The name of the attacker who killed three people in Notre Dame Church in Nice, beheading one, was not on the list of people suspected of terrorist activity. The identity of this person has been revealed, and the police officers are looking for his possible instigators and accomplices.
A protest by Indian Muslims at Bhopal’s Iqbal Maidan against French President Emmanuel Macron has caused a stir in Madhya Pradesh politics. Thousands of Muslims not only protested against France but also set fire to the flag of France during the protest on Thursday.
French authorities have detained a man suspected of having contacted the perpetrator of Thursday’s attack in Nice, France, which killed three people at a local Catholic church. As per preliminary investigations, the 47-year-old man is suspected of having kept in touch with the attacker, and was taken into police custody on Thursday night.
Quite a number of Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have strongly condemned Thursday’s terror attack in a church in Nice, southern France, and disassociated it from the values of Islam. Each country put out a statement through their Ministries of Foreign Affairs.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed his support for his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron’s tough stance against radical Islam and his crackdown on Islamist terrorists. Through his social networks, President Trump expressed his support for France and stressed that such attacks should be halted “immediately.”
France suffered yet another terror attack on Thursday in the southern city of Nice. An alleged Islamist terrorist killed three with a knife in the Notre-Dame Basilica. In addition, in what has left many utterly terrified, one of the victims, a 70-year old woman, was beheaded inside the church.
France “will never renounce its principles and values,” in regard to its recent tough stance on Muslims, despite what it terms as “attempts at destabilization and intimidation” by Turkey. This has been said Wednesday by the spokesman for the Franch president, Gabriel Attal, who also underscored “a strong European unity.”
Mali has begun trial for suspects accused of an attack on a luxury nightclub in Bamako. The two are said to be members of the Islamic State, an active militant group in the country. In March, a French citizen, a Belgian, and three Malians were killed in an attack at La Terrasse, a restaurant and a night club.
Following the Coronavirus epidemic, Turkey’s currency has depreciated by a record amount against the dollar due to Turkey’s dispute with its NATO allies. In a recent speech, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan forged bitter relations with several other countries, including France and the United States.
Dissatisfied with French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement on Muslims and Islam, some Arab countries have begun to boycott French goods. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an appeal to stop the boycott, and President Macron has also responded.
The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, implored the citizens of his country Monday not to buy products from France. His remarks came in retaliation for the strong position taken by France against Islamic groups, following the beheading of one of its teachers by a radical Muslim young man.
The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, and the European Union’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, have strongly condemned the insults of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, aimed his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron. On his part, the Chancellor made his thoughts known on Twitter.
Turkey made an official statement pertaining the refusal of the contract termination with Russia. The S-400 anti aircraft systems will be supplied to Turkey. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007. The announcement came directly from the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
After the poison attack on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the European Union is launching new sanctions on Russia. The foreign ministers of the EU countries agreed on Monday at a meeting in Luxembourg to begin the necessary preparations. In addition to travel restrictions for certain people, these could also include economic sanctions, for example.
France is concerned about the verdict of the historian and head of the Karelian Memorial, Yuri Dmitriev. They are especially concerned since his health has deteriorated sharply since the beginning of his detention, the French Embassy in Moscow reported. Furthermore, last Sunday, an open letter was penned in support of Dmitriev.
The Chairman of the French Senate Commission on International Affairs and Defense, Christian Cambon, believes that Russia and France could establish a new European security structure that would differ from NATO. He said this in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper, published on Tuesday.
The trial of the accused in the case of the bloody attack on the office of the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” began on Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central European Time. The charges related to this bloody attack are against fourteen people, who killed twelve on January 7, 2015.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Beirut on his second visit since the horrific port explosion, hours after Prime Minister-Designate Mustafa Adib was assigned to form a new government and on the eve of Lebanon’s revival of its first centenary. President Emmanuel Macron landed Monday at Beirut airport.
Rwanda has issued an arrest warrant for Aloys Ntiwiragabo for his supposed role for the 1994 genocide. Speaking to the media, the country’s prosecutor-general said that he had reached the decision after conducting an investigation. He revealed that they had been working with the French department.
German doctors treating the firebrand Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, made an announcement on Monday. Owing to the medical tests that the German doctors conducted, they are convinced that the politician was poisoned. They did not however, give a detailed account of their findings.
Tensions between Turkey and Greece in the eastern Mediterranean over oil and gas resources are rising. Meanwhile, the announcement of French military reinforcements sent to the eastern Mediterranean, and France’s support for Greece, has exacerbated these tensions.
Amidst continuing tension between Turkey and Greece over gas exploration, France announced it was sending two fighters and two warships to the Eastern Mediterranean, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stressed that the “only solution” to resolving the conflict with Greece is dialogue.
