By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 4, 2021 French President Emmanuel Macron has said several European countries are working on opening up a common site for diplomatic representation in Kabul that would enable their ambassadors to return to Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover in August. Speaking during a visit to Qatar on December 4, Macron told reporters
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 27, 2021 The city of Paris has inaugurated a pathway in the Champs-Elysees gardens named after the late Afghan resistance fighter and anti-Taliban leader Ahmad Shah Masud. The inauguration ceremony on March 27 was attended by his son, Ahmad Masud, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and Abdullah Abdullah, the head
1TV: French authorities have decided to plaque in Paris in honour of Afghanistan’s national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud. The Paris Council voted unanimously to place a plaque in Paris 8 in tribute to Commander Massoud, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Arnaud Ngatcha, said on Twitter. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 1, 2019 Police in France detained an Afghan asylum-seeker after one person was killed and nine others injured in a knife attack near a commuter train station outside Lyon. Authorities on August 31 described the attacker as a 33-year-old Afghan citizen who had applied for asylum in France and was
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 9, 2018 Police in Germany have detained two Afghan suspects in the death of a German man in the eastern city of Kothen. The 22-year-old victim in Kothen died of heart failure overnight on September 9 following an alleged fight with Afghan men. However, police and prosecutors said that “the
AP: Official figures show that 100,412 persons applied for asylum in France in 2017, up 17 percent on the year before. The highest asylum requests came from Albania, Afghanistan and Haiti. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News April 11, 2017 A refugee camp in northern France burned down Monday night after a massive brawl involving more than 150 migrants broke out between rival groups of Kurds and Afghans, French authorities said. The fire destroyed most of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk and the fighting left several people injured, according
Tolo News: A credible source told TOLOnews that the reason for France objecting to the removal of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s name from the UN’s blacklist has not been clarified, but some political commentators have linked their reluctance to the killing of ten French soldiers in 2013 by the Hizb-e-Islami group. Three years ago, militants reportedly associated with
VOA News October 24, 2016 Men and women carrying suitcases and personal possessions have begun leaving the soon-to-be-demolished refugee camp known as “The Jungle” in the northern French port city of Calais. France’s government said the relocation operation is “humanitarian” and will allow the closing of the country’s largest shanty town. The evacuation of possibly
VOA News September 26, 2016 French President Francois Hollande has vowed to shut down a migrant camp in Calais by the end of the year. During a visit to the port of Calais Monday, Hollande said the migrant camp must be “definitely dismantled.” He shared plans to relocate the residents to other centers around the