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Why France and the Middle East have such a deep and lingering past

France, Dec. 3 -- France's special interest in the Middle East is defined by crucial security interests, trade and cultural and social exchanges. Over the last decade, Paris has become increasingly ac... Read More


WK: Sword carried by Napoleon in 1799 coup goes up for auction in US

France, Dec. 3 -- The dress sword carried by Napoleon Bonaparte when he staged a coup in 1799 goesunder the hammer this weekend along with five other weapons that belonged to the French emperor. The ... Read More


Down to the wire: Who will be Gambia's future president?

France, Dec. 3 -- RFI takes a look at each candidate in The Gambia'spresidential election on Saturday, in their own words and those of their supporters. Adama Barrow Incumbent president Adama Barrow,... Read More


Dozens of rights groups demand EU blacklist on Pegasus spyware

France, Dec. 3 -- Eighty-six NGOs and experts have called on European Union foreign ministersto sanction the Israeli technology firm theNSO Group and ban the sale and use of its spyware Pegasus. In a... Read More


France clinches historic €17bn deal with UAE for warplanes, helicopters

France, Dec. 3 -- The United Arab Emirates has signed a contractto purchase80 French-made Rafale fighter jets and 12 military helicopters -the largest overseas sale of the warplane since it entered in... Read More


France rejects British joint border patrols to fight Channel migrant crisis

France, Dec. 3 -- France has turned down a British proposal to mount a joint British-French patrol in the English Channel to fight clandestine migration,calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prov... Read More


Anger and doubt over Belgian handling of Paris terrorist mastermind

France, Dec. 3 -- The Paris attacks trial continued on Thursday with Belgian police giving evidence on the terrorist career of Oussama Atar, mastermind of the November 2015 murders thatcost 131 people... Read More


India tightens rules for international arrivals as Omicron cases detected

France, Dec. 2 -- Two cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant have been detected in India, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. The news makes India the world's 30th country toconfirmed infections of t... Read More


High stakes in Gambia's polls as six candidates vie for presidency

France, Dec. 2 -- The Gambia's presidency is up for grabs, with the youth vote playing a pivotal role in the 4 December vote -whereformer dictator Yahya Jammeh still has support, despite living in exi... Read More


Paris attacks accused suspends boycott to hear about himself

France, Dec. 2 -- Wednesday, the 52nd day of the trial of 20 men suspected of involvement in the November 2015 Paris massacres, was devoted to Belgian police evidence, relaid by videolink from the off... Read More