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Mohammed, David and Solomon depicted in the 1436 Book of the Ascension of the Prophet
20/01/2015 - Analysis: Middle East - France

Islam’s never-ending debate on depiction of the prophet

For several days the question of the depiction of the prophet Mohammed has been widely debated thanks to the front pages of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo.
French President Francois Hollande embraces U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry upon Kerry's arrival at Elysee Palace in Paris, 16 January 2015.
16/01/2015 - France - United States

Kerry in Paris apologises for absence from Charlie Hebdo march

On a visit to Paris on Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry hugged French President François Hollande in a gesture of apology for not sending US top-level representative to last Sunday's ...

African press review 13 January 2015

Kenya's government digs in its heels in the face of a teachers' strike. Egyptian students have to be careful what books they are seen to be reading.

French press review 13 January 2015

French papers look at Charlie Hebdo's next issue which appears tomorrow despite last week's massacre. There's debate on toughening up security and how Europe should respond.


African press review 12 January 2015

Most the reactions were unanimous in condemning the Charlie Hebdo attacks, but not everybody came out to condemn the events says the African press today.


French press review 12 January 2015

The French newspapers are all headlining on yesterday's unity march.

Millions march for Charlie Hebdo in biggest rally in French history
12/01/2015 - On-the-spot France

Millions march for Charlie Hebdo in biggest rally in French history

More than 3.5 million people marched throughout France on Sunday to mourn 17 people who died last week in a three-day killing spree, and to take a stance against terrorism.
11/01/2015 - France

Nostalgia and scepticism of calls for unity at Paris Charlie Hebdo march

An unprecedented number of people took to the streets of Paris Sunday afternoon, responding to a call for national unity to mourn the deaths of 17 people in terrorist attacks this week.
French police at Porte de Vincennes where a gunmam opened fire at a kosher grocery, 9 january 2015.
09/01/2015 - France

Hostage-taking at Paris kosher supermarket linked to Charlie Hebdo killers

A heavily armed man took at least five people in a kosher supermarket in Paris on Friday.
French President Francois Hollande sits facing French Prime Minister Manuel Valls as he presides over an emergency meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
09/01/2015 - France

France at war with terrorism not Islam, Valls

France is at war with terrorism but not with Islam following Wednesday's Charlie Hebdo massacre, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Friday.