Macron Briefly Discusses Khashoggi Killing with Saudi Crown Prince
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman showed himself to be no pariah Friday at the G20 summit, with a beaming Vladimir Putin welcoming him but European leaders warning him over the killing of a dissident journalist.
France Imposes Sanctions on 18 Saudi Citizens over Khashoggi Killing
France said on Thursday it had imposed sanctions, including travel bans, on 18 Saudi citizens linked to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said more could follow depending on results of an investigation.
France Says to Decide Soon on Sanctions over Khashoggi Killing
France will decide very soon to impose sanctions on individuals linked to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday.
Turkey Gave Khashoggi Tapes to European Nations, Erdogan Says
Turkey has given recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi to Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, seeking to maintain international pressure on Riyadh over the Saudi journalist’s death.
Commenting on Sheikh Ali Salman’s Verdict: France Says Bahrain Needs Full Commitment to Respecting HR
France expressed its concern over the sentence issued against Sheikh Ali Salman, secretary-general of the Al-Wefaq Society, the main Bahraini opposition force.
EU, Germany, UK and France Say they Want to Protect European Firms Doing Legitimate Business with Iran
The European Union, France, Germany and Britain said in a joint statement on Friday that they regret Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran.
Germany Seeks Common European Response on Saudi Arms Sales over Khashoggi Killing
Germany, which has pledged to suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said it expects the European Union to adopt a common position on potential limits to weapons sales.
France's Macron Evades Questions on Halting Saudi Arms Sales
French President Emmanuel Macron refused to take questions about halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite Germany’s calls.
France Avoids Question on Saudi Arabia Weapons Sales
France declined to say on Monday if it might suspend weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, after Germany called on others to follow its example until the truth about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder is established.
UK, French, Dutch Ministers Shun Saudi Conference over Khashoggi
Senior ministers from Britain, France and the Netherlands on Thursday pulled out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia, expressing deep concern over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
France Says Planned EU Mechanism to Enable Iran Trade may have Wider Use
France's foreign ministry said on Thursday a so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that the European Union is considering creating to enable trade with Iran could be used more broadly to help the bloc avoid the extraterritorial reach of U.S. law.
Irish FM: Escalation in Bahrain Worrying, We Urged Authorities to Fulfill their Stated Commitments
Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that he is very concerned about reports concerning health deterioration of political prisoners in Bahrain, including Hasan Mushaima.
France Seeks to Calm Bahrain after Rights Criticism
Bahrain Mirror (Reuters): France sought to assuage Bahrain on Friday after rare criticism by its ambassador to the kingdom over human rights and an honorary citizenship by Paris of a rights campaigner sparked anger in Manama, three sources said.
Nabeel Rajab during Celebration Marking Granting Him Honorary Citizenship of Paris: I Will Continue to Struggle until my Last Breath
A celebration was held yesterday (June 18, 2018) in Paris on the occasion of granting the prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab honorary citizenship of the city.
French Special Forces on the Ground in Yemen: Le Figaro
French special forces are present on the ground in Yemen with forces from the United Arab Emirates, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing two military sources.
Macron Urges Iran to Ensure Commitment to Nuclear Deal is 'Without any Ambiguity'
French President Emmanuel Macron told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday that he remained committed to the nuclear deal with world powers, but that Tehran needed to fully comply with its commitments.
France Expresses Deep Concern over Treatment of Political Opponents and HR defenders in Bahrain, French Ambassador
France's ambassador to Bahrain said France is closely following the situation of Mr. Nabil Rajab.
Paris Makes Nabeel Rajab Honorary Citizen, Calls for his Release
The council of Paris voted on granting prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab honorary citizen title for Paris and called for his release.
Saudi Arabia Denies Macron's Charge it Held Lebanese PM Captive
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry denied French President Emmanuel Macron’s assertion that the kingdom held Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri captive last November.
Reuters: Macron Announces for 1st Time Saudi Arabia Held Lebanese PM Al-Hariri for Several Weeks
French President Emmanuel Macron has stated publicly that Saudi Arabia had held Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri for several weeks.