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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President François Hollande (R) meet in Paris on Friday
04/10/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIa - SYRIa

Hollande calls on Putin to target IS in Syria air strikes

French President François Hollande has warned that a "partition of Syria" could lead to sectarian war between Sunni and Shia Muslims across the Middle East.
French President Francois Hollande (L) welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the Elysee Palace on Tuesday

Hollande calls for calm at Al Aqsa mosque after meeting Abbas in Paris

French President François Hollande called for calm at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris Tuesday.
François Hollande walks with King Mohammed VI on his arrival at the airport in Tangier, 19 September 2015.
20/09/2015 - France

French Muslim group welcomes training of imams in Morocco

The Union of Mosques in France (UMF) welcomed Sunday's Franco-Moroccan statement on the training of imams, which “must be at the heart of any prevention programme in the fight against ...
Femen activists burst onto the stage at a Muslim women's fair in Pontoise, near Paris, on Saturday
14/09/2015 - FRANCE

Femen stages topless protest at Muslim women's fair

Two members of the Femen feminist group staged a topless protest at a Muslim women's fair near Paris this weekend.

09/09/2015 - France

French court debuts de-radicalisation programme

A French court will this month test a de-radicalisation programme for people convicted of offences related to radical Islam, with the exception of terrorist acts, French newspaper Le Parisien ...
Omar Omsen, also known as Omar Diaby, was one of the main recruiters of French nationals to the jihadist fight in Syria
09/08/2015 - France-Syria

Notorious ISIS recruiter, Omar Omsen, dies in Syria

Franco-Senegalese jihadist, Omar Diaby, better known as Omar Omsen, has been killed in Syria, French media reported on Sunday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Washington DC shaking hand with spokesman Shehu Garba
20/07/2015 - Nigeria - United States

Nigerian anti-gay activists fear Obama pressure on Buhari during US visit

Nigerian opponents of gay rights vowed to defend the country’s anti-gay laws as President Muhammadu Buhari met his United States counterpart Barack Obama in Washington DC on Monday.
11/07/2015 - Nigeria

Dispelling the myths about Nigeria's Boko Haram

Nigerian militant Boko Haram group has become a permanent fixture on the news, especially with the kidnap of the Chibok girls.
Iranian demonstrators burn an Israeli flag on al-Quds Day in Tehran
10/07/2015 - Israel - Palestine - Iran

Iran's annual Jerusalem Day rallies take on Saudi policy in Yemen

International al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day) saw several thousand Iranians taking part in annual anti-Israel rallies throughout the country.
Forsane Alizza Mohamed Achamlane in Paris in 2012
10/07/2015 - FRANCE

French Islamist group leader jailed for nine years

The leader of a French Islamist group has been jailed for nine years for terrorism-related offences, although his group committed no attacks.