Jerusalem

Macron calls on Netanyahu to end settlement building

French President Emmanuel Macron says he disapproves of the decision by the US to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Arts & Culture

Macron leads tributes as crowds attend Johnny Hallyday funeral

More than a million lined the Champs Elysees on Saturday for the funeral procession of the man known as the 'French Elvis'. Johnny Hallyday died on Wednesday at the age of 74.

Lebanon

Macron: Lebanon must be a stabilising regional force

In joint news conference, French president hails Lebanese prime minister's decision to withdraw resignation.

Macron: Lebanon must be a stabilising regional force

Qatar

Macron backs Kuwaiti efforts to end blockade of Qatar

French president reiterates the need for reconciliation between Gulf countries as he meets Qatar's emir in Doha.

Macron backs Kuwaiti efforts to end blockade of Qatar

Europe

French Elvis: Rock icon Johnny Hallyday dies at 74

Rock ‘n' roll fans in France are mourning a national pop legend often compared to Elvis Presley. Johnny Hallyday died from lung cancer aged 74.

Nuclear weapons

France nuclear stockpile is world's third largest

Al Jazeera takes a look at the state of nuclear weapons in the world and the push for non-proliferation this month.

slavery

UN considers sanctions to fight Libya slave trade

French diplomat urges Security Council action to identify people and groups behind trafficking through Libyan territory.

Reporter's Notebook

Macron tours Africa to 'reset' Francafrique relationship

French president heads to Africa with the message that days of Paris' neocolonialist paternalistic approach are over.

France

France’s Macron seeks to mend ties with Africa

French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to transform his country's strained relationship with Africa. The comments come as he begins a four-day visit to the continent.

Europe

France: Macron vows to curb violence against women

Emmanuel Macron has promised a variety of measures to fight violence against women, ranging from spot fines for cat-calling to training to public sector professionals to recognize abuse, but many in France see these steps are just a beginning.

Opinion

Imagining a post-Merkel Europe

Fears about German instability are overblown. A transition to a post-Merkel Germany might not be bad news for Europe.

Thorsten Benner

by Thorsten Benner

Thorsten Benner

Lebanon

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in France to meet Macron

Lebanese leader in Paris with wife but without three children amid speculations he remains 'a Saudi political hostage'.

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in France to meet Macron

Lebanon

Macron to receive Lebanon's Hariri 'with PM honours'

French president expected to welcome Lebanese leader and his family in Paris on Saturday.

Macron to receive Hariri 'with prime minister honours'

Politics

France makes diplomatic push to solve Lebanon crisis

France is getting more involved in the political crisis in Lebanon, but experts say its diplomacy has limited influence.

France makes diplomatic push to solve Lebanon crisis

Sport

France unexpectedly named 2023 Rugby World Cup host

The decision to have France host the 2023 Rugby World Cup comes as a bitter disappointment for South Africa, which, along with Ireland, was considered the front-runner.