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

Comment: France may be keen to forget its brutal suppression of Algerian nationalism, but this dark chapter in history offers crucial insight into France's treatment of minorities, writes Malia Bouattia.

Can democracy flourish even as political parties decline?

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.

International Islamophobia calls for a global grassroots resistance

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.

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

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 Abdulrazaq.

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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.

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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 ...

Foreign policy: Where France's candidates stand

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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 ...

French far-right official barred for Islamophobic remarks

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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.

Hackers target French progressive presidential candidate before crucial election

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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 leader days before the country's presidential election.

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, ...

The New Arab & agencies

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

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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 ...

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 ...

France’s next leader: far-right <em>Le</em> <em>Pen</em> vs. centrist Macron

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France’s next leader: far-right Le Pen vs. centrist Macron

Polls suggest far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist and former economy minister, ...

France enters final stage of nail-biting general election

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France enters final stage of nail-biting general election

French voters turned out in huge numbers for the country's presidential election, but concerns remain that far-right French candidate Marine ...

Trump says Paris attack will influence France's election

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Trump says Paris attack will influence France's election

Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly ahead of a foreign presidential election, predicting the latest attack in Paris will ...

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