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Another Saad Hariri tweet features Macron, Saudi Crown Prince

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Lebanese Prime minister Saad Hariri tweeted a picture of him joined by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Monday. Hariri captioned the picture ‘no comment’, which is having people on social media wondering if it is referring to an inside joke as he had tweeted a selfie of him with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Morocco’s King Mohammad VI with the same caption earlier on Monday. Hariri attended a gala send-off dinner ...

Macron invites Lebanon PM Hariri to meeting, dinner with Saudi Crown Prince

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron invited Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to join him for talks and dinner Tuesday at the Elysee Palace with visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Macron’s office said. “Before the official diner, the three leaders will briefly discuss subjects linked to stability in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism, and economic and cultural cooperation,” the French statement said.  

Reception for project on Saudi historic region held in the Louvre

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A reception for the Saudi royal commission for Al Ula was held in the grand hall in the Louvre in Paris on Monday. It was attended by a number of ministers including French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Cultural Minister Awwad Alawwad and political and cultural figures from both countries. France and Saudi Arabia are set to sign a cooperation to develop the Saudi city of Al Ula during Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s current visit to ...

Historic Saudi region to be developed with French partnership

Monday, 9 April 2018

A cooperation deal between France and Saudi Arabia to develop the Saudi city of Al Ula is expected to be a central highlight of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s current visit to Paris. Within the deserts of Saudi Arabia lies Al Ula, a 2,000-year-old city richly endowed with archeological remnants. It was founded in the 6th century BC in a location that was at the center of trade routes for silk and spices through India, Arabia and Egypt. The location is where the tribe of Thamud, the ...

Saudi Crown Prince meets French PM in Paris

Monday, 9 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in Paris on Monday.The crown prince is set to hold meetings with President Emmanuel Macron during his two-day official visit. The trip follows a coast-to-coast tour of the United States as well as visits to Britain and Egypt.Around 18 memorandums of understanding in energy, agriculture, tourism and culture are set to be signed at an official Saudi-France CEO Forum on Tuesday.A Franco-Saudi cooperation ...

Sharjah goes to Paris, strengthens UAE ties with France through culture

Friday, 23 March 2018

The distinction bestowed to the UAE by Paris is a matter of great pride for us. In the City of Light, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, led over 40 writers, intellectuals, poets and artists whom he invited to visit the Paris Book Fair to participate in the signing of their books which have been translated from Arabic to French by the Sharjah Book Authority, as per His Highness’ instructions.Sharjah is participating as ...

Mohammed Al-Hammadi

Cornered by activists in Paris, Qatari diplomat says he’s against Muslim Brotherhood

Friday, 16 March 2018

The second secretary of the Qatari embassy in France was cornered by a group of activists in Paris who were asking him about the Muslim Brotherhood’s relations with Qatar and his stance on political Islam.In the video, Khater al-Khater, seeming a bit anxious yet with a sarcastic tone in his voice, said that he is against the Muslim Brotherhood.“Me? Personally? I am against the Muslim Brotherhood for sure,” he replied to the activist.The activist then asked al-Khater if he is ...

Despite ‘blockade’, Tamim witnesses in Paris another failure of his PSG

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Neither the giant tifo displayed in the park nor the overoptimistic communication campaign have managed to turn the tide for the Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after the football club bowed out of the Champions League. Three weeks after its unfortunate 3-1 loss to Santiago at Bernabeu in the first leg, the Parisian club was once again tamed by Real Madrid’s Christiano Ronaldo, who scored three goals against them in two games. The match was played in the presence of Qatar’s ...

France says it foiled two terror attacks this year

Sunday, 25 February 2018

France has foiled two terror attacks this year targeting a leading sports team and the armed forces, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Sunday.Paris is still on its highest level of alert after a string of Islamist attacks over the last three years.“Since January 1, we have foiled two planned attacks which had not been totally finalized but a number of people were in the process of trying to execute them,” Collomb said on Europe 1 radio.One was “in the east” of the ...

Air France says strike disruptions to hit flights on February 22

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Air France on Wednesday said it would only carry out three in four planned flights on Thursday and warned of travel delays and disruptions after worker unions called a strike over pay.Only half of the long-haul flights leaving Paris on Thursday would be going ahead, according to the airline’s forecast, which said it would cover 75 percent of middle distance flights to and from the city’s Charles de Gaulle airport.Disruptions to short flights would be less onerous, though the airline ...

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