Beirut is reeling from the horrendous, tragic explosion that occurred on August 4th. Thereafter, the Prime Minister resigned amid an investigation of the blast and failure to act previously. Furthermore, civil unrest and anger followed the explosion. There are over 1,000 injured in clashes with the police and the army.
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced that he, as well as the entire government, has resigned. The Prime Minister made the announcement in a speech in a brief, televised speech broadcast live to the nation. Diab said in the speech that they, like the people, want to find those responsible for the Beirut Blast.
Germany, France, and Italy have stepped up pressure on violators of the Libyan arms embargo. The three had previously threatened to punish violators of the embargo in mid-July, on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels. A list of Turkish, UAE, and Jordanian companies has been compiled.
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, wants an independent investigation to establish the root cause of last Tuesday’s “Beirut Blast.” However, the Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, and the head of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, are opposed to it. Instead, they argue that it is an internal affair, and foreign powers should keep off.
Tuesday’s Beirut blast has so far claimed at least 154 lives. The information was relayed on Friday by the Lebanese Health Minister, Hamad Hassan. The minister added that 120 of the wounded are in a critical condition. The previous last balance sheet by the Ministry of Health had reported 149 deaths.
France announced that 1,695 new cases of new coronavirus have been confirmed in the last 24 hours. It became the highest daily total of infections in two months. In all, COVID-19 has killed more than 30,000 people in France, making it the third-largest in Europe, after Britain and Italy.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Beirut today and announced his intention to “organize international aid” to Lebanon following the devastating explosions in the port of the Lebanese capital. He also called upon the country’s leaders to implement reforms without delay.
Five Rafale fighter jets purchased by India have arrived from France and landed in the country today. The government of India entered into an agreement in 2016 to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. In the first phase, the five jets took off from France’s Dassault Air Force Base to India on July 27.
The leaders of three European countries threatened to impose sanctions on foreign powers that violate the arms embargo on the Libyan war parties. Although they have not named any country, their threat appears aimed at Turkey, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.
Mohsen Baharvand, Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran for International and Legal Affairs, announced that the black box of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, which was shot down over the skies of Tehran by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on January 8, has been sent to France.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The statement added that the JCPOA was “currently in serious danger,” and stressed that the international agreement would be scrapped if the international community did not act to protect it.
France will make it mandatory to wear a protective face mask in all closed public places to contain the spread of the coronavirus, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. COVID-19 is showing signs of a restart in the country. “I would like to make masks mandatory in all enclosed public spaces,” Macron said.
The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Egypt, and Jordan issued a joint statement today saying that they will not recognize the annexation of the West Bank to Israel. The four countries also warned that a possible Israeli move to annex the West Bank could affect relations with Israel.
Russia participated in the “Normandy format” talks that were hosted by Germany on Friday. The negotiations lasted the whole day. Representatives from France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine participated at the summit, which was held in Berlin. The Normandy Format Talks were created in 2014, after Crimea’s annexation by Russia.
According to Russian news outlet avia.pro, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that it is time for Turkey to actively continue its military operations in Syria’s Idlib province. The publication quoted him as saying that the Turkish military will continue to fight all “terrorist organizations” that pose a threat to Turkey’s security, whether inside its borders or outside them.
The issue of reading the black box of a Ukrainian passenger plane seems to be coming to an end. French officials have announced that they will begin reading the black box on July 20. The passenger plane was shot down by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on January 8.
France has been shaken by violent clashes in Dijon between Chechens and Arabs. The Chechens who came to France and were involved in protests are mostly former soldiers, who lost the war in Chechnya. They also brought their families to France. In fact, many were and still are supporters of terrorists.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Turkey’s actions in Libya by the hands of militants transferred to the region threaten the European Union. Furthermore, France will not allow anyone to annex the Mediterranean Sea. The Head of the French Foreign Ministry said this in an interview with the French newspaper, La Croix.
Venezuela’s foreign minister is accusing France of having given refuge to opposition leader Juan Guaidó at its embassy in Caracas, a charge that Paris denies. “Mr Juan Guaido is not at the French residency in Caracas. We have confirmed this to the Venezuelan authorities several times,” French foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said.
French automaker Renault has announced that it will lay off 15,000 employees worldwide for an estimated €2 billion in savings, and 4,600 of the employees to be laid off are from France. It is stated that the rest will be from those working in the production centers of the company in other countries. Renault has nearly 180,000 employees in 39 countries.
France took new steps towards the return to normalcy on Thursday by announcing the reopening of restaurants, cafes, museums, and beaches as from next Tuesday, June 2. The resumption, however, will take place under restrictions and precautionary measures to prevent a new outbreak.