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20/08/2014 - France

Two French girls arrested for alleged jihad activities

Two French girls aged 15 and 17 were taken into custody on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in jihad activities.

Gezi Park a year after the protests against its redevelopment
06/08/2014 - Report: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey’s Gezi Park protesters fear Erdogan presidential victory

In Turkey’s first-ever direct election of its president Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is defending the 12-year legacy of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in government.
Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey's presidential candidates: Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu

Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu is not a politician but an academic and diplomat, who has headed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for the past nine years.
A pro-Erdogan rally in Diyarbakir, south-east Turkey
31/07/2014 - Analysis: Turkey presidential election 2014

Erdogan defends Islamic AKP’s pro-business record in Turkey’s presidential election

Turkey’s current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to change job in the first-ever direct election of the country’s president this month. After last year’s opposition protest, will the majority of Turks endorse the pro-business policies of his Islamic AKP party?

Chorba for all in Paris during Ramadan
09/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

Chorba for all in Paris during Ramadan

France's Muslim population, thought to be around three million, is currently marking the holy month of Ramadan.
Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of the shooting attack in the Brussels Jewish Museum, arrives for an extradition hearing at the Appeal Court of Versailles, 26 June 2014.
26/06/2014 - France - Belgium

France orders Brussels Jewish Museum shooting suspect's extradition

The French national suspected of shooting dead four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum last month is to be extradited to Belgium.

Lawyer Richard Malka (L) with Baby Loup creche boss Natalia Baleato in 2010
26/06/2014 - France

French court backs firing of childcare worker for wearing Islamic headscarf

France's top court has upheld the decision of a childcare centre to fire an employee for wearing the Islamic headscarf, the hijab.
Tributes to victims outside Jewish Museum in Brussels, 25 May.
19/06/2014 - France

French Muslim leaders start drive to combat violent extremism

An group of muslim religious leaders in south eastern France met in Avignon on Wednesday to discuss ways of stopping young people from turning towards violent extremism.

11/06/2014

African press review 11 June 2014

A Sudanese ambassador runs away to London. Peace hopes in South Sudan. Egyptian media look at Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. Morsi’s trial resumes.
A family lights candles for th victims at the Brussels Jewish Museum
10/06/2014 - Belgium - Morocco - France

Fourth victim of Brussels Jewish Museum killings buried in Moroccan Muslim cemetery

The fourth person to die after a gunman opened fire on the Jewish Museum in Brussels was to be buried in a Muslim cemetery in Morocco.

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