Gulf Times - France
Qatar prepares for future by ensuring self-sufficiency: envoy

Qatar prepares for future by ensuring self-sufficiency: envoy

Qatar ambassador to France Sheikh Ali bin Jassim al-Thani has said that Qatar, based on the vision of the wise leadership, is preparing for the future by ensuring greater independence and self-sufficiency.

France's Sarkozy loses bid to avoid corruption trial

France's Sarkozy loses bid to avoid corruption trial

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday lost his final bid to avoid standing trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, his lawyer said.

Qatar-France bilateral ties discussed

Qatar-France bilateral ties discussed

Secretary General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maurice Gourdault-Montagne met Qatar's ambassador to France, Sheikh Ali bin Jassim al-Thani, in Paris Sunday.

Solo, yet tutti: App puts orchestra in your living room

Solo, yet tutti: App puts orchestra in your living room

It's a musician's dream -- rehearse alongside a full orchestra, but in your own living room.

14 French, Dutch orphans repatriated from Syria

14 French, Dutch orphans repatriated from Syria

Twelve orphaned children of French jihadists were flown home Monday from Syria, along with two Dutch orphans who will be handed over to the Netherlands, the French foreign ministry said.

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

A proposed merger between Renault and Fiat-Chrysler remains a ‘good opportunity,’ France's finance minister said Monday, after the Italian-American carmaker withdrew the offer over ‘unreasonable’ political resistance ...

Military ties with France reviewed

Military ties with France reviewed

Amiri Signal Corps and Information Technology Commander Major General Abdulaziz Falah al-Dosary met Lt General Thierry Carlier, director, International Development of General Directorate for Armament of France ...

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

A Iraqi court Monday sentenced to death two more French nationals for joining the Islamic State group, leaving all 11 Frenchmen transferred from Syria facing the gallows and potentially opening the door for other cases.

France pledges to fight for GE plant where 1,000 jobs at risk

France pledges to fight for GE plant where 1,000 jobs at risk

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday he would fight to save jobs at a General Electric (GE) plant in eastern France where more than 1,000 posts are threatened.

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced three French citizens to death for joining the Islamic State group, the first IS members from France to be handed capital punishment, a court official said.

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated on Monday afternoon after a man was spotted climbing up the Paris landmark, the company that operates the structure said.

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

Indonesia on Monday sentenced a French drug smuggler to death by firing squad, in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a long prison term.