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A demonstation against Israel's Gaza offensive in Lille, northern France, on Monday
18/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Paris police ban pro-Gaza demonstration

Paris police on Friday banned a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinians as Israel launched a ground offensive on the Gaza Strip.

09/07/2014 - France - Morocco

France ordered to allow illegal immigrant back in for gay wedding

France’s top administrative court has demanded the government to allow a former illegal immigrant back into the country so he can marry his French gay partner on Saturday.

Andargachew Tsige appears in prison on Ethiopian television
09/07/2014 - Interview - Ethiopia

Opposition leader to face the "consequences" despite British nationality, says Ethiopian government

Ginbot 7 opposition leader Andargachew Tsige has appeared on Ethiopian state television in prison following his extradition from Yemen.

Andargachew Tsige, Secretary General, Ginbot 7
08/07/2014 - Ethiopia - Yemen - UK

UK must ‘stand up’ for Ethiopia opposition leader extradited from Yemen, says Ginbot 7 group

Ethiopian opposition group Ginbot 7 have urged the UK government to do more to ensure the safety of an exiled Ethiopian opposition leader who was recently deported from Yemen to Ethiopia.

A niqab (L), some burqas (C and R).
01/07/2014 - France - Europe

European Court of Human Rights upholds French burqa ban

The European rights court on Tuesday rejected arguments that French outlawing full-face veils breaches religion freedom.

Pinar Selek in Strasbourg earlier this year
11/06/2014 - France - Turkey

Turkish court scraps life sentence on academic who has fled to France

Turkey’s appeals court has scrapped a life sentence handed down to an academic who has fled to France.

Algerian police in Guerrara
04/06/2014 - Algeria

Algerian faces three years in prison for filming police stealing

An Algerian man could face three years in jail for allegedly filming police committing theft while they were supposed to be controlling rioting football fans.

US comic Jay Leno (c) demonstrates outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, also owned by the Sultan of Brunei
01/06/2014 - France - Brunei

French celebrities call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotel over sharia law

Business tycoon François-Henri Pinault and fashion editor Anna Wintour are among hundreds of people here in France calling for a boycott of Paris’s Meurice Hotel, which is owned by ...

British Foreign Secretary William Hague (R) with other dignitaries at the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide this year
31/05/2014 - France - Rwanda

Two to face trial in France over Rwandan genocide

Two former Rwandan local officials are to face trial in France for their alleged participation in the 1994 genocide.

Mario Alfredo Sandoval
28/05/2014 - France - Argentina

French court backs extradition of alleged Argentine torturer

France’s appeal court has ruled in favour of the extradition of an alleged torturer during the 1970s dictatorship in Argentina.