Virgile Dall’Armellina

FRANCE

French Universities to School Algerian Imams in Secular Traditions

France wants visiting imams to be trained in the ways of French secular society to tackle the country's growing issue of Islamic fundamentalism.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.20.14
war and conflict

Why Saudi Arabia is Picking Up Lebanon’s $3 Billion Weapons Tab

France and Saudi Arabia have signed a $3 billion contract to arm the Lebanese military in its battle against Islamist militants near the Syrian border.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.18.14
Europe

A US Army Deserter Is Getting Four Years In Jail After Joining the French Foreign Legion

Former US lieutenant joined the fabled unit to experience “grueling” Legion life and keep suicide at bay.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.17.14
Europe

A Controversial Proposal Could Legalize Assisted Suicide in France in 2015

French legislators have submitted a proposal endorsing the right to “deep and continuous sedation” until death for terminally patients.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.16.14
Islamic State

Swiss Jihadist Spared From Prison, Must Perform Community Service, Work on Art Project Instead

A Swiss Court has ordered a reformed radical who spent three months in a Syrian militant training camp to work on a photo essay based on the theme of peace.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.11.14
africa

ICC Refers Libya to the UN For Not Handing Over Qaddafi’s Son

The ICC and Libya have been fighting for three years over who gets to try Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, who is being held by a militia outside of Tripoli.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.11.14
Europe

France Celebrated 'National Secularity Day' By Banning Baby Jesus From Public Buildings

A court-ordered ban on the display of traditional French nativity scenes has reignited debate over the separation of church and state in the country.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.10.14
Europe

France to Pay $60 Million for Role in Transporting Jews to Nazi Death Camps

Thousands of Holocaust victims who were carried to concentration camps by French railway during WWII are set to receive reparations.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.9.14
africa

Nigeria Releases Suspected Russian Cargo Plane Carrying French Helicopters

On Sunday, France's ambassador to Nigeria said that the plane had been transporting French equipment to Chad to be used in its counterterrorism operation in the region.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.8.14
Europe

How a French Robber Almost Got Away With the Perfect Heist

A burglar wanted in million-dollar holdup was finally nabbed by authorities after he failed to brush up on the French penal code before he came out of hiding.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.5.14
Europe

Young Separatists and Police Officers Clash on the French Island of Corsica

Confrontations broke out in the central town of Corte during a separatist demonstration protesting "anti-Corsican racism" and "the denial of democracy by the French State."
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.5.14
Europe

France Polarized by Parliament's Vote to Recognize Palestinian Statehood

France has a sizable Muslim community and the largest Jewish population in Europe, making Tuesday's symbolic vote a source of controversy.
Virgile Dall’Armellina
12.3.14
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