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Boko Haram fears spread burqa ban across parts of Africa
04/08/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Boko Haram fears spread burqa ban across parts of Africa

Niger has now joined Chad and Cameroon in banning the burqa — the full veil worn by some devout Muslims — after a series of attacks across the countries in which Boko Haram suicide ...
A security officer tries to protect Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic with an umbrella as he is stoned at Srebrenica
12/07/2015 - France - Bosnia-Herzegovina - Serbia

France condemns Serbian prime minister attack at Srebrenica

France has condemned a stone-throwing attack by an angry mob that forced Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to flee a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia ...
Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla, 14 March 2014.
09/07/2015 - Turkey

Uighur deportation sparks anger in Turkey

Hundreds of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority, have been deported to China by the Thai authorities — despite calls for their protection.
A recent poll found that more than two-thirds of French are against a proposal to use empty churches as mosques
08/07/2015 - France

Sarkozy signs petition to protect empty churches from conversion to mosques

A proposal to use empty churches as mosques has drawn strong opposition in France, with a poll showing more than two-thirds against it and former president Nicolas Sarkozy signing an appeal entitled: ...
12/06/2015 - Kenya

Kenyan Muslim NGO bank accounts stay frozen despite terror links ruling

A Kenyan court ruled on Thursday that two Muslim rights groups must be removed from the government’s list of terrorist groups.
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy with other party leaders at the launch of Les Républicains
04/06/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy's new-look party debates Islam and France

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's Républicains party (LR) held its first meeting after a name change on Wednesday and controversially devoted it to Islam in France.
A Rohingya child being identified in Kuala Langsa, Indonesia on May 18, 2015.
20/05/2015 - MYANMAR

Who are the Rohingyas, the "most persecuted minority in the world"?

Malaysia and Indonesia have announced Wednesday they would no longer turn away boat people.

Françoise Atlan celebrates Sephardic romance
14/05/2015 - World music matters

Françoise Atlan celebrates Sephardic romance

French soprano Françoise Atlan shares her love of Sephardic Jewish romance songs - a repertoire that's an important part of her family heritage.

Texas police officers in Garland, where two armed men were shot dead
04/05/2015 - United States

Texas police kill two gunmen at a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest

Two gunmen were shot dead Sunday and a security guard wounded outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas.
Charlie Hebdo journalists are brushing off controversy surrounding a literary association's decision to award the magazine a top prize for freedom
02/05/2015 - France

Charlie Hebdo journalists defend award of literary prize

Critics of a literary prize awarded to French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo are “confused”, say two journalists who survived an attack on the magazine’s staff in January.