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Boards show the results of the vote after French lawmakers in the lower house of parliament in Paris voted on a new counterterrorism law designed to end the country
4 Oct 2017 05:41

French lawmakers adopt anti-terror bill 'at expense of' civil liberties

Islam Times - The French parliament has overwhelmingly adopted a new controversial counterterrorism bill, which will boost police surveillance powers and make it easier to close religious centers, as the European country is under a nearly two-year-old state of emergency.

 
Two killed in suspected terrorist attack in southern France
1 Oct 2017 17:27

Two killed in suspected terrorist attack in southern France

Islam Times - Two people have been killed in a stabbing attack at a train station in the southern French city of Marseille as investigators look for possible terrorist motives.

 
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech on the European Union in the amphitheater of the Sorbonne University in Paris on September 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
27 Sep 2017 06:33

French president calling EU weak, ineffective

Islam Times - Calling Europe slow, weak and ineffective, French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said the EU should embrace a joint budget, shared military force and harmonized taxes to stay globally relevant.

 
Demonstrators hold a banner reading, "Against the social coup d’état" during a protest over the president’s labour reforms in Paris
25 Sep 2017 03:56

Paris Hit by Massive Protest against Macron’s Labor Reforms

Islam Times - Tens of thousands of protestors have marched the streets of Paris on Saturday to condemn President Emmanuel Macron's far-reaching reforms of the labor code.

 
Marine Le Pen (L), then French National Front political party leader, and the party
21 Sep 2017 04:27

France's far-right party on verge of split after election defeat

Islam Times - France’s National Front is on the verge of a split between its leader and her chief deputy, four months after a heavy electoral defeat.

 
France Urges Saudi-Led Regimes to Lift Embargo on Qatar
16 Sep 2017 08:38

France Urges Saudi-Led Regimes to Lift Embargo on Qatar

Islam Times - France has called on Saudi-led regimes to lift embargo on Qatar, saying the three-month ban harms the Arab state's civilians.

 
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (R) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (combo of file photos)
2 Sep 2017 04:37

France urges China to be more active to resolve Korean Peninsula crisis

Islam Times - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has urged China to be more active diplomatically to resolve the ongoing crisis on the Korean Peninsula.

 
French President Emmanuel Macron (photo by AFP)
29 Aug 2017 13:04

France sees no alternative to Iran deal: Macron

Islam Times - French President Emmanuel Macron has become the latest world leader to come out in support of a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran, saying France sees “no alternative” to the agreement.

 
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and French Defense Minister Florence Parly (from R) hold a joint press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, August 26, 2017. (Photo by AP)
27 Aug 2017 07:31

French ministers on Iraq visit as Takfiris hit Europe

Islam Times - A French delegation has paid a visit to Iraq at a time that the Iraqi forces’ operation against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group enters its final stages.

 
File photo of police forces in the French port city of Marseille
21 Aug 2017 12:21

Europe on terror watch again after Marseille car crash

Islam Times - At least one person has been killed and another injured after a car hit bus shelters in the French port city of Marseille.

 
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.