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A demonstrator throws a rock at police at the Paris pro-Gaza rally on Saturday
20/07/2014 - France - Middle East

French PM Valls defends ban on Paris pro-Gaza protest

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday defended the ban on Saturday’s rally in solidarity with Gaza after it ended in a riot in the Barbès area of Paris.

Demonstrators confront CRS riot police on the banned Gaza protest in Paris Saturday
20/07/2014 - France - Middle East

44 arrests, 17 police injured as banned Paris pro-Gaza protest erupts in violence

More than 40 people were arrested and 17 police were injured on a banned Gaza solidarity demonstration in Paris on Saturday, French officials say.

An injured Palestinian is rushed to hospital in Khan Younis in the north of the Gaza Strip
19/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Pro-Gaza protesters defy Paris demonstration ban

Three Gaza solidarity demonstrations were banned in France on Saturday, with up to 3,000 defying the ruling in Paris and other authorised protests going ahead in about 15 other cities.

François Hollande meets Ivorians in Abidjan on Friday
19/07/2014 - France - Mali - Niger - Chad

Hollande in Chad ahead of Sahel anti-jihadi base launch

French President François Hollande was in Chad on Saturday in a visit to prepare the launching of a new headquarters for French forces in the Sahel region.

An Air France Airbus A 380
19/07/2014 - France

Air France airport staff to strike 2 August

Ground staff at working for Air France at French airports are due to strike on Saturday 2 August at the height of the holiday season.

French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius (L) with his Egyptian counterpart Samih Shukri (R) in Cairo
19/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Truce in Gaza urgent, French FM says during Egypt visit

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called for an “urgent” ceasefire in Gaza, backing the Egyptian plan rejected by Hamas this week.

French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal
19/07/2014 - Australia - France

Ecology Minister Royal opposes Australian toxic waste shipment to France

French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal is trying to stop Australian chemical giant Orica shipping highly toxic waste to France for incineration, claiming there is a danger of marine ...

The remains of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 near Grabovo in Donetsk
18/07/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

No French on crashed Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, Hollande

No French nationals died in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 airliner apparently shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, President François Hollande announced on Friday, citing ...

A demonstation against Israel's Gaza offensive in Lille, northern France, on Monday
18/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Paris police ban pro-Gaza demonstration

Paris police on Friday banned a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinians as Israel launched a ground offensive on the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian family mourns a four-year-old killed on Sunday
16/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Paris police to ban pro-Gaza demonstration

Paris police aim to ban a demonstration against Israel’s Gaza bombing campaign planned for Saturday after clashes outside two synagogues last weekend.