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French authorities are facing criticism for not having prevented last week's IS-inspired terror attack that killed four people, despite the attacker being previously being placed on a terror watchlist

Marine Le Pen suggests renaming France's National Front party in a bid to break from accusations of anti-semitism and racism levelled against her father Jean-Marie Le Pen.

We must not allow Trump to normalise fascism

Sam Hamad

We must not allow Trump to normalise fascism

Comment: With Trump in the White House, every single fascist force in the world has been emboldened, writes Sam Hamad.

Paris politicians march to stop Muslim street prayers

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Paris politicians march to stop Muslim street prayers

Tensions flared in a Paris suburb when local politicians marched to protest against Muslim street prayers.

Remembering the Paris massacre, 1961

Malia Bouattia

Remembering the Paris massacre, 1961

Comment: France may be keen to forget its brutal suppression of Algerian nationalism, but this dark chapter in history offers crucial insight ...

Robert Springborg

Can democracy flourish even as political parties decline?

Comment: For democracy to appeal to those who do not live under it, and retain the commitment of those who do, it has to work properly, writes Robert Springborg.

Malia Bouattia

International Islamophobia calls for a global grassroots resistance

Comment: Our strength in opposing international state-led Islamophobia lies in forging transnational networks, writes Malia Bouattia.

Bachar Halabi

What will Macron's mandate mean for the Middle East?

Analysis: Macron has made an impressive start, winning an overwhelming majority in parliament. What might his presidency have in store for ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Progressives must vote for Corbyn, then oppose him

Comment: Splitting the progressive vote away from the only party capable of putting up a challenge to the Tories is sheer madness, writes Tallha ...

After election victory, Macron's foreign outlook is hardening

James Snell

After election victory, Macron's foreign outlook is hardening

Comment: Macron is dogged by claims that his presidential victory had little to do with him, and everything to do with defeating the French ...

Tom Charles

After Manchester: It's time to rethink Prevent

Comment: As the dust settles on the Manchester attack, the government must take an honest look at the domestic and foreign policies that can ...

Macron takes office as France's youngest ever president

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Macron takes office as France's youngest ever president

Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Elysee Palace in central Paris in a motorcade and walked down the red carpet to be ...

Global drama and duelling arias herald politics' opera season

Hadani Ditmars

Global drama and duelling arias herald politics' opera season

Blog: Opera buffa, the comedy of yesteryear, may yet shine a spotlight on today's political farces, writes Hadani Ditmars.

The Algerians who voted for <em>Le</em> <em>Pen</em>

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The Algerians who voted for Le Pen

Algerian voter turnout for the French presidential elections was lower than for Algeria's parliamentary elections - which was hit by a popular ...

French head to polls for watershed 'globalist-vs-nationalist' presidential elections

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French head to polls for watershed 'globalist-vs-nationalist' presidential elections

Polls opened on Sunday morning for French voters to choose between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen ...

The New Arab & agencies

Foreign policy: Where France's candidates stand

The foreign policy positions of the French presidential contenders are their starkest divide, with Emmanuel Macron urging close cooperation with international institutions and far-right Marine Le Pen

The New Arab & agencies

French far-right official barred for Islamophobic remarks

France's far-right National Front have suspended a member of the party Catherine Blein for making anti-Muslim remarks on Friday.

The New Arab

Hackers target French progressive presidential candidate before crucial election

Wikileaks have released a trove of hacked emails and documents which it says likely belong to French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron who ...

The New Arab & agencies

French arrest armed ex-soldier with suspected IS links

French authorities have arrested a suspected IS militant close to an airbase on Friday, finding guns nearby and an allegiance pledge to its ...

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

Comment: Chomsky cites Postol because he is a man with credentials, giving conspiracy theories a veneer of scientific plausibility, writes ...

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, ...

Algeria voter apathy could mar legislative election

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Algeria voter apathy could mar legislative election

Algerians go to the polls on Thursday to elect a new Parliament amid concerns that a low turnout will mar a vote which officials say is ...

<em>Le</em> <em>Pen</em> adviser fined for inciting hatred towards Muslims

The New Arab

Le Pen adviser fined for inciting hatred towards Muslims

Robert Menard, the mayor of a southern French town said there were too many Muslim children at the schools in his town and that there were ...

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 ...

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