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Iran Releases Long Term Prisoners To Save Face

Ali Khamenei

In a surprising move, the supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has granted pardon to almost 3500 prisoners on which 32 were being held on “security” charges. These were essentially university students and journalists. Those convicted of armed opposition against Iran were not granted a pardon.  The announcement came following the Islamic holiday …

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French Anti Terror Magistrate Pushes For Fair Trial At Home For French Origin Syrian Militants

David De Pas

The French anti-terror magistrate is keen that militants be sent back to their countries of origin and be given a fair trial, instead of being refused entry. A similar thought has been doing rounds in Malaysia when militants of Malaysian origins had expressed a desire to return back home, after …

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Macron Trying to Play Peacemaker Between US and Iran, But so Far Both Nations are Adamant on Their Stance

Emmanuel Macron

The French President Emmanuel Macron mounted a strong attempt on Tuesday to mediate a meeting between President Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Since more than a month, Macron has been trying to persuade both the nations into negotiations, but both seem to be adamant on their stance. However, once …

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France to pressurize that Sudan be left out from US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism

Jean-Yves Le Drian

Foreign Affairs Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drain on Monday mentioned that France will put pressure to eliminate Sudan from the US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism and support initiatives to reestablish the nation among the international community. Le Drianvisited Khartoum for a day which marked the first such …

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France- A ‘Two Timer’ in Libya

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Just like the police captain in “Casablanca” feigning outrage at gambling in Rick’s Café before being handed his winnings, France was “shocked, shocked” to discover that the Libyan generalissimo whose forces it has covertly helped arm and then the train was marching on Tripoli. The timing of Field Marshal Khalifa …

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