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Police disperse an anti-government demonstration in Mataryya area, east of Cairo, this week
28/01/2015 - Report: Egypt

Irish teenager’s family wants unconditional release from Egyptian jail

The family of an Irish teenager detained in Egypt say the Irish government is making the wrong demands for him to be freed.
Forensic police examine the scene of an attack on a mosque in Le Mans the day after the murders at Charlie Hebdo's offices
23/01/2015 - France

Islamophobic acts soar in France after Charlie Hebdo attacks, watchdog

Nearly as many attacks or insults against Muslims have taken place in France since the Charlie Hebdo attacks than in all of 2014, according to an Islamophobia watchdog.
French rights ombudsman Jacques Toubon
22/01/2015 - France

French mayor ‘acted illegally’ in dodging Roma baby burial, ombudsman

The mayor of a French town was guilty of illegal discrimination in trying to avoid burying a Roma baby in the local cemetery, France’s human rights ombudsman has ruled.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C) and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (R) listen as Prime Minister Manuel Valls outlines his plans to tackle jihadist violence
22/01/2015 - Explainer: France

France considers reviving Nazi purge law for terror offences

France's government has said it will consider restoring a law applied to former Nazi collaborators after World War II law to punish those who take part in crimes like this month's Charlie Hebdo ...
16/01/2015 - Report: Italy - Syria

Two Italian aid worker hostages in Syria released

Two Italian aid workers taken hostage in Syria five months ago have been released and arrived in Rome over Thursday night.

Lambert's parents, Pierre et Viviane, in court in Chalons-en-Champagne lin January last year
07/01/2015 - France - European Union

European rights court to rule on French tetraplegic ‘euthanasia’ case

The European Court of Human Rights was to rule on Wednesday on whether a French man who has been in a vegetative state for the last six years be allowed to die.
The scene of a 1989 massacre in Sahanine, Relizane, Algeria
07/01/2015 - France - Algeria

Algerians to face trial in France over anti-Islamist torture claims

Two Algerian men are to face trial in France on charges of torture alleged to have taken place during the civil war between armed Islamists and their country’s government in the 1990s.

French soldiers in Chad's capital Ndjamena to take part in the Barkhane operation against Islamist militias in the Sahel
19/12/2014 - France

French military to be allowed to form professional associations, not unions

French soldiers’ rights campaigners have welcomed President François Hollande’s announcement Friday that they will be allowed to form professional associations, following a ruling ...
A worker in a laboratory of Sanofi, which now operates part of the Institut Mérieux.
17/12/2014 - France - Iraq

Iraqi man seeks compensation for deadly HIV-infected blood transfusions from France

Khalid al-Jabor, a 58-year-old retired civil servant, has been seeking compensation for his and 270 other families for deaths related to the use of infected blood imported by a French biological ...
Kamel Daoud, author of Meursault, contre-enquête
17/12/2014 - Algeria - France

Islamist calls for Algerian author Daoud to be executed for French TV remarks

A hardline Islamist preacher has called for Algeria’s Goncourt-shortlisted author Kamel Daoud to be executed for apostasy, following an appearance on French TV in which the writer called on the ...
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