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A car exploded and burst into flames after it crashed into a police van on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Monday, police and investigators said.

Comment: On Sunday the French electorate will be faced with a choice between a self-aware, more progressive form of centrism, and a fascist, Islamophobe who threatens liberal democracy, writes Hamad.

France's elephant in the room: A brutal, cinematic reminder

Hadani Ditmars

France's elephant in the room: A brutal, cinematic reminder

Blog: Over 20 years since the cult classic 'La Haine', police brutality and racial segregation are worse than ever. Hadani Ditmars looks to French cinema for the real story.

3 Paris officers shot, 1 fatally, in Champs-Elysees attack

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3 Paris officers shot, 1 fatally, in Champs-Elysees attack

An attacker opened fire on police in Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees shopping district Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding ...

IS leader killed by US-led coalition strike in Syria

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IS leader killed by US-led coalition strike in Syria

The US-led military coalition has killed a leader of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

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Yemen-AQAP: Record number of US drone strikes this year

Washington said on Friday that eight al-Qaeda members had been killed in two recent strikes. The US has already conducted more strikes in Yemen this year than in 2015

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Drone strike kills two suspected al-Qaeda militants in Yemen

Another drone strike in Yemen's Bayda province had left two suspected al-Qaeda militants dead, a local government official said on Friday.

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US drone strikes on suspected al-Qaeda militants in Yemen

Two US drone strikes in Yemen last week killed four suspected al-Qaeda militants, the US said on Wednesday, in a rare admission by Washington of ...

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Suspected al-Qaeda chief killed in Yemen

Another suspected AQAP leader killed in a firefight at his house, days after US drone attacks killed two others.

Al-Qaeda 'commander' killed in Yemen drone-strike

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Al-Qaeda 'commander' killed in Yemen drone-strike

The attack in Marib province marks the second time in two days that an al-Qaeda commander in Yemen had been killed. US involvement is suspected

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In Israel's religious press, Hillary Clinton is invisible

Clinton may become the president of Israel's most important ally, but her image has been banished from the ultra-Orthodox press whose deeply ...

France's burqini ban institutionalises Islamophobia

Usaid Saddiqui

France's burqini ban institutionalises Islamophobia

Comment: The recent ban on the burqini follows in a series of legal measures in France that curtail women's freedoms and give cover to ...

Elderly Jewish man stabbed in French city

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Elderly Jewish man stabbed in French city

A Jewish man was attacked by a man with mental health problems in Strasbourg amid conflicting claims about whether there was an extremist ...

Erdogan and Putin to forge 'historic' Turkish-Russian detente

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Erdogan and Putin to forge 'historic' Turkish-Russian detente

Frozen trade deals, compensation and Syria will be discussed on Tuesday as Russia and Turkey continue thawing relations.

French priest killer attempted to join IS in Syria French priest killer attempted to join IS in Syria

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French priest killer attempted to join IS in Syria

Video:The teenage killer of a priest in France was under the radar of French security services after he twice tried to join the Islamic State ...

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Germany: Multiple casualties in possible terrorism-related shooting in Munich

At least six are believed to have been killed in shooting rampage in a Munich shopping centre on Friday, a police source said, and three armed suspects are at large.

Michael Brenner

The Tunisian exception

Comment: Michael Brenner examines the ingredients behind Tunisia's successful democratic institutions, the lessons other countries might learn, ...

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France grants citizenship to Algerian hero of Paris attacks

France has granted citizenship to an Algerian hero whose actions during the Paris attacks saved dozens of lives.

Brenda Stoter

Why do Western women join the Islamic State?

Comment: Observers have tended to fall back on simplistic theories to explain why at least 600 Western women have joined the Islamic State ...

Brothers in Jihadism

Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

Brothers in Jihadism

Comment: Connections between family and friends play a significant role in recruiting and maintaining engagement in jihadist networks. This must ...

Afrah Nasser

Instability in Yemen threatens global security

Comment: Fighting terrorism in Yemen is in the interests of the international community, and requires tacking the root of the problem by ...

France arrested over 100 terror suspects in past year

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France arrested over 100 terror suspects in past year

France is still on high alert following November's terror attacks. Police have arrested 101 terror suspects in the past year, as Paris readies ...

France: Anti-Muslim acts triple in 2015

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France: Anti-Muslim acts triple in 2015

Anti-Muslim acts in France tripled in 2015, with most incidents occurring in the aftermath of the two deadly terror attacks suffered by Paris ...

Turkish journalists jailed over <em>Charlie</em> <em>Hebdo</em> cartoon

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Turkish journalists jailed over Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Hikmet Cetinkaya and Ceyda Karan, of the staunchly secular, opposition-leaning Cumhuriyet newspaper, were both sentenced to two years in jail ...

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