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Alleged Brussels Museum killer Mehdi Nemmouche
30/07/2014 - France - Belgium

France hands alleged Brussels Jewish Museum gunman to Belgium

France has handed over to Belgium the man accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May.

A building after clashes between rival militias in an area at Alswani road in Tripoli
29/07/2014 - France - Libya

France to evacuate nationals from Libya

France is to evacuate its nationals from Libya as fighting between rival militias plunges the country into chaos, a government source said Tuesday. The evacuation will take place by sea.

The banned Gaza solidarity rally at Paris's Place de la République
29/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Three jailed for violence after banned pro-Gaza protest

A French court jailed three men for two months each on Monday evening for violent behaviour during Saturday’s banned Gaza solidarity demonstration.

28/07/2014 - France - Middle East

French Catholic priests travel to Iraq to support persecuted Christians

Two French Catholic leaders are headed to Iraq on Monday for a three day visit to support Christians of Mosul, who were evicted from their homes by jihadists who took over the city in June.

French President François Hollande at a commemoration of Mohammed Merah's killing spree last year
27/07/2014 - France

Man arrested after failed firebomb attack on Toulouse Jewish centre

A man has been arrested after an unsuccessful Molotov cocktail attack on a Jewish centre in the southern French city of Toulouse on Saturday.

Smoke from what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Sunday
27/07/2014 - France - Middle East

France condemns ‘vicious cycle’ of Israel-Gaza violence

France on Sunday condemned the “vicious cycle” of attacks on Gaza and on Israel and called for a “real ceasefire” and negotiations, in a statement issued by Foreign Affairs ...

Youths throw stones at riot police in Paris's Place de la République on Saturday
27/07/2014 - France

Banned Paris pro-Gaza protest ends in clashes

French police arrested about 70 people at the end of a banned Gaza solidarity demonstration in Paris on Saturday.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius appeals for a truce in Gaza at a summit in Paris on Saturday morning
26/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Gaza solidarity demonstrators defy second ban on Paris demonstration

Gaza solidarity demonstrators gathered at Paris’s Place de la République as a court confirmed a ban on their rally against Israel’s offensive on the Palestinian territory.

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Paris
26/07/2014 - France - Middle East

France hosts Gaza truce summit

US, European and Arab diplomats were to meet in Paris on Saturday to press for a truce in Gaza. A 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the conflict started earlier Saturday morning.

Protesters mock French President François Hollande's stance on the Gaza conflict this week
25/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Paris police ban another pro-Gaza demo

Paris police have banned a Paris Gaza solidarity demonstration for the second time. Organisers claim the decision to stop Saturday’s march is political.

The clashes near the synagogue on Paris's rue de la Roquette on 13 July
25/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Jewish Defence League ‘member’ assaulted near Paris

A young Jewish man has called in French police after being attacked by about a dozen people outside his home in Bobigny, near Paris.

Palestinian children in Gaza's Beit Hanoun hospital
25/07/2014 - France - Middle East

France to give 11 million euros to Gaza, Palestinian mission receives death threat

France has pledged 11 million euros in humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, where an Israeli army offensive has left more than 800 people dead.

Wednesday's Gaza solidarity demonstration in Paris
24/07/2014 - France - Middle East

French government may ban Saturday Gaza protest after peaceful demos Wednesday

The French government may ban Saturday’s Gaza solidarity march in Paris, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday, after pro-Palestinian demonstrations went off peacefully on Wednesday ...

Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of the shooting attack on the Brussels Jewish Museum, arrives for an extradition hearing in Versailles in June
23/07/2014 - France - Belgium - Israel

France authorises Brussels anti-Semitic gunman’s extradition to Belgium

France’s top appeal court has cleared the extradition of the French-Algerian man suspected of shooting dead four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May.

A demonstator throws a stone at police in Sarcelles on Sunday
23/07/2014 - France

Hollande pledges tough action against anti-Semitic slogans during Gaza protests

President François Hollande has threatened to crack down on anti-Semitic slogans during Wednesday’s pro-Palestinian demonstrations in France.

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