Le Figaro is a French daily founded in 1826 and published in Paris. The oldest national daily in France, Le Figaro is the second-largest national newspaper in the country after Le Parisien and before Le Monde, with an average circulation of about 331,000 copies Its editorial line is considered center-right. The newspaper is now owned by Dassault Media.


Santería And The Spiritual Soul Of Socialist Cuba

An Afro-Caribbean religion dating back to the days of slavery, Santería has adapted to bot...


Madagascar, Islamists Exploit Poverty To Gain Converts In Christian Land

Islamism is gaining ground on the island historically dominated by Christianity and traditional r...

Saudi Arabia

MBS And Millennials, Inside Saudi Prince's Youth Strategy

RIYADH — In the span of a few months, Hind al-Zahid’s life has changed for the better. "My dream turned into reality," the 38-year-old Saudi says. She’s become the first woman to enter the board ...


In Cashless Sweden, Even Panhandlers Accept Credit Cards

In Stockholm and around the country cash has disappeared from businesses and banks. Everyone, exc...


Post-ISIS, U.S. And Russia (And Oil) Are Key To Syria's Future

DAMASCUS — It is across an immense desert, between oil fields and Mesopotamian archeological sites overlooking the Euphrates, where Syria’s future may be decided. The question, as Damascus makes ...


Lebanon, Why The Crisis Is Only Just Beginning

-Analysis- BEIRUT — Since its independence in 1943, Lebanon has been exposed to the vicissitudes of the Middle East’s complicated geopolitics, from the creation of Israel, which led to a ...


How Globalization Fuels Separatist Movements

-Analysis- PARIS — The Catalan flag fluttered alongside the European flag and its 12 stars on Oct. 27, when Catalonia declared its independence from Spain. But Jean-Claude Juncker, the ...


Gérard Depardieu, The Impossible Interview

The legendary French actor just published a very personal book. So why is he so hard to talk to?