Gulf Times - France
France's Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election

France's Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election

The United Nations' cultural agency has selected France's Audrey Azoulay as its new director general, two diplomatic sources said on Friday.

Al-Kuwari in final round of Unesco election

Al-Kuwari in final round of Unesco election

Al-Kuwari got 22 votes in the fourth round ahead of French and Egyptian candidates, who received 18 votes each.

French envoy lauds Qatar’s resiliency amid Gulf crisis

French envoy lauds Qatar’s resiliency amid Gulf crisis

Qatar is welcoming new foreign partners and this is why we are promoting Qatar to the French business sector, says French ambassador Eric Chevallier.

French police attackers get jail over burning squad car

French police attackers get jail over burning squad car

A Paris judge on Wednesday handed down jail terms of up to seven years to protesters who attacked and torched a police car with two officers inside in what he described as an ‘urban guerrilla scene’.

'Jihadi Gran' gets 10 years after joining son in Syria

'Jihadi Gran' gets 10 years after joining son in Syria

Christine Riviere, 51, dubbed by investigators as "Jihadi Gran", was arrested in 2014 after three trips to Syria, which she said were aimed at spending time with her son in case he was killed.

New gaffe by Macron fuels 'out of touch' image

New gaffe by Macron fuels 'out of touch' image

French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire on Thursday after a remark directed against union activists fuelled accusations from opponents that he shows contempt for disgruntled workers.

France to lead investigation into A380 engine explosion

France to lead investigation into A380 engine explosion

France's air accident investigation agency said on Tuesday it would lead the investigation into an engine explosion that led to the emergency landing of an Air France A380 superjumbo in Canada with over 500 people on board on Saturday.

Police arrest 5 after homemade bomb found in Paris

Police arrest 5 after homemade bomb found in Paris

French police arrested five people, including one on a terror watchlist after discovering a suspected home-made bomb in one of Paris's most exclusive neighbourhoods at the weekend, officials said.

Marseille attacker arrested days before rampage

Marseille attacker arrested days before rampage

Authorities said the killer, who was shot dead by anti-terror troops after Sunday's attack outside the southern city's main train station, had used a Tunisian passport last week under the name of a 29-year-old.

Two women stabbed to death at French train station

Two women stabbed to death at French train station

A witness told Reuters she saw a man take out a knife from his sleeve and then stab a young girl and then a second woman.

Paris experiments with 'car-free day' across the city

Paris experiments with 'car-free day' across the city

Parisians were encouraged to roller-blade, bike or stroll through the City of Light on Sunday for a ‘car-free’ day intended to leave the streets vacant for slower, clean forms of transport.

29 hurt as French stadium barrier collapses

29 hurt as French stadium barrier collapses

Twenty-nine fans were hurt, five of them seriously, when a barrier collapsed Saturday at a stadium in the northern French city of Amiens as away supporters celebrated their opening goal.