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

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 fringe: far-right racists, writes Taj Ali.

French fascist leader on trial for tweeting IS media

The New Arab & agencies

French fascist leader on trial for tweeting IS media

French far right leader Marie Le