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France Covid-19 deaths surpass 5,000

France reported 588 more Covid-19 coronavirus deaths in hospital, its biggest toll over the last 24 hours since the epidemic began, New Straits Times Online reports. The new deaths brought to 5,091 the total number of people who have …

Turkey closes border for passengers from 14 countries

Ankara, as part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus, has introduced a ban on the entry of foreign citizens from 14 countries, the Turkish Interior Ministry informed. The Interior Ministry said that citizens of Iran, Iraq, …

 Is France starting to support Haftar?

Last Monday, the French government hosted Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on a brief, unannounced, visit to Paris. Accompanied by his top political advisor, my ex-academic colleague turned politician Fadel Ed-Deep, he met President …

France's culture minister has coronavirus

French Culture Minister Franck Riester has been infected by the coronavirus outbreak, a source close to the culture ministry said. "The minister tested positive today" after displaying symptoms, the …

73 people diagnosed with coronavirus in France

The French government banned public gatherings with more than 5,000 people on Saturday due to the coronavirus outbreak as France reported 16 new cases, CNBC reports with a reference to Reuters. “All public gatherings of more than …

Five people killed in building fire in Strasbourg

Five people died after a fire broke out in a building in Strasbourg in northeastern France, local firefighters said. Firefighters said in a statement that seven people have also been taken into emergency care. They added that …

Macron and Muslims

When dealing with disruptive, potentially dangerous individuals or groups within society, the dilemma lies in differentiating between the sheep and the wolves. As Asharq Al-Awsat …

France shuts down Fessenheim nuclear plant

EDF SA, a French energy company, said that it had completed the shut down of one reactor at its oldest nuclear power plant in Fessenheim near the border of Germany. The nuclear power plant's second and last reactor will be shut down on June …