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A Palestinian family mourns a four-year-old killed on Sunday
16/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Paris police to ban pro-Gaza demonstration

Paris police aim to ban a demonstration against Israel’s Gaza bombing campaign planned for Saturday after clashes outside two synagogues last weekend.

Pro Palestinian march in Paris
15/07/2014 - France

Hollande meets French Jewish community leader after synagogue attacks

President Hollande is to hold talks on Tuesday with a senior representative of the Jewish community in France, after pro-Palestinian demonstrators tried to storm two Paris synagogues on Sunday.

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.

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.

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.


African press review 16 June 2014

Violence in East Africa and a Salafist ban on Muslims watching the world cup .. all in today's African papers ...

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.

Demonstrators call for Burundian troops to leave the country on Thursday
30/05/2014 - Central African Republic - France

Three killed as thousands protest in Central African Republic capital

Two demonstrators were killed and at least three wounded in the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, on Friday morning during protests demanding the resignation of President Catherine ...

Front National, first party in France, reads the poster
27/05/2014 - Analysis: France - European Union

Why did the Front National win election in France?

How far Sunday’s Front National victory was actually a real vote for their policies and leader is hard to decipher.