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France Turning Blind Eye to Saudi’s Dangerous Power Games
18 Mar 2017 09:10

France Turning Blind Eye to Saudi’s Dangerous Power Games

Islam Times - Pierre Conesa's new book on Saudi's soft power projection opens with a quote from Richard Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the UN, that sets the tone for what follows: “The Saudis exported their problems by funding the schools, the madrassas, all over the Islamic world.”

 
The Nuclear Great Game in Europe
15 Mar 2017 07:36

The Nuclear Great Game in Europe

Islam Times - Should the Trump Administration respect the Non-Proliferation Treaty, it would withdraw its nuclear missiles, illegally stationed in Europe and would end its confrontation with Russia. Yet, EU member states opting to continue with the previous policy that they are already familiar with,...

 
French Presidential Election
 
French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen gestures during a debate at the French Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CPME) union
8 Mar 2017 05:50

Majority of French voters see Le Pen’s party as threat to democracy

Islam Times - A majority of French people believe that presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front (FN) party is a danger to democracy, shows a recent poll.

 
Francois Fillon, former French prime minister, member of the Republicans political party and the 2017 presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, his wife Penelope and his daughter Marie attend a meeting in Paris.
6 Mar 2017 08:00

No one can make me quit French election, says scandal-struck Fillon

Islam Times - Beleaguered French presidential candidate Francois Fillon says “no one” can stop him from taking part in the elections.

 
French presidential candidate Francois Fillon
4 Mar 2017 11:39

France's Fillon under increasing pressure

Islam Times - French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has come under mounting pressure to quit the race for the presidency as top campaign staff and dozens of MPs leave his team after corruption charges were filed against him.

 
Sniper accidentally shoots 2 people during Hollande’s speech
1 Mar 2017 04:13

Sniper accidentally shoots 2 people during Hollande’s speech

Islam Times - A sniper has mistakenly shot two people during a speech given by French President Francois Hollande.

 
French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen
1 Mar 2017 04:02

EU legislators consider abolishing Le Pen’s immunity over Daesh images

Islam Times - European Union lawmakers will soon decide whether to strip France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of the EU Parliament immunity for tweeting graphic images of despicable crimes committed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

 
Over 150 French MP Call on Hollande Recognize State of Palestine
1 Mar 2017 03:45

Over 150 French MP Call on Hollande Recognize State of Palestine

Islam Times - 153 French lawmakers urged President Francois Hollande to officially recognize a state of Palestine.

 
Will French Voters Defy Opinion Polls, Elect Extremist Le Pen?
28 Feb 2017 12:41

Will French Voters Defy Opinion Polls, Elect Extremist Le Pen?

Islam Times - Despite the rise of far-right extremist politicians in Europe and the US, opinion polls show French voters are set to reject that route and opt for an independent president.

 
A file photo of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the French far-right National Front party
28 Feb 2017 06:38

French court fines father of extremist politician Le Pen for remarks against Roma

Islam Times - A court in France has upheld an earlier guilty verdict against the father of the country’s far-right presidential candidate for his racist remarks against the Roma minority in 2013.

 
French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris in Marne-La-Vallee, east of Paris, on February 25, 2017.
26 Feb 2017 04:37

Hollande responds to Trump’s remarks concerning security in Paris

Islam Times - French President Francois Hollande has called on Donald Trump to show support for his allies after the US president made negative remarks on the security situation in Paris.

 
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen
22 Feb 2017 09:39

Assad Only Viable, Plausible Solution to Syria Crisis: Le Pen

Islam Times - French Presidential Hopeful said Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is the most “reassuring” choice to lead the country through crisis.

 
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.