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French MEP and former minister Nadine Morano.
19/08/2014 - France

Beach woman in muslim veil stirs debate in France

Politicians have joined a growing debate after a right-wing MEP posted a photo of a veiled woman on a French beach on social networks, accompanied by a commentary about sex equality.

Nogent sur Seine nuclear power station
18/08/2014 - France

Muslim engineer challenges ban on access to French nuclear plants

A muslim engineer, who has been denied access to French nuclear power stations, is to learn at the end of this month whether the decision to bar him will be overturned, his lawyer announced ...

Catherine Samba-Panza with former prime minister André Nzapayéké.
10/08/2014 - Central African Republic

New PM named in Central African Republic

Central African Republic’s President Catherine Samba Panza appointed Mahamat Kamoun as her prime minister on Sunday as part of an effort to create a more unified government after more than a ...

03/08/2014 - France

Peace rally in Paris unites Jews and Muslims

Several hundred people gathered in the centre of Paris on Sunday to demonstrate for peace.

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.