Showing posts with label France. Show all posts
Showing posts with label France. Show all posts

Friday, September 8, 2023

France Seeks Pullout from Niger

France is considering several options for troops pullout from Niger, contacts with the Nigerien army continue and relate to operational and technical aspects, a French General Staff spokesman told Arabian broadcaster.

Paris mayor strips Palestinian leader of honour over Holocaust outburst

 Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has stripped Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas of the French capital's highest honour after he made remarks about the Holocaust that echoed anti-Semitic tropes, her office said on Friday. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

France confirms ‘talks’ with Niger junta over future of French troops

The French army is holding talks with Niger's military over withdrawing "elements" of its presence there following a coup, a defence ministry source said on Tuesday. 

Monday, September 4, 2023

Thursday, August 31, 2023

French Foreign Ministry confirms it does not recognize the demands of the rebels in Niger

The French Foreign Ministry confirmed that they do not recognize the demands of the rebels in Niger to withdraw French troops from the country before September 3.

Niger Junta Revokes French Ambassador's Diplomatic Immunity

The junta which assumed power in Niger last month has declared that the French ambassador to Niger, Sylvain Itte, no longer enjoys diplomatic immunity.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Events in Gabon could 'increase instability' in region, says EU's Borrell

The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the EU's defence ministers would discuss the situation in Gabon, and that if it was confirmed that a coup d'état had taken place, it would lead to increased instability in the region.

Monday, August 28, 2023

France defies ultimatum for ambassador to leave Niamey

France's ambassador has remained in Niger despite being given a 48-hour deadline to leave the country last Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed in a defiant speech.

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Niger's military rulers order French ambassador out, Paris says Niger's junta 'have no authority'

Niger's military rulers, who seized control of the government in July, gave the French ambassador 48 hours to leave the country, Niamey's foreign ministry said in a statement Friday. 

Thursday, August 17, 2023

French government to hold crisis meeting as heatwave mounts

France's government will on Thursday hold a crisis meeting to tackle a heatwave that could reach its high point at the weekend, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne's office told AFP. 

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Security alert prompts Eiffel Tower evacuation

A security alert Saturday prompted the evacuation of three floors of the Eiffel Tower in central Paris, France's most emblematic symbol which drew 6.2 million visitors last year. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

France Rejects Niger Accusations Over terrorists, Air Space

The French government rejects accusations by Niger's new military rulers that it freed "terrorists" and violated the country's air space, a government source said Wednesday.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Air France Suspends Flights to Some Nearby Countries after Niger Airspace Closure

Air France has suspended flights to and from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso and Bamako in Mali until Aug. 11, the company said on Monday, after Niger's junta closed its airspace on Sunday, with longer flight times expected in the West African region.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

France supports ECOWAS intervention in Niger, foreign minister says

France said on Saturday it will support efforts to overturn Niger's military coup, a day after West Africa's regional bloc said it had a plan for military intervention.  

Friday, August 4, 2023

Mutinous Soldiers in Niger Sever French Military Ties

Niger’s military junta says it is severing military agreements with France, its former colonial ruler, firing some of the previous government’s key ambassadors and warning citizens of the West African nation to watch for foreign armies and spies.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

France Eyes New Deal With Qatar On Supply Of Rafale Fighter Jets

 France was planning to agree on another contract to deliver 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar after the supply of 36 aircraft in 2015, La Tribune newspaper reported Tuesday, citing sources.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Syria Condemns Unauthorized French Delegation Entry as Violation of Int'l Laws

Syria strongly denounced the entry of a delegation from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs into its territory, deeming it a clear violation of fundamental international laws and conventions.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

France begins delivery of long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine, military source said

France has started delivering a significant number of SCALP cruise missiles to Ukraine, which will be integrated into non-Western warplanes, a French military source said on Tuesday.

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