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France's interior minister said he wanted London to shoulder more of the costs in dealing with migrants at the port city of Calais, hoping to reach the UK.

Despite threatening to leave the nuclear deal many times, President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran, keeping the landmark deal intact for another four months.

France tries to calm Trump's Iran nuclear frenzy

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France tries to calm Trump's Iran nuclear frenzy

French President Emmanuel Macron insisted the importance of the Iranian nuclear deal to Trump in a phone call, saying it is important the deal is respected by everyone.

The international community's whitewashing of Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The international community's whitewashing of Yemen

Analysis: A reluctance to criticise Saudi Arabia's military campaign has empowered Riyadh to destroy thousands of Yemeni lives, writes Jonathan ...

French prime minister's nephew stabbed in Israel

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French prime minister's nephew stabbed in Israel

The French prime minister's nephew was among three tourists stabbed in Israel's Eilat resort, it emerged on Monday.

Alex Macheras

How Qatar is overcoming the aviation blockade

Comment: Despite the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar which began in June last year, Qatar is more open than ever before, writes Alex Macheras.

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Kurds protest in Paris against 'assassin' Erdogan

Kurdish demonstrators repeatedly chanted "Erdogan, assassin" in Paris on Saturday to protest the failure of the French authorities to convict ...

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Macron: Stringing Turkey along is hypocritical

French president Macron suggested that the EU should stop stringing Turkey along after counterpart Erdogan said he was "tired" of ...

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Mohammad bin Salman to visit Macron in France 'soon'

Saudi's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is set to visit President Macron in France in the next two months, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel ...

<em>Macron</em>, Algeria and the white man's burden

Malia Bouattia

Macron, Algeria and the white man's burden

Comment: Macron's suggestion that the antidote to Algerian woes is historical amnesia, is a deeply insulting example of continuing colonial ...

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France seeks greater role for West in Syrian crisis

Macron said the international community should not give ground to certain powers which think that just a few will be able to find a ...

Why France's <em>Macron</em> is wrong on Iraq

Pieter-Jan Dockx

Why France's Macron is wrong on Iraq

Comment: Macron's policy objectives in Iraq are not grounded in reality, writes Pieter-Jan Dockx.

France 'concerned' about Iran violence, as protests continue

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France 'concerned' about Iran violence, as protests continue

France President Emmanuel Macron has called on Tehran to exercise restraint in dealing with anti-government protests, while his Iranian ...

<em>Macron</em> to raise human rights issues with Erdogan

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Macron to raise human rights issues with Erdogan

France's President Macron said human rights issues in Turkey, as well as the situation in Syria and Palestine, will be focus of talks ...

<em>Macron</em> urges Saudi king to lift deadly Yemen blockade

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Macron urges Saudi king to lift deadly Yemen blockade

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Saudi Arabia's King Salman to "lift entirely the blockade" against Yemen so that ...

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Israel detains two Palestinians, including teenager in Jenin

Orwa Jaradat, 14, was detained by Israeli forces, along with Munir Jaradat, who was reportedly assaulted by Israeli soldiers.

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Palestinians 'will reject' any peace plan proposed by US

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States on Friday that his people will "no longer accept" any peace plan proposed by ...

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France urges Libya to act on UN peace plan

France's foreign minister has urged Libya's unity government to act on a UN plan to negotiate a new peace deal in the war-torn country.

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NGOs urge action 1,000 days into Yemen's 'forgotten' war

A thousand days of bloodshed: As Yemen prepares to mark Wednesday's grim anniversary, aid workers are urging world powers to bring an end to a ...

UN: Saudi-led airstrikes killed 115 Yemenis in eleven days

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UN: Saudi-led airstrikes killed 115 Yemenis in eleven days

The UN human rights office said it has verified the killings of more than 100 civilians in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes carried out over 11 ...

Karim Traboulsi

French president: Post-war Syria must adopt 'Lebanon's pluralist model'

French President Emmanuel Macron has called on the Syrians to seek inspiration from Lebanon's model of governance for their post-war ...

<em>Macron</em>: Victory against IS imminent

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Macron: Victory against IS imminent

French President Emmanuel Macron says he expects the Islamic State group to be defeated in Syria within two months.

Hashd al-Shaabi 'should be absorbed into Iraqi security forces'

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Hashd al-Shaabi 'should be absorbed into Iraqi security forces'

Iraqi Shia paramilitary groups should not disband but be incorporated into the country's state security forces, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani ...

Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

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Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

Saudi Arabia has pledged 100 million euros for the G5 Sahel force, a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa

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