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Comment: France, UK and Germany are undermining US efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. If this impasse is not resolved soon, it will collapse for good, writes Eldar Mamedov.

In-depth: France has said it will dissolve Generation Identity, one of Europe's fastest growing far-right youth movements.

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Philippe Marlière

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Comment: French academia is under attack from an increasingly right-wing government looking to discredit researchers whose findings it considers unpalatable, writes Philippe Marlière.

French minister warns of 'Islamo-leftism' in universities

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French minister warns of 'Islamo-leftism' in universities

Frederique Vidal has caused controversy by saying that “Islamo-leftism" is present in French universities.

French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

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French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious ...

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French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

The French parliament votes on a bill to battle Islamist extremism, which the state argues is needed to bolster the secular system but critics say breaches religious freedom.

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France to dissolve far-right anti-migrant group

Founded in 2012, Generation Identitaire is a far-right political identity movement that may be dissolved following action to prevent migrants ...

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French far-right leader Le Pen on trial over tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen goes on trial on charges she broke hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic ...

Malia Bouattia

60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

Comment: As long as France refuses to acknowledge its crimes in Algeria and the need for reparations, the report's empty gestures will count for ...

France's <em>Le</em> <em>Pen</em> proposes hijab ban

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France's Le Pen proposes hijab ban

The far-right leader has called for a total ban on the Muslim headscarf in public places.

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France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

The French judiciary has opened an investigation allegations that Marie Le Pen received funding from the UAE during her 2017 ...

French far-right leader praises Egypt for 'fighting radical Islam'

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French far-right leader praises Egypt for 'fighting radical Islam'

Marine Le Pen praised 'model' state Egypt for its alleged fight against 'radical Islam' in an interview with Egyptian state ...

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Sam Hamad

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Comment: The Egyptian and French presidents are attempting to control the meaning of Islam to enact their domestic, authoritarian agendas, ...

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

Diana Alghoul

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

A Russia-backed refugee conference hosted by Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad has been condemned by activists.

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

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France says stop boycott calls, Erdogan ups Macron insults

Erdogan took a second insulting swipe at French President Emmanuel Macron, who said calls to boycott French products were the work of a "radical minority".

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Le Pen weighs in on France-Turkey spat, backs Macron

The president of France's far-right National Rally party has weighed in on the war of words between Emmanuel Macron and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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French police raid Islamist groups after teacher beheading

French police have raided Islamist groups in the aftermath of the beheading of a teacher who showed his school class cartoons of the Prophet ...

Sam Hamad

For Syrians fleeing Idlib, there's nowhere left to run

Comment: The 2015 'refugee crisis' put the EU's inhumane anti-refugee policies on full display. A repeat of that could be about to happen, ...

Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

Anu Shukla

Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

The New Arab Meets: Former MEP Magid Magid, who is demanding 'real action' in response to the anti-Muslim rhetoric he witnessed in the media and ...

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Thousands march against Islamophobia in Paris

Over 10,000 people turned out north of Paris on Sunday for a march against Islamophobia that drew criticism from both the government and the far ...

Two injured in attack on French mosque

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Two injured in attack on French mosque

A gunman has shot and wounded two Muslim worshippers after attempting to set fire to a mosque in the southwestern French city of Bayonne.

Former French president Chirac dies at 86

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Former French president Chirac dies at 86

Former French president Jacques Chirac, a colossal figure in France's politics for three decades, has died at the age of 86, his family said on ...

Burkini protest a lesson in liberation for the French

Malia Bouattia

Burkini protest a lesson in liberation for the French

Comment: The French republic has become obsessed with excluding Muslim women from the public sphere, writes Malia Bouattia.

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