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French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb gestures during a press conference at his ministry in Paris,France, on July 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
6 Aug 2017 12:01

Level of terrorist threat in France very high: Interior min.

Islam Times - French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb says the level of the terrorist threat in the country is “very high” as over 270 French nationals who have fought alongside Daesh in Iraq and Syria have returned home.

 
This file photo taken on December 03, 2016 shows Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar. (AFP photo)
24 Jul 2017 07:34

France plans to legitimize Libya rebel commander Haftar: Sources

Islam Times - Diplomatic sources in Paris have revealed that French President Emmanuel Macron is to hold a meeting with Libya’s renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar in Paris as reports suggest that the French government is planning to give the rogue general some sort of legitimacy.

 
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a national conference at the Senate in Paris, France, July 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 Jul 2017 10:07

Macron to discuss Ukraine with Putin, Merkel, Poroshenko

Islam Times - French President Emmanuel Macron plans to hold telephone conversations with the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, and Germany in his first push to help solve the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

 
French Army Chief of Staff General Pierre De Villiers (photo by AFP)
19 Jul 2017 10:22

French army chief resigns over dispute with Macron

Islam Times - France’s military chief has resigned following a public dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over the government’s proposed defense budget cuts.

 
French Senate President Gerard Larcher (C) delivers a speech at the Senate in Paris, France, July 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Jul 2017 08:02

French Senate passes new anti-terror bill

Islam Times - Lawmakers in France’s conservative-dominated Senate have approved controversial legislation to further strengthen France’s anti-terror laws by a majority vote.

 
Activists protest Israeli premier’s planned visit to France
16 Jul 2017 05:17

Activists protest Israeli premier’s planned visit to France

Islam Times - French activists have launched a protest rally against the planned visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Paris, slamming Bibi’s human rights violations across the occupied Palestinian territories.

 
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in Doha
16 Jul 2017 04:58

France Urges Lifting of Saudi-Led Sanctions Targeting Qatari Nationals

Islam Times - France has urged a Saudi-led group to lift sanctions targeting Qatari nationals in a bid to ease a month-long rift among Arab regimes allied to the West.

 
Eliminating Terrorism More Important than Regime Change
15 Jul 2017 06:05

Eliminating Terrorism More Important than Regime Change

Islam Times - French President Emmanuel Macron said that France has shifted its priorities from ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to defeating terrorism and seeking political stability at home.

 
Algerian President Urges France to Recognize Colonial Era Crimes
8 Jul 2017 07:37

Algerian President Urges France to Recognize Colonial Era Crimes

Islam Times - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has called France to recognize the crimes committed during its colonial era in Algeria.

 
France Slightly Shifts Syria Approach Under Macron
5 Jul 2017 13:44

France Slightly Shifts Syria Approach Under Macron

Islam Times - The New French President Emmanuel Macron has shown signs that he not only seeks serious social, economic and security reforms at home but also he has revolutionary views when it comes to the foreign policy.

 
French President Emmanuel Macron attends a dinner organised by the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) to break the fast of Ramadan, in Paris, on June 20, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
22 Jun 2017 05:31

France’s Macron says Assad removal no longer necessary

Islam Times - French President Emmanuel Macron said his country no longer deems the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a precondition for resolving the conflict in the Arab country.

 
Runoff parliamentary elections start in France, Macron’s party projected to win
18 Jun 2017 08:21

Runoff parliamentary elections start in France, Macron’s party projected to win

Islam Times - Polling stations have opened in France in the second round of parliamentary elections, as President Emmanuel Macron’s newly-established party is on its way to taking over the French Lower House.

 
French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France on May 23, 2017. (Photos by Reuters)
12 Jun 2017 10:22

Macron’s party wins biggest share of legislative votes

Islam Times - French President Emmanuel Macron's party is set to win an overwhelming majority in the parliament after the first round of National Assembly voting.

 
A woman registers to vote in elections for the French National Assembly, in Noumea, on New Caledonia Island, June 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
11 Jun 2017 07:12

French heading to polls to elect parliament members

Islam Times - People in France are heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the first round of parliamentary elections, with new President Emmanuel Macron projected to win a strong majority to implement pledged reforms.

 
A police officer raises his baton as he attempts to disperse protesters during a demonstration against the results of the first round of the French presidential election in Bordeaux on April 27, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
1 Jun 2017 06:07

Amnesty: French state of emergency aimed at stopping peaceful protests

Islam Times - Amnesty International says France has been using an extended state of emergency in Paris to block peaceful protests.

 
French Special Forces Using Iraqi Servicemen to Kill Frenchmen joined Daesh
31 May 2017 06:58

French Special Forces Using Iraqi Servicemen to Kill Frenchmen joined Daesh

Islam Times - French special services have for months attracted Iraqi servicemen to track and kill Frenchmen, who have joined Daesh.

 
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives prior to the French Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Angers (SCO) on May 27, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
29 May 2017 09:18

France: Russian important factor in solving many international problems

Islam Times - French President Emmanuel Macron has said that Russia is a key factor in solving many international problems.

 
French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on May 18, 2017 for the first defence council since the new French president took office. (Photos by AFP)
23 May 2017 07:06

France gainsays Trump, highlights Iran's role in Mideast peace

Islam Times - France has called for further political ties with Iran as it has an "important role in the pacification" of the region.

 
France
16 May 2017 05:04

Macron appoints Edouard Philippe as French prime minister

Islam Times - Newly-inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed a center-right lawmaker and mayor as the country’s prime minister, handing a top position in his administration to a moderate from France’s conservative Republican Party.

 
French Election A Catastrophe For World Peace
11 May 2017 07:39

French Election A Catastrophe For World Peace

Islam Times - Marine Le Pen’s defeat, if the vote count was honest, indicates that the French are even more insouciant than Americans.