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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.
The entrance to Fleury-Mérogis prison
08/02/2015 - Interview: France

‘Basement imams’ spreading radical Islamism, Muslim prison chaplain warns

In the wake of last month’s Charlie Hebdo attacks, the French government is trying to tackle Islamist radicalisation in prisons.
The Angkor Wat temple complex
30/01/2015 - France - Cambodia

French tourists arrested for nude photos at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

Three French tourists have been arrested in Cambodia for taking nude photos inside the historic Angkor temple complex.
26/01/2015

French press review 26 January 2015

Greece is the main story on the majority of this morning's French front pages.

Mohammed, David and Solomon depicted in the 1436 Book of the Ascension of the Prophet
20/01/2015 - Analysis: Middle East - France

Islam’s never-ending debate on depiction of the prophet

For several days the question of the depiction of the prophet Mohammed has been widely debated thanks to the front pages of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo.
19/01/2015

French press review 19 January 2015

The attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket two weeks ago are still on everybody's mind here in France.

A man branishes a Koran in front of a burning car and a mosque in Niamey, 17 January 2015
18/01/2015 - NIGER - FRANCE

Ten killed in Niger during anti-Charlie protests

Deadly riots and destruction on Saturday in Niger’s capital; ongoing tensions on display with a police crackdown on an unrelated political march on Sunday.

Demonstrators in Karachi on Friday condemn Charlie Hebdo's publication of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed
16/01/2015 - France - Pakistan - Russia

Thousands protest Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon in Pakistan, Russia bans publication

Demonstrators clashed with police in the Pakistani city of Karachi as protests against Charlie Hebdo’s Mohammed front page hit several of the country’s cities.
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