In Focus (Archive)


France in a week

  • U.S. report criticized the “aggressive secularism” of France

    May 13, 2013

    "Sometimes, as in Western Europe in general has a very good record matire of religious freedom, it is easy to ngliger the fact that there are problem issues matic regarding religious  ...more

  • France says Syria's use of chemical arms "uncertain": FM

    May 13, 2013

    France is still "uncertain" about the Syrian government's probable use of chemical weapons in the country's violent civil war and was seeking more proofs, French Foreign  ...more

  • Over 500 French troops withdraw from Mali

    May 13, 2013

    Over 500 French soldiers have left Mali since announcing their withdrawal.
    France began pulling out troops on April 9th from Mali where the French were fighting Islamist militants.

  • May 1st. "France is in the night," according to Marine Le Pen

    May 10, 2013

    Supported by good polls, a Government in trouble and a crisis that is worsening, Marine Le Pen addresses the traditional frontist parade from May 1 in a favorable position, with the municipal  ...more

  • French hostages freed in Cameroon back in France

    April 23, 2013

    Seven members of a French family freed after being kidnapped by gunmen in Cameroon have arrived back in France.

    French President François Hollande greeted them as they landed in  ...more

  • Nazi graffiti and pig's head left at mosque site

    April 23, 2013

    Police have launched an investigation after vandals 'desecrated' the building site of a planned mosque near Paris, spraying Nazi graffiti and leaving a pig's head. It is only the  ...more

  • Probe opens of alleged Libyan funding for Sarkozy

    April 23, 2013

    Paris prosecutors on Friday began investigating whether the winning presidential campaign of former President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 may have received illegal funding from Libyan leader Moammar  ...more

  • Military cooperation between France and Saudi Arabia

    April 23, 2013

    French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday discussed with the Saudi crown prince his country's intervention in Mali and military cooperation between Paris and Riyadh, a French diplomat  ...more

  • Qatar would bet 250 million on a fund managed by Sarkozy

    April 15, 2013

    According to the "Financial Times", Nicolas Sarkozy and his team have received remuneration of more than 3 million per year if the project had not been abandoned.

    The Qataris  ...more

  • Women burn “Flag of Islam” in Paris

    April 15, 2013

    Three feminist movements FEMEN burned Wednesday Salafist flag to the Grand Mosque of Paris to express their solidarity with Amina and denounce human rights violations against women in Arab and  ...more

  • French court strikes down Georges Abdallah's release

    April 15, 2013

    France's highest appeals court has struck down a decision to release Georges Abdallah, 62, jailed in French prisons for 29 years, calling the Lebanese prisoner's request for parole  ...more




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