The government of Malta has relented and agreed to allow a vessel carrying scores of migrants rescued near the Libyan coast to dock, the latest of a series of controversies surrounding non-governmental organizations’ ships operating in the waters between Africa and Europe.
August 9, 2018, 7:56 PM EDT
French women have long complained about sexual harassment and suggestive or vulgar comments in the workplace or on the street, and now have a new law designed to tackle the problem.
August 3, 2018, 1:09 AM EDT
France’s parliament has adopted an immigration bill that has drawn opposition from critics on all sides, with Republicans arguing it doesn’t go far enough and the left-wing and rights groups calling it too harsh.
July 25, 2018, 7:09 PM EDT
The arrest by French anti-terrorist police forces of a man and two women has lifted the lid on an alleged conspiracy to target Muslims – both specific individuals who have stoked controversy but also randomly chosen adherents of a religion accounting for about nine percent of the country’s population.
July 17, 2018, 11:26 PM EDT
French authorities are preparing to release around 20 terrorists who have served prison terms, the first of some 450 individuals convicted of various terror-related offenses who are set to walk free by the end of next year.
July 11, 2018, 1:08 AM EDT
In another major blow to the regime in Tehran, the world’s third biggest container line has signaled it is leaving Iran to avoid falling foul of sanctions being reimposed by the Trump administration after its withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
July 1, 2018, 8:35 PM EDT
Addressing an Iranian opposition group’s rally in Paris on Saturday, two close political allies of President Trump pointed to the collapse of the Soviet Union in predicting the downfall of the Islamic regime in Tehran.
Detained Jihadist Claims ISIS Has Plot to Send Syrian Child Recruits to Europe to Carry Out Attacks – Report
June 28, 2018, 3:19 AM EDT
French investigators are trying to establish the veracity of claims that ISIS plotted to send child recruits from Syria to Europe to carry out terrorist attacks, according to a report by the daily newspaper Le Monde, based on the interrogation of a suspect in French custody.
June 21, 2018, 12:34 AM EDT
As migration concerns heat up across Europe this summer, French senators are considering legislation designed to strengthen the fight against illegal immigration while reducing delays in asylum procedures and securing the right for legal aliens to stay in France.
June 14, 2018, 2:45 AM EDT
A French former Guantanamo Bay detainee says he has dedicated his life to help counter radicalization and Islamic terrorism, with a particular focus on Muslim youth.
June 6, 2018, 9:42 PM EDT
The news that around 40 Islamic jihadists will complete their prison sentences and be released into society between now and the end of next year has set off alarm bells in France, where some fear they may return to violence.
May 30, 2018, 12:19 AM EDT
An American artist’s gesture of solidarity to the citizens of Paris in the wake of deadly terror attacks has stoked controversy here, as French artists have questioned the value of a giant sculpture planned for installation in the center of the capital.
May 22, 2018, 10:11 PM EDT
The leader of a left-wing students’ union in Paris has stoked a long-simmering national debate here by appearing in a television interview wearing an Islamic headscarf, a sensitive issue in this avowedly secular country.
After The Latest Paris Terror Attack, Gov’t Databases of Security Suspects Come Under Fresh Scrutiny
May 16, 2018, 2:51 AM EDT
A lethal terror attack in central Paris carried out by a Chechen-born French citizen, has prompted fresh criticism of the government’s approach to terror suspects, after it emerged that the perpetrator had been listed for several years on two security databases.
May 10, 2018, 1:12 AM EDT
Female jihadists in France are often more radicalized than their male counterparts and more than half of them have played an active role in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), according to an internal report by the country’s Ministry of Justice.
The EU is ‘Killing’ Europe, Says Le Pen, Hosting European Far Right Parties With an Eye on Next Year’s Elections
May 2, 2018, 11:55 PM EDT
A year out from European Parliament elections, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen this week invited fellow euroskeptic, anti-immigration politicians from several European countries to a gathering in Nice to discuss what they hope will be a successful campaign.
April 25, 2018, 11:56 PM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the United States has raised a lot of questions at home, where French people have mixed feelings about his achievements.
April 18, 2018, 7:31 PM EDT
President Trump and President Emmanuel Macron inspect troops in Paris on July 13, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
April 12, 2018, 12:26 AM EDT
Fresh from a visit to the United States and Britain, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman paid a three-day visit to France this week as Western governments look ahead to the time when the 32-year-old will assume the throne of the oil-rich kingdom.
March 21, 2018, 7:27 PM EDT
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has declared war on online racism and anti-Semitism, decrying the fact that it is currently easier to take down a pirated video of a sport event than anti-Semitic material on social media.