Mideast peace summit in Paris ends with warning, calls for two-state solution

Mideast peace summit in Paris ends with warning, calls for two-state solution

Sending a forceful message to Israel’s prime minister and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries called Sunday on Israel and the Palestinians to revive work toward long-elusive peace – including an independent Palestinian state. The closing declaration at a Mideast peace conference in Paris urged both sides to “officially restate their commitment to the […]

Suspect in murders of Kurdish activists dies in Paris hospital

Suspect in murders of Kurdish activists dies in Paris hospital

A 34-year-old Turkish man suspected of killing three Kurdish activists, including one of the cofounders of the banned PKK, in Paris in January 2013 died Saturday morning in a Parisian hospital days before the start of his trial. Omer Güney, the only suspect in the 2013 killings of three female Kurdish activists in Paris in […]

British photographer accused of child rape found dead in Paris

British photographer accused of child rape found dead in Paris

British photographer David Hamilton, accused of raping French TV-host Flavie Flament when she was 13 years old in 1987, was found dead in his Parisian home on Friday, police sources said. According to a source cited by Reuters, Hamilton died of asphyxiation. His body was found by a neighbor. In a book released last month, […]

US puts Paris, Brussels attack suspect on terror list

US puts Paris, Brussels attack suspect on terror list

The United States on Tuesday added three senior Islamic State (IS) group figures on its terror watch list, including a French national believed to have planned bloody attacks in Paris and Brussels. The US State Department named Abdelilah Himich, known under the nom de guerre Abu Suleiman Al-Faransi, as the founder of a 300-strong “European […]

Hundreds join anti-Trump rally in Paris

Hundreds join anti-Trump rally in Paris

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the French capital in a show of defiance on Saturday amid anxiety over what Donald Trump’s election to the White House will entail for immigrants, minority groups and women. Carrying pots and pans, banners and other anti-Trump gear, demonstrators chanted “No Trump, no hate, no KKK” and […]

Australia’s Wallabies beat France 25-23 in Paris thriller

Australia’s Wallabies beat France 25-23 in Paris thriller

Australia beat France 25-23 in a thrilling one-off rugby union test match at the Stade de France on Saturday, handing the hosts a reality check after their thrashing of Samoa last week. The Wallabies, who rallied from 8-0 down to lead 13-11 at half-time, held off a late French charge with Camille Lopez missing a […]

A year after Paris attacks, former neighbours of terrorists feel forgotten

A year after Paris attacks, former neighbours of terrorists feel forgotten

A year after the deadly November 13 Paris attacks, people who lived near the terrorists say they lost everything in the ensuing police operation and have been forgotten by the authorities. Five days after the coordinated attacks – which included a mass shooting at the Bataclan concert hall and left 130 people dead across the […]

‘Be patient with us’: the heartfelt cry of survivors of the November 13 Paris attacks

‘Be patient with us’: the heartfelt cry of survivors of the November 13 Paris attacks

The association Life for Paris, which is made up of 700 victims of the November 13 attacks, has organised a day of commemoration for the one-year anniversary this Sunday. France 24 met volunteers and survivors ahead of the big event. “I can’t wait for Monday,” sighs Serge, 41, who is a volunteer with Life for […]

Israel says ‘no’ to peace conference in Paris, favours ‘direct’ talks with Palestinians

Israel says ‘no’ to peace conference in Paris, favours ‘direct’ talks with Palestinians

Israel on Monday reiterated its strong opposition to a French plan to hold international peace talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before the end of the year, saying it preferred “direct negotiations” with the Palestinians. “It was made clear to the French envoy that Israel will not participate in any international conference convened contrary to its […]

Tennis world No. 1 Andy Murray wins Paris Masters

Tennis world No. 1 Andy Murray wins Paris Masters

Andy Murray celebrated his rise to No. 1 by beating American John Isner 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Sunday to win the Paris Masters for the first time. It was his career best eighth title this season, his 14th in Masters overall, and ended Isner’s bid for a first Masters title. Murray, who officially replaces […]

French police clear thousands of migrants living rough on streets of Paris

French police clear thousands of migrants living rough on streets of Paris

French police on Friday evacuated several thousand migrants from a makeshift camp in northeastern Paris, just over one week after thousands were moved from a larger camp in Calais. Officers backed by riot police converged early Friday on the streets around the Stalingrad subway station, where migrants and refugees had been living rough. A total […]

Police move in on bulging Paris migrant camp

Police move in on bulging Paris migrant camp

  French police have begun a vast operation to check the “administrative status” of hundreds of migrants amassed in a makeshift camp in northeastern Paris, days after thousands of people were moved from a larger camp in Calais. Officers backed by riot police converged Monday morning on the streets around Stalingrad subway station, where an […]

