Minister Florence Parly tweeted Monday night that the French force in the region, called Barkhane, also confiscated weapons and equipment from the fighters in the operation last Friday, … Read more

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