Outgoing French Ambassador to Bahrain Christian Testot has apologised to Bahraini tourists who have been frustrated in their efforts to get a visa to France.
The envoy said that the embassy was doing everything in its power to mak
France will supply arms "in the coming hours" in response to a request for Iraq's Kurdish leadership, President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday.
"To meet the urgent needs voiced by the Kurdish r
France kept its title as the world's top tourist destination in 2013, drawing nearly 85 million visitors despite a lacklustre economic situation as Chinese interest intensified and North Americans surged back to the country.
France will mobilise about 10 billion euros ($13.41 billion) for a package of tax breaks, low-cost loans and bonuses to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas bill, Energy Minister Segolene Royal said.
France has secured its first major military contract in Egypt in about 20 years with a 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion) deal to sell four naval frigates, a French diplomatic source said on Saturday.
Paris and Cairo have enjoyed clo
France's foreign minister said on Tuesday "differences in approach" between Russia and some of the other five world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme had appeared in the past few days.
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) recently received a visit of high-level delegation from Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French government space agency.
The visit followed up
French conglomerates Alstom and Vinci have signed a 2 billion euro ($2.72 billion) deal with Qatar to build a tram system in the future Lusail City, while the two countries also discussed a possible defence contract.
The deal, whi
France has chosen General Electric to form an alliance with Alstom - rejecting an offer from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - but said the deal still needed some work and added it would buy a 20 per cent stake in the hotly-contested com
France wants an alliance of mainly Western and Gulf countries who oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to boost support for groups fighting jihadists in light of events in Iraq and is ready to contribute, the French president's office sai