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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Sharm el-Sheikh, 15 March 2015.
26/03/2015 - Report: Egypt

Egypt's Coptic Christians are politically divided

Egypt's Christian community have often bared the brunt of political and sectarian tensions following the 2011 revolution. Christians in Egypt are said to number at least 10 million.
Egypt's Coptic Christians, politically divided
26/03/2015 - International report

Egypt's Coptic Christians, politically divided

Egypt's Christian community has often borne the brunt of political and sectarian tensions since the 2011 revolution. Christians in Egypt are said to number at least 10 million.
A canteen meal
17/03/2015 - France

French mayor's ban on pork-free option sparks school meal row

A row erupted in France on Tuesday after the mayor of a town in Burgundy sent a letter to parents explaining that, from September, school canteens will no longer offer an alternative when pork is on ...
Children playing in a French nursery.
11/03/2015 - France

French lawmakers postpone religious neutrality debate until after elections

France's parliament announced on Wednesday it would postpone a debate planned for this week over proposals to impose religious neutrality in private nurseries until after regional elections at the ...
The Hare Krishna mantra in Davanagari script
10/03/2015 - France

Australian fake Hare Krishna guru jailed for repeated rape of three teenage French girls

An Australian man who passed himself off as a Hare Krishna guru was on Monday sentenced to 19 years in jail in France for repeatedly raping three teenage girls he turned into sex slaves.

09/03/2015

French press review 9 March 2015

With just two weeks to go to departmental elections here in France, it's perhaps not surprising that two of the national dailies give pride of place to aspects of those polls.

Turkish school boycott  protests compulsory religious education
05/03/2015 - International report

Turkish school boycott protests compulsory religious education

Turkey has exhausted legal objections to a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights against Ankara's refusal to exempt the country’s largest religious minority from compulsory religious ...
IS members destroy a statue in Mosul museum
27/02/2015 - France - Iraq - Syria

Hollande condemns IS’s ‘barbaric’ destruction of ancient artefacts in Mosul

French President François Hollande on Friday condemned the “barbaric” destruction of ancient statues by the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
François Hollande welcomes a Qatari delegation to the French Presidential palace, January 11 2015.
15/02/2015 - France: REPORT

France to cut Qatar funding of mosques in crackdown on islamic fundamentalism

The French government has announced a series of measures to clamp down on radical Islam being spread in mosques, and wants to cut financial support from countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Mourad Benchellali.
11/02/2015 - Report: France

How I resisted jihadist temptation - French ex-Guantanamo prisoner speaks

Mourad Benchellali spent 30 months in the US army’s Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
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