President Emmanuel Macron

Pakistan lifts ban on radical party behind anti-France rally

TLP was outlawed a year ago amid violent rallies over the publications of caricatures of Islam’s prophet in France. 

published on : 8th November 2021

Tension rises in Iraq after failed bid to assassinate PM

It was a dramatic escalation in the already tense situation following the Oct. 10 vote and the surprising results in which Iran-backed militias lost about two-thirds of their seats.

published on : 8th November 2021

France's Catholic Church to announce response to long history of child abuse

On November 5, 2021, France's bishops for the first time formally recognised that the Church bore an "institutional responsibility" for the decades of child abuse by clergy members.

published on : 8th November 2021

Macron wants G20 to pressure Taliban to give girls a future 

So far under the Taliban, young Afghan girls have been allowed to return to primary school but older girls have been barred from going to high school and most women have not been allowed to work.

published on : 5th October 2021

French parliament adopts vaccine passports law despite protests

The new legislation would make health passes compulsory from August for air travel and inter-city trains, as well as for visiting cafes and restaurants. 

published on : 26th July 2021

Pegasus: French President Macron calls Israeli PM Bennett on allegations of snooping

"We can specifically come out and say for sure that the President of France, Macron, was not a target," Chaim Gelfand, Chief Compliance Officer at NSO Group, told Israeli television network i24news.

published on : 25th July 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron calls national security meeting to discuss Pegasus spyware

According to officials, the unscheduled national security meeting would be "dedicated to the Pegasus issue and the question of cybersecurity".

published on : 22nd July 2021

FIFA World Cup 2018: No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax

This year's World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin's Russia, but the players did their best to keep the tournament for themselves.

published on : 16th July 2018

Saudi warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: Report

There was no immediate official reaction from the president's office or the French foreign ministry to the report.

published on : 2nd June 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron warns over China dominance in Indo-Pacific

No country can be allowed to dominate the Indo-Pacific, the leaders of France and Australia said today, as regional capitals fret over the rise of an increasingly assertive China.

published on : 2nd May 2018

France, Germany, Britain say EU 'must be ready to react' to US trade tariffs

US President Donald Trump met last week with Macron and Merkel but gave no indication of whether or not he planned to exempt the EU, which last year exported over USD 7.

published on : 29th April 2018

Germany, France urge Russia to pressure Syria for 'immediate' ceasefire

The statement said Merkel, Macron and Putin had all welcomed the UN resolution on a ceasefire for at least 30 days "particularly to allow humanitarian aid into and evacuations out of the war zone".

published on : 26th February 2018

France marks three years since Charlie Hebdo attack

French President Emmanuel Macron laid a wreath in front of the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Sunday to mark three years since the massacre of its staff in an Islamist attack.

published on : 7th January 2018

War against IS in Syria will be won by February: French President Emmanuel Macron

Macron described President Bashar al-Assad as "an enemy of the Syrian people", but insisted: "We have to speak to Assad and his representatives."

published on : 18th December 2017