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Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

The extremist group warned Charlie Hebdo that it would be mistaken if thought the 2015 massacre would be a 'one off' attack.

France challenged over refusal to allow IS-members' children home

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France challenged over refusal to allow IS-members' children home

France faces a legal challenge over their refusal to allow children of IS members to return home.

Macron and French torture in Algeria

Malia Bouattia

Macron and French torture in Algeria

Comment: The conflict and names have changed, but the struggle remains the same, writes Malia Bouattia.

France admits systematic torture during Algerian war of independence

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France admits systematic torture during Algerian war of independence

French President Emmanuel Macron admitted that France conducted systematic forms of torture against Algerians as they fought for their ...

Paul Iddon

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Analysis: A lack of willingness among major powers to make substantial compromises will likely result in the Syrian war dragging on for years to come, writes Paul Iddon.

Stasa Salacanin

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will no longer receive weapons from Germany and Norway, and many are wondering whether other European nations ...

Jordan Elgrably

In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an ...

Malia Bouattia

Remembering the Paris massacre, 1961

Comment: France may be keen to forget its brutal suppression of Algerian nationalism, but this dark chapter in history offers crucial insight ...

Morocco to become space power with first-ever spy satellite

Karim Traboulsi

Morocco to become space power with first-ever spy satellite

Morocco will become a space power in the coming weeks with the launch of the kingdom's first ever spy satellite which experts say could increase ...

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

Libya: Is France paving the way to Haftar's return?

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya: Is France paving the way to Haftar's return?

Comment: To Italy's dismay, France has taken a leading role in Libya. But suspicions persist over whether President Macron is capable of being ...

Macron chides Netanyahu on settlements, urges new Mideast talks

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Macron chides Netanyahu on settlements, urges new Mideast talks

Emmanuel Macron stressed Israel must respect international law and halt the expansion of settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, urging ...

France under Macron still indulges Egypt's harsh repression

Joe Stork

France under Macron still indulges Egypt's harsh repression

Comment: Macron may be a fresh new face, but if cabinet ministers' visits to Cairo are any indication, we seem set for the same indulgence of ...

France's colonial narrative no longer stands up

Warda Mohamed

France's colonial narrative no longer stands up

Comment: The reality of France's colonial exploits in Algeria runs contrary to its claims of being a country of reason, democracy and human ...

The New Arab

Canadian MP fasts for Ramadan raising money for charity

The world's 1.5 billion Muslims began observing the holy month of Ramadan last Saturday, along with one unexpected addition in Canada.

The New Arab

France's Macron vows 'immediate retaliation' to Syria chemical attacks

France will respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, France's president has said, in a threat likely directed at the regime ...

James Snell

After election victory, Macron's foreign outlook is hardening

Comment: Macron is dogged by claims that his presidential victory had little to do with him, and everything to do with defeating the French ...

The New Arab & agencies

Macron takes office as France's youngest ever president

Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Elysee Palace in central Paris in a motorcade and walked down the red carpet to be ...

French far-right official barred for Islamophobic remarks

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French far-right official barred for Islamophobic remarks

France's far-right National Front have suspended a member of the party Catherine Blein for making anti-Muslim remarks on Friday.

Sam Hamad

Marine Le Pen: France's homegrown threat to democracy

Comment: On Sunday the French electorate will be faced with a choice between a self-aware, more progressive form of centrism, and a fascist, ...

France's elephant in the room: A brutal, cinematic reminder

Hadani Ditmars

France's elephant in the room: A brutal, cinematic reminder

Blog: Over 20 years since the cult classic 'La Haine', police brutality and racial segregation are worse than ever. Hadani Ditmars looks to ...

France enters final stage of nail-biting general election

The New Arab

France enters final stage of nail-biting general election

French voters turned out in huge numbers for the country's presidential election, but concerns remain that far-right French candidate Marine Le ...

3 Paris officers shot, 1 fatally, in Champs-Elysees attack

The New Arab & agencies

3 Paris officers shot, 1 fatally, in Champs-Elysees attack

An attacker opened fire on police in Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees shopping district Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding ...

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