Michel Abou Najm
Arab World British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Jordan’s King Abdullah II pose for the media, at the start of their meeting inside 10 Downing Street, in London. (Reuters)

Jordanian King Warns of Dangers Posed by Israeli Offensive on Rafah

Jordanian King Abdullah II warned on Thursday of the dangerous consequences of an Israeli offensive on Rafah, where so many displaced Palestinians have taken…

Michel Abou Najm (Paris) Asharq Al Awsat (London)
World A picture of the inner courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris on Wednesday, where the French Jewish victims of the October 7 attack were honored. (EPA)

Paris Honors French Jewish Victims of October 7 Attack

French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute Wednesday to the 42 French Jewish citizens of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack in Israel in a national ceremony held in the…

Michel Abou Najm (Paris)
Arab World French President Emmanuel Macron

Macron: Fighting Terrorism Does Not Mean to Flatten Gaza

Two months after his last visit to the region, which took him to Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Egypt, French President Emmanuel Macron returned on Thursday…

Michel Abou Najm (Paris)
Arab World Mikati and Foreign Minister Abdallah Bouhabib during their participation in the Global Refugee Forum in Switzerland (NNA)

Mikati Warns of Lebanon Collapse due to 'Syrian Displacement'

Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati called on the international community to help Lebanon confront the Syrian displacement crisis, warning that the…

Michel Abou Najm (Paris, Beirut)
Business Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, accompanied by the Secretary-General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) following Riyadh’s victory in securing hosting rights to Expo 2030 (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia to Host World Expo in 2030, Crown Prince Hails Win as Culmination of Saudi Vision Goals

Saudi Arabia secured a decisive victory in the bid to host the Expo 2030 World Fair, as announced by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris on…

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Arab World International Humanitarian Conference for the Civilian Population in Gaza at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Thursday (AP)

Paris Int’l Conference Focuses on Humanitarian Aid for Gaza, Discusses War's Political Aspects

France hosted a conference Thursday on humanitarian aid for Gaza, calling for a "humanitarian pause" in the Israel-Hamas war so countries can "work towards a…

Michel Abou Najm (Paris)
World French President Emmanuel Macron gives a speech in front of French ambassadors during the conference of ambassadors at the Elysee Palace, Paris, France, August 28, 2023. (Reuters)

Macron Urges Iran to Cease ‘Destabilizing Regional Activities’

President Emmanuel Macron covered a wide array of topics and challenges facing France in the coming years as he addressed the French diplomatic corps on the…

Michel Abou Najm (Paris)
Business Paris, the capital of France, is hosting a global summit on Thursday and Friday under the theme “New Global Financing Pact” (Reuters)

Paris Hosts Summit for a New Global Financing Pact

The summit for a New Global Financing Pact, held in Paris for two days starting on June 22, gathers 50 heads of state and government, along with numerous…

Michel Abou Najm (Paris)