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France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaks during a press conference at the Presidential palace of Lebanese city of Ba’abda, on February 20, 2017.
21 Feb 2017 11:37

French police raid offices of far-right leader Le Pen in probe of EU fraud

Islam Times - French police have raided the headquarters of the country’s far-right Front National (FN) Party, led by frontrunner presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, as part of a probe into her alleged misuse of EU funds.

 
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault attends a working session during a meeting of the G20 in Bonn, western Germany, February 17, 2017.
19 Feb 2017 11:51

France slams Russian ‘interference’ in presidential campaign

Islam Times - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has condemned alleged Russian cyberattacks targeting the presidential campaign in France, describing them as “unacceptable.”

 
France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
19 Feb 2017 08:55

France Warns US against Dividing EU

Islam Times - French government has warned the US government against trying to divide the European countries on Sunday.

 
France Support for Terrorists Direct Cause of Bloodshed in Syria: Assad
19 Feb 2017 04:59

France Support for Terrorists Direct Cause of Bloodshed in Syria: Assad

Islam Times - Terrorist groups in Syria are supported by French government and that is a direct cause of bloodshed in the country, Syrian President said.

 
French Police Given more Power to use Weapons amid Crackdown
19 Feb 2017 04:54

French Police Given more Power to use Weapons amid Crackdown

Islam Times - The French Parliament has approved a bill which give police more power to use weapons amid an ongoing crackdown of protestors in the country.

 
A makeshift refugee camp set up near Porte de la Chapelle, Paris,
12 Feb 2017 10:19

French Police Stealing Refugees Blankets in Freezing Conditions

Islam Times - Refugees sleeping on the streets in freezing conditions in Paris are having their blankets and sleeping bags stolen by police while being “violently” forced to move on, a report has found.

 
French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon arrives on stage to give a press conference focused on "fake job" allegations, on February 6, 2017 at his campaign headquarters in Paris.
7 Feb 2017 11:43

France’s Fillon admits mistake but refuses to leave elections

Islam Times - France’s rightwing candidate Francois Fillon has refused to quit the presidential race, but has admitted that he made an “error” in hiring his wife and children.

 
French FM Jean-Marc Ayrault
1 Feb 2017 08:02

France Promises to Defend Iran Nuclear Deal, Slams Trump’s Muslim Ban

Islam Times - French foreign minister vowed his country will defend the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers against possible US threats.

 
Winner of the left-wing primaries ahead of France
30 Jan 2017 07:52

French Socialists pick Hamon as election candidate

Islam Times - The French socialist party has chosen Benoit Hamon as their candidate in the April presidential elections after he won a run-off vote.

 
Candidates for the Socialist Party’s presidential nomination, former French education minister Benoit Hamon (L) and former French prime minister Manuel Valls
29 Jan 2017 09:56

French socialists hold 2nd round of primaries to elect presidential candidate

Islam Times - French voters have gone to the polls to choose one of two Socialist nominees destined to compete against candidates from other political factions in France’s presidential election this spring.

 
The former French prime minister and the Republican party
24 Jan 2017 12:34

Europe needs new military alliance: French politician

Islam Times - French presidential front-runner Francois Fillon has called for a new military alliance in Europe after US President Donald Trump described NATO obsolete.

 
France’s former prime minister Manuel Valls (L) and former education minister Benoit Hamon
23 Jan 2017 08:01

Hamon, Valls lead in first round of French socialist primaries: Early results

Islam Times - French politicians Benoit Hamon and Manuel Valls are in the lead in the first round of the Socialist Party’s primary elections in their quest to win the party’s nomination for president in the 2017 polls, early results show.

 
(L to R) Socialist candidates Arnaud Montebourg, Jean-Luc Bennahmias, Francois de Rugy, Benoit Hamon, Vincent Peillon, Manuel Valls, and Sylvia Pinel
22 Jan 2017 09:36

France’s socialists hold primary election

Islam Times - Politicians in France are contesting in the first round of voting to win the Socialist Party’s nomination for the 2017 presidential race.

 
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
16 Jan 2017 12:39

France Warns US over Relocating Embassy from Tel Aviv

Islam Times - French foreign minister warned US incoming government against relocating its embassy in the Israeli occupied lands.

 
Goals of Hollande’s Iraq Visit
8 Jan 2017 04:06

Goals of Hollande’s Iraq Visit

Islam Times - French President François Hollande paid a diplomatic visit to Iraq on January 2. It was the second time Hollande visited Iraq during his presidency.

 
File photo shows a car on fire in France.
3 Jan 2017 09:26

Govt. accused of hiding figures after 1,000 cars torched

Islam Times - Vandals in France have torched nearly 1,000 cars on New Year’s Eve amid accusations that the government is hiding the actual figures of crime.

 
Bahraini Journalist, Nazeeha Saeed
28 Dec 2016 08:27

Bahrain Puts French TV Reporter on Trial

Islam Times - Bahrain officials say the reporter of the Franc 24 news channel will be put on trial early next year, Bahrain Mirror news site reported

 
French police officers patrol at the Christmas market next to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, in Reims, December 20, 2016.
24 Dec 2016 08:06

France to deploy nearly 100,000 forces during end-of-year festivities

Islam Times - France is set to deploy nearly 100,000 soldiers and police officers across the country to beef up security in the face of possible terror threats during Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.

 
Syrian Kurd Salih Muslim, a collaborator of President Erdoğan, has led part of his community into defeat. Today, he is trying to make amends, and has been placed under an arrest warrant by Ankara.
3 Dec 2016 04:31

France and Turkey against the Kurds

Islam Times - The Western medias treat the events in the Near East state by state. Their readers, who know almost nothing about the history of the region, are not surprised by that, but remain unable to understand this «complicated Orient» which is in a perpetual state of war.

 
Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and Member of the European Parliament
23 Nov 2016 07:34

Madame President Le Pen - Europe’s Next Political Earthquake

Islam Times - After the shock of Brexit and then election of Donald Trump to the White House, anything now seems possible in the political world. Six months hence, Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s Front National (FN), will be within reach of the presidency.