Risk of terror attacks in France remains extremely high, says interior minister

Issued on: 31/08/2020 – 19:44Modified: 31/08/2020 – 19:46 The risk of terror attacks in France remains extremely high, the interior minister said on Monday, adding that over 8,000 people were on a national warning list of Islamist radicalisation. Advertising Read more The comments by Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin came two days before 14 people are …

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After the Beirut blast: The hopes and fears of Lebanon’s youth

Issued on: 31/08/2020 – 19:58 After the deadly explosion that hit the port of Beirut on August 4 and destroyed part of the city, amid a backdrop of government negligence, corruption and popular revolt, Lebanon is on its knees and seems trapped in a downward spiral. From the rubble of the central neighbourhoods of the Lebanese capital …

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A memorial for 122 murdered women: French anti-femicide poster campaign marks anniversary

Issued on: 31/08/2020 – 18:38 The names of 122 women murdered by men over the past year in France were plastered onto a Paris wall on Sunday night as part of a memorial to mark the first year of a poster campaign that has put the country’s femicide crisis in the spotlight. Advertising Read more …

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Heroic hotelier from ‘Hotel Rwanda’ arrested on terrorism charges

Issued on: 31/08/2020 – 16:20 Rwandan investigators announced Monday they had arrested Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroic actions during the 1994 genocide were depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie “Hotel Rwanda”, accusing the high-profile government critic of terrorism.  Advertising Read more The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said Rusesabagina, who lives in Belgium, had been detained “through international …

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French economist Piketty is refusing to let his latest book be censored for China

Issued on: 31/08/2020 – 16:04 French “rock star” economist Thomas Piketty said on Monday his latest book would probably not be released in China after the publisher demanded too many cuts. Advertising Read more Piketty’s “Capital and Ideology” surveys the rapid rise of inequality around the world and includes attacks on the “plutocracy” of the …

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US-Israeli flight with Kushner on board lands in UAE after normalisation deal

A Star of David-adorned El Al plane carrying a US-Israeli delegation led by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner arrived in Abu Dhabi Monday from Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport in the first-ever direct commercial passenger flight to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Advertising Read more The Israeli flag carrier’s flight marks the implementation of the historic …

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Sudan reaches historic peace deal with rebel groups

Issued on: 31/08/2020 – 14:25 Sudan’s power-sharing government and rebel commanders agreed Monday on a historic peace deal, a crucial step towards ending 17 years of conflict in which hundreds of thousands of people were killed.  Advertising Read more Leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), an umbrella organisation of rebel groups from the western region …

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Lebanon’s PM-designate vows reforms, new IMF talks

Issued on: 31/08/2020 – 09:38 Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib on Monday called for the formation of a new government in record time and the immediate implementation of reforms as an entry point for an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Advertising Read more Adib, a relatively unknown 48-year-old former ambassador to Germany and close aide to former prime …

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Picking up the pieces: The psychological aftermath of the Beirut blast

Issued on: 31/08/2020 – 11:55 FOCUS © FRANCE 24 By: Karim YAHIAOUI | Abdallah MALKAWI In the Karantina neighbourhood of Beirut, which was devastated by the deadly August 4 blast, psychologists are meeting residents who have lost everything in a bid to help them overcome their trauma. Historically, the Lebanese people were long praised for their resilience through …

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Paris looking into free Covid-19 testing amid resurgence of virus

Issued on: 31/08/2020 – 11:22 The Paris local municipality said on Monday that it would look to make free Covid-19 testing available in all of the capital’s 20 districts (arrondissements), as authorities battle against signs of a re-emergence of the virus in France. Advertising Read more The Paris mayor’s office added in a statement that …

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