Chad, Mauritania pave way for dissolution of G5 Sahel alliance | News

The G5 was created in 2014 but has secured only meagre results, even as insecurity remains a major issue across the Sahel. The two remaining members of West Africa’s G5 Sahel alliance on Wednesday said they were paving the way to dissolving the anti-rebel grouping after the other three founding countries left. In a joint … Read more

Israel-Gaza war: Does the West have the power to stop Israel? | Israel-Palestine conflict

Former French ambassador to Israel talks with Marc Lamont Hill on the West’s response to Israel’s war on Gaza. While Western countries initially expressed their unconditional support for Israel after the October 7 attacks, eventually some began voicing their concern as the humanitarian crisis and the civilian death toll in Gaza worsened. France’s President Emmanuel … Read more

German tourist killed in stabbing near Eiffel Tower in Paris | News

A 26-year-old French citizen arrested in connection with the stabbing that killed one person and wounded two others. A German tourist has been killed and two other people wounded in a knife attack close to the iconic Eiffel Tower in central Paris, according to the French interior minister. “A man attacked a couple who were … Read more

French court opens case against teens over beheading of teacher | News

The teacher was killed in 2020 outside his school in Paris, after sharing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in class. Six teenagers have gone on trial behind closed doors in connection with the beheading of French history teacher Samuel Paty. The murder, which shocked the country, took place in 2020 after the teacher had shown his … Read more

Nice footballer Atal detained for sharing alleged anti-Semitic content | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Algerian defender apologised for posting video, French authorities order him to stand trial in December. French authorities have said that Algerian footballer Youcef Atal was detained for questioning and will stand trial for sharing a social media post that purportedly encouraged violence against Jews. In a statement on Friday, prosecutors said that police detained Atal, … Read more

Mbappé has reached 300 career goals faster than Messi or Ronaldo. His France elders are impressed.

Kylian Mbappé has scored 300 career goals faster than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Former France great Thierry Henry has nothing but admiration and Jean-Pierre Papin — the 1991 Ballon d’Or winner — believes the best is yet to come. Mbappé achieved the feat over the weekend in a 14-0 rout of Gibraltar at the … Read more

Macron tells Netanyahu ‘too many civilian losses’ in Gaza bombardment | Israel-Palestine conflict News

French president spoke to Israeli prime minister as Paris prepared more humanitarian aid for Gaza. French President Emmanuel Macron has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu there were “too many civilian losses” in Israel’s war in Gaza, as Paris readied more humanitarian aid for the besieged enclave. Israel has said it wants to destroy the … Read more

Napoleon hat fetches record $2.1m at Paris auction | News

The black beaver felt hat, sold at a record price, belonged to the ruler of the French empire in the 19th century. A hat belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte when he was French emperor has sold for a record of nearly two million euros at a French auction. The black beaver felt hat went for 1.932 … Read more

France’s poorest island is parched because of drought and underinvestment | Drought

Drop by disappearing drop, water is an ever more precious resource on Mayotte, the poorest place in the European Union. Taps flow just one day out of three in this French territory off Africa’s eastern coast, thanks to a drawn-out drought compounded by years of underinvestment and mismanagement. Diseases like cholera and typhoid are on the … Read more

Why is gang violence rising in France’s Marseille? | News

Marseille, France – “Our society is in a state of emergency,” Hugo Cadet, a lawyer, says in a brasserie in the Old Port in Marseille. He and Hassen Hammou, the founder of an association called Trop Jeune Pour Mourir (Too Young to Die), are discussing some of the underlying social and judicial issues behind rising … Read more