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French President Emmanuel Macron and Lebanon's President Michel Aoun wear face masks as they arrives
Has Hezbollah defeated France in Lebanon?

France had wanted to reduce the sectarian nature of the government, but Hezbollah has increased its clout in recent years.

Charlie Hebdo
Paris knife attacker suspect says wanted to go after Charlie Hebdo

The attack took place in front of a building where Islamist militants gunned down employees of Charlie Hebdo in 2015 because of the republication of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad.

By REUTERS
26/09/2020
Lebanon's prime minister-designate quits in blow to French initiative

A source close to Macron said the situation that led to Adib's resignation amounted to "collective betrayal" by political parties.

By REUTERS
26/09/2020
A woman displays a "Free Iran" sticker as thousands of Iranian opponents in exile stage a protest ag
France summoned Iranian envoy over human rights - sources

One source said the three European powers had acted jointly and warned Iran that its actions were harming relations.

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
Google, Apple, Spotify called to remove French rapper’s antisemitic songs

Corleone sings in his 10th album, The Phantom Threat, about wanting his children to “live like Jewish investors” and of being “determined like Adolf.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
23/09/2020
EU-Israel Association Council back on agenda after annexation scrapped

EU Commission Josep Borrell is strongly in favor of restarting the Association Council with Israel.

Nathan A. Sales, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism
After US claims, France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

"To our knowledge, there is nothing tangible to confirm such an allegation in France today," foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll told reporters in response to Sales' allegations.

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
France's Macron calls Lebanese leaders over cabinet plans

France has been leaning on Lebanon's sectarian politicians to name a cabinet swiftly and embark on reforms to get the country out of the worst crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

By REUTERS
18/09/2020
Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses US of obstructing government formation

Hezbollah, a Shi'ite Muslim movement backed by Iran that Washington deems a terrorist group, is one of the parties at the heart of a dispute that has complicated the process.

By REUTERS
17/09/2020
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