Protesting French police officers converge on National Assembly in Paris

Protesting French police officers converge on National Assembly in Paris

Hundreds of police officers converged on the National Assembly in central Paris on Wednesday to protest an ever-increasing workload, outdated equipment and rules restricting their ability to defend themselves. The protest follows almost 10 days of nightly demonstrations in cities across France, spontaneously organised on social media by officers who view both the government and […]

An evening with a great personality

An evening with a great personality

14 oct 2016 was a very special day for the members of Shahbano Mir Adab Academy. We all had a great honour to meet H.E Moin Ul Haq , the ambassador of Pakistan. A high profile personality so down to earth welcomed us warmly. Shahbano Mir introduced all the team members individually to the ambassador. […]

French police chief orders investigation after officers hold Paris protest

French police chief orders investigation after officers hold Paris protest

The head of France’s national police force on Tuesday ordered an internal investigation after hundreds of police officers held an unauthorized protest in central Paris overnight. Angry police officers marched on the iconic Champs Elysées boulevard in the French capital after dark on Monday, complaining that they are understaffed and ill-equipped. The rebel police officers, […]

Obama hails ‘historic day’ as Paris climate accord set to take affect

Obama hails ‘historic day’ as Paris climate accord set to take affect

A global agreement to combat climate change will take force after support from European nations sent the accord across an important threshold on Wednesday, prompting US President Barack Obama to hail it as a “historic day” for protecting the planet. European nations, Canada, Bolivia and Nepal raised backing for the 2015 Paris Agreement to countries […]

French tourism companies call for special police in Paris amid safety fears

French tourism companies call for special police in Paris amid safety fears

France’s tourism sector on Tuesday urged French authorities to set up a special police force in Paris to fight crime targeting tourists as safety fears curb the number of visitors to the French capital. Foreign tourist arrivals to France could fall 4-5 percent this year following Islamic militant attacks and repeated robberies against Asian tourists, […]

EU parliament gives green light to critical Paris climate deal

EU parliament gives green light to critical Paris climate deal

The European Parliament Tuesday overwhelmingly backed the ratification of the Paris climate deal, in a vote attended by UN chief Ban Ki-moon that paves the way for the landmark pact to come into force globally. The vote of 610 for, 38 against and 31 abstentions puts the European Union on track to hand over its […]

India ratifies Paris climate change agreement

India ratifies Paris climate change agreement

India, the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change on Sunday, the United Nations said, taking the global pact a step closer to its enactment. The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris last December, aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions by shifting away from […]

EU agrees fast-track ratification of Paris climate deal

EU agrees fast-track ratification of Paris climate deal

Environment ministers from all 28 European Union states agreed on Friday to a fast-track, collective ratification of last year’s UN Paris climate deal, the EU said. “All member states greenlight early EU ratification of Paris Agreement. What some believed impossible is now real,” tweeted European Council President Donald Tusk, whose home country Poland had been […]

Authorities take teen in for questioning over fake Paris terror alert

Authorities take teen in for questioning over fake Paris terror alert

French authorities took a teenager in for questioning on Monday over a false terror alert that mobilised dozens of police officers in Paris on Saturday. Two adolescents had been brazenly bragging about the hoax online. On Saturday, French police received a call from a certain “Father Mathis” claiming ten armed men had entered Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles church […]

Three women arrested over suspicious car in Paris, likely planning ‘imminent’ attack

Three women arrested over suspicious car in Paris, likely planning ‘imminent’ attack

French police arrested three women on Thursday in connection to a car containing suspicious gas cylinders that was abandoned in central Paris over the weekend. One of the women was wounded seriously during the operation. The arrests took place near a train station in the Parisian suburb of Boussy-Saint-Antoine, a day after two more suspects […]

Dozens of employees at prestigious Paris auction house jailed for theft

Dozens of employees at prestigious Paris auction house jailed for theft

A Paris court on Tuesday jailed 35 former porters from the prestigious Drouot auction house for stealing precious antiques, jewels and artworks in an insider racket thought to date back decades. The defendants, who transported and stored objects destined for sale by Drouot, were found guilty of helping themselves to treasures including diamonds and a […]

Paris to open first refugee camp by mid-October

Paris to open first refugee camp by mid-October

Paris will open its first refugee camp in mid-October, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Tuesday, announcing a centre solely for men with an initial capacity of 400. The camp, which will be housed at an old railway site in Paris’s northern 18th arrondissement (or district), aims to replace the makeshift camps that keep springing up […]

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