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French PM urges joint stand against militants in Sahel

French PM urges joint stand against militants in Sahel

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday urged partners to stand with Paris in driving back militant violence in the Sahel.

France's Societe Generale to cut 1,500 jobs: report

France's Societe Generale to cut 1,500 jobs: report

French banking group Societe Generale is planning to cut 1,500 positions in its BFI corporate and investment banking arm, Le Figaro newspaper reported on Saturday.

French murder suspect could be linked to 40 unsolved cases

French murder suspect could be linked to 40 unsolved cases

French investigators have identified around 40 unsolved disappearances and other cold cases potentially linked to a former soldier who was arrested last year and charged with two murders in southeast France.

'Yellow vest' protests condemned for anti-Semitic abuse, anti-police attacks

'Yellow vest' protests condemned for anti-Semitic abuse, anti-police attacks

French officials on Sunday strongly condemned anti-Semitic abuse and anti-police attacks by some "yellow vest" demonstrators as up to 2,000 of them gathered in central Paris to embark on a third month of the anti-government protests.

NHRC calls for end to rights violations resulting from blockade of Qatar

NHRC calls for end to rights violations resulting from blockade of Qatar

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri, has urged the French government and parliament to include the violations resulting from the blockade imposed on Qatar

French 'yellow vest' boxer on trial for punching police

French 'yellow vest' boxer on trial for punching police

A former boxer who became a hero to some of France's "yellow vest" protesters after being filmed punching police officers during a demonstration in Paris goes on trial Wednesday on charges that carry up to seven years in jail.

Qatar, France sign pact for strategic dialogue

Qatar, France sign pact for strategic dialogue

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani on Monday announced the signing of a declaration of intent to establish a strategic dialogue ...

Amir meets French Foreign Minister

Amir meets French Foreign Minister

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met with the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Jean-Yves Le Drian and his accompanying delegation, at the Amiri Diwan on Monday morning.

Demonstrator loses hand at Paris 'yellow vest' march

Demonstrator loses hand at Paris 'yellow vest' march

A "yellow vest" demonstrator lost his hand during clashes with police outside the main parliament building in Paris on Saturday, witnesses told AFP, during a 13th weekend of anti-government protests across France.

Chadian army says 250 rebels captured after rebel convoy targeted

Chadian army says 250 rebels captured after rebel convoy targeted

The Chadian military on Saturday said it had captured more than 250 rebels, including some top leaders, after an operation against an convoy of militants trying to cross into the country from Libya ...

France-bound flight returns to Stockholm airport over bomb threat

France-bound flight returns to Stockholm airport over bomb threat

A plane bound for France was forced to return to Stockholm's Arlanda airport after a bomb threat, emergency services and police said Thursday.

Qatar receives first Rafale jet from France

Qatar receives first Rafale jet from France

Qatar Amiri Air Force has received the first French-built Rafale multi-purpose jet fighter.