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A Turkish actress has come under fire for tweeting against the return of death penalty to Turkey alluding to the 'record rape' in Saudi holy city Medina

Comment: Pougetoux represents so-far elusive popular alliance that could transform politics in France for the better, writes Malia Bouattia.

Muslims face 'systematic hostile environment' in Europe, say students

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Muslims face 'systematic hostile environment' in Europe, say students

Leading Muslim student groups slam 'systematic hostile environment' created against students as French ministers criticise student union leader Pougetoux on the way she dresses.

France urges global cooperation to block funds to extremists

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France urges global cooperation to block funds to extremists

French President Emmanuel Macron called for more cooperation to deny jihadist movements the financing they need to carry out attacks.

Using and abusing the state of emergency

Hassina Mechai

Using and abusing the state of emergency

Comment: The amorphous concept of 'terrorism' has created the opportunity for both foreign and domestic wars, writes Hassina Mechai.

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Gunman in French hostage-taking killed by police

French security officials have identified the Trebes hostage-taking suspect as a Moroccan man who had been flagged as a potential extremist.

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Two dead in suspected IS hostage-taking in France

A security source said the two were killed in the attack at a Super U store in the town of Trebes on Friday.

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Al-Qaeda calls for 'attacks on Jews, Americans' over Jerusalem

In a video released on Monday, Khalid Batarfi said Trump's decision was "a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war" and every Muslim had a duty ...

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

France's <em>Charlie</em> <em>Hebdo</em> publishes provocative Islam cartoon

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France's Charlie Hebdo publishes provocative Islam cartoon

The latest cover from French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has caused a social media storm and fears it could fuel ...

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Car explodes in ‘attempted attack’ on Paris’ Champs-Elysees

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 ...

Marine Le Pen: France's homegrown threat to democracy

Sam Hamad

Marine Le Pen: France's homegrown threat to democracy

Comment: On Sunday the French electorate will be faced with a choice between a self-aware, more progressive form of centrism, and a fascist, ...

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 ...

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.

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