The Beirut Bar Association held a protest on Friday to demand the release of Lebanese detainee in French prisons, George Ibrahim Abdallah. The lawyers criticized the French government and its judiciary, stating that the way they are dealing with Abdallah’s case is not in conformity with either the
French President Francois Hollande offered condolences Friday for a French journalist slain in the Syrian city of Aleppo while reporting on the civil war there. The journalist, Yves Debay, was covering clashes between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar
French warplanes were reported 0n Tuesday to have carried out airstrikes overnight against Islamist fighters who overran a strategic village and military post in central Mali on Monday, offering an indication that the war against extremists who have carved out a jihadist state in the nation’s north could be a long and difficult one.
Next week, the town of Qobayyat in Akkar will be welcoming the freed prisoner George Ibrahim Abdallah after being held for three decades in France. Celebrations are being prepared at Beirut International Airport and all the way to his house in Qobayyat
More than 100 people including rebels and government soldiers were killed in Mali during French air strikes and fighting over the strategic town of Konna, Malian military sources and witnesses said on Saturday. An army officer at the headquarters of Mali’s former military junta
Thousands of angry demonstrators gathered in Paris Saturday to demand answers over the deaths of three Kurdish women activists found shot dead Thursday in mysterious circumstances. French police union spokesman Christophe Crepin said tensions were high at the protest
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt denounced the demolition of the house of a prominent Lebanese novelist Amin Maalouf in the Badaro neighborhood of Beirut. “This act indicates complete disregard toward heritage and the undermining of the remnants of the architectural and social memory of [Beirut],”
The United States was behind Europe’s condemnation of Israel for approving thousands of housing units in Jerusalem and the West Bank, an Israeli official said. “The European move is essentially an American move. The Brits asked the Americans how to act,” an unnamed Israeli official with close ties to the U.S. administration told
Britain and France have both summoned Israeli ambassadors in protest at Israel’s decision to approve the construction of 3,000 new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
It was hard to read the delegates’ expressions as they squinted at the board in the United Nations, searching for confirmation of who had and hadn’t voted for Palestine. As the camera zoomed into the results, the red figures revealed 138 countries were in favour, nine against