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French President Macron Cancels Israel Visit Again

Paris (MEMO) – President of France Emmanuel Macron has taken the highly unusual decision of canceling a trip to Israel for the second time. Last year Macron said he had planned to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority in spring 2018 to voice French support for the continuation of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The trip was postponed to […]

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3 French nationals briefly detained in PKK operations in Turkey

Ankara (TM) – Three French nationals were briefly detained, along with 13 others, during an operation conducted by Turkish security forces targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its umbrella organization the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) in southeastern Şırnak province, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. According to the report, the operation was carried out by the gendarmerie […]

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Hariri Heads to Saudi Arabia for Second Time Since Suspect Resignation

Paris (MEE) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the second time since his shock resignation in the kingdom last year. On 4 November, Hariri announced he was stepping down in a televised address from Riyadh, sparking concerns that he was being detained against his will. After French mediation, however, he rescinded […]

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Alegerian al-Qaeda in the Sehal Offered Immunity in ‘Secret French-Backed Deal’

Algiers (MEE) – Al-Qaeda and other militants in Sahel region will gain immunity if they surrender in a deal between Algiers, Bamako, and Paris, sources tell MEE. France, Algeria and Mali are operating a secret agreement to offer Sahel militants immunity in return for them laying down arms, security sources in Algeria have told Middle East Eye. […]

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Trump Declares ‘Mission Accomplished’ After Illegally Bombing Syria

Washington (GPA) – US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday to declare mission accomplished in after bombing Syria over spurious chemical weapons claims. Following days of heightening tensions as a result of numerous threats from Trump, primarily via Twitter, the US President finally issued details of a joint US, UK, and French attack on Syria. Trump announced these […]

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Class Lines Harden in Strikes in France

Paris (WW) – Major strikes are starting in France on April 3 to oppose the Macron government’s plans to impose austerity on the French working class, lay off 120,000 public sector workers and weaken the labor movement. But French workers are fighting back through political strikes, like the U.S. teachers’ strikes in West Virginia,  Oklahoma, and Kentucky. […]

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Turkey Only a Few Mistakes Away from Confrontation with NATO Allies

Ankara (GPA) –  With Turkish threats to move on US positions near Manbij and France contemplating deploying more soldiers to aid Kurdish forces in Northern Syria, there is a growing likelihood Turkey may end up confronting one or both NATO allies. The situation on the ground in Syria may always be changing rapidly but this week has been […]

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French Arrest Warrant Out for Mohammed Bin Salman’s Sister

Paris (MEE) – The crown prince’s sister is suspected of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a decorator at her Paris apartment after he took photos. France has issued an arrest warrant for the sister of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on suspicion of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a worker at her Paris apartment, sources […]

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Europe Standing Up to Trump at Davos?

Davos (SCF) – US President Trump swung into the snow-capped Alpine resort of Davos with expectations of a cool reception from the assembled political and financial leaders. “Into the lion’s den,” said one news anchor, as Trump brought his “America First” agenda to the annual World Economic Forum which is associated with “globalism” and the supposed antithesis of […]

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Macron Concedes: Assad has “Won the War”

Paris (GPA) – French President Emmanuel Macron has conceded that Bashar Al Assad “won the war” in Syria and will remain as president. Speaking in an interview with French television on Sunday, Emmanuel Macron finally stated what most people already know about Syria: the west had lost. However, Macron did sound different from some other […]

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