Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »



‘France can’t host everyone,’ says Macron in new toughening of migration stance

:: French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said France “cannot host everyone”, intensifying his tough rhetoric on immigration. Macron had last week signaled a tougher line on immigration in the second half of his mandate, arguing the government must stop

Rouhani tells Macron Iran nuclear deal ‘not negotiable’

:: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that the nuclear deal his country reached with international powers was “not negotiable”. “The nuclear deal or any other subject under its pretext is not negotiable in

France urges halt to air strikes, aid corridors in Syria

:: French Defense Minister Florence Parly on Friday called for an end to air strikes in Syria and the opening of humanitarian corridors, saying it was unacceptable that civilians were being targeted. Parly highlighted the fighting in rebel-held areas of

Macron warns Turkey against ‘invasion’ of Syria

:: French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview Wednesday that he would have a “real problem” with Turkey’s intervention against a Kurdish militia in Syria if it turned into an outright “invasion”. “If the operation became more than fighting

Abbas says Palestinians won’t accept US peace plan

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that his people would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States following Washington’s decision to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Trump administration has been preparing

Hariri to arrive in France on Saturday, meet Macron, says Elysee source

:: Lebanon’s prime minister Saad al-Hariri will arrive in France on Saturday and meet French President Emmanuel Macron, a source inside the French presidency said. Macron invited the Lebanese premier and his family to France on Wednesday, hoping to soothe

Saudi crown prince, French president discuss combating terrorism in phone call

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received a phone call from French President Emmanuel Macron and discussed bilateral relations and means to combat terrorism, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The

France offers to mediate between Baghdad and Kurds

:: France offered on Thursday to mediate in a political crisis pitting Iraq’s government against Kurdish regional authorities, and promised to maintain a military presence there until ISIS was defeated. The offer by President Emmanuel Macron coincided with a visit

France floats idea of strengthening Tehran nuclear pact post-2025

:: France has raised the possibility of strengthening the provisions of the international accord on Iran’s nuclear program that expire in 2025 and defended the pact against the Trump administration’s misgivings, saying its collapse would risk a regional arms race.

Macron’s reputation on the line with flagship reform

:: French President Emmanuel Macron’s government is set to unveil Thursday what is intended to be one of his signature economic reforms aimed at creating jobs and underlining his business-friendly credentials. Before his election in May, the 39-year-old centrist vowed

France’s Macron criticizes Poland over EU labor reform

:: French President Emmanuel Macron sharply criticized Poland’s government on Friday over its opposition to his plans to change European Union rules on “posted workers,” cheap labor from eastern countries posted temporarily to more prosperous European countries. Macron said Friday

France’s Macron, seeking to re-shape Europe, heads east

:: While Britain toils over its messy divorce with the European Union, France’s president Emmanuel Macron is embarking on a drive to deepen the economic integration of a bloc he says needs to be more protective of its citizens. The

Macron attempts a gamble in Libya

Christian Chesnot

By : Christian Chesnot :: The joint statement adopted – but not signed – by Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his rival General Khalifa Haftar at Celle St-Cloud in the Paris region on July 25 is a nice diplomatic

Trump: We face threats from systems that support and finance terrorism

:: “We face threats from leaders and regimes in the world who finance and support terrorism,” US President Donald Trump told a news conference on Thursday in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump added that America’s relationship with France

Macron says will lift of state of emergency ‘this autumn’

:: French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday he will “this autumn” lift a state of emergency in effect since the extremist attacks in Paris in November 2015 that killed 130 people. “I will re-establish the freedoms of the French people

Macron, Trump agree to work together if new Syria chemical attack: Elysee

:: President Emmanuel Macron agreed with US President Donald Trump in a phone call on Tuesday that they would work together to find a common response in case of a new chemical attack in Syria, the French presidency said in

UAE’s Mohamed bin Zayed holds talks with French President

:: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Wednesday met with President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, to discuss bilateral relations and the latest regional

Macron wins commanding parliamentary majority, estimates show

:: President Emmanuel Macron won a commanding majority in France’s parliamentary election on Sunday, pollsters’ estimates showed, sweeping aside the mainstream parties and securing a powerful mandate to push through his pro-business reforms. The result, if confirmed, redraws France’s political

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