• At least one killed in France hostage-taking by Daesh
    At least one person has been killed after a gunman claiming allegiance to Daesh terrorist group fired shots and took hostages at a supermarket in the southern French city of Trebes, La Depeche du Midi newspaper reports.
  • Turkey slams ‘unacceptable’ EU stance on Cyprus, Greece
    Turkey on Friday condemned as unacceptable statements by EU leaders bitterly critical of Ankara's policies towards bloc members Cyprus and Greece, raising tensions days ahead of a key summit.
  • France's president sees popularity hit record low: poll
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity has fallen to its lowest point so far in his presidency, a poll showed on Friday, a day after nationwide protests against his reform drive brought tens of thousands of public workers on the streets.
  • Rights groups threaten legal action against France over arms exports to Saudi, UAE
    Two human rights groups have given the government of French President Emmanuel Macron two months to end its arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which are involved in a devastating three-year-old conflict in Yemen, or face legal proceedings.
  • France reaffirms commitment to JCPOA
    The French Foreign Ministry spokesman in a statement on Friday underlined the need to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying France and its European partners are making efforts in this regard.
  • Study: Millions plan to leave Africa for US, Europe
    Nearly 1.5 million people have left sub-Saharan Africa for Europe and the United States since 2010, while millions more are making plans to follow in their footsteps, researchers said on Thursday.
  • Russia: Chemical warfare drill begins in Kursk
    Russian military personnel from the radiation, chemical and biological defense corps carried out successful clean-up drills at the Marshal Zhukov range in Kursk Region on Thursday.
  • Iran, Ireland discuss developing ties
    Iran's Ambassador to Ireland Javad Kachuian and Chairman of Ireland Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Brendan Smith reviewed ways to enhance relations and cooperation.
  • Tehran, Moscow come closer to each other
    The relationship between Tehran and Moscow has gained momentum under presidency of Hassan Rouhani to an extent that the presidents of both countries have met with each other 11 times over the past four years besides talking over phone on several occasions.
  • European official congratulates Iranian New Year
    Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid, in a Twitter message on Thursday, expressed congratulations on the advent of Norouz, the Iranian New Year.
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