Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Saturday he would return to Beirut in the coming days and indicate his position on the current crisis after meeting President Michel Aoun. Hariri made his announcement during a visit to Paris.
A Paris court on Thursday rejected a bid to return Christmas market stalls to the famed avenue for a 10th year running, upholding a decision from the Paris mayor’s office to discontinue the market on the grounds that it is tacky and overpriced.
French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Lebanon’s former prime minister Saad Hariri and his family to France, the Élysée Palace said in a statement on Wednesday. Hariri has been in Saudi Arabia since he resigned unexpectedly on November 4.
Two years ago, dozens of people were killed at the Bataclan concert hall, in the deadliest terrorist attack on French soil. For some of the survivors, returning to the Paris landmark is a necessary step on the path to recovery.
Eighty-nine-year-old Belgian-born cinema great Agnès Varda on Saturday received one of Hollywood’s highest awards, an honorary Oscar, for her role as the sole female filmmaker who was part of the historic New Wave in France.
UNESCO’s new leader, France’s former culture minister Audrey Azoulay, says her top priority will be to “rebuild unity” at the UN cultural agency, which has been riven by dissension and under fire for dragging its feet on much-needed reforms.
France’s top anti-terrorism prosecutor on Friday released figures relating to French jihadists and their families in Iraq and Syria. FRANCE 24 takes a look at the numbers of French nationals fighting or returning from abroad.
France’s Court of Appeal ordered the expulsion of the controversial comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala from Paris’ Main d’Or theatre on Wednesday, as requested by its owners in a long-running judicial struggle.
Paris prosecutors will appeal a Thursday court decision that convicted a French-Algerian man of having ties to terrorism but found him not guilty of complicity in a series of deadly attacks perpetrated by his brother in Toulouse in 2012.
A French court will rule on Thursday whether Abdelkader Merah, the older brother of a jihadist who shot dead seven people, including three French soldiers and three Jewish children, in 2012 was complicit in the killings. Merah denies the charges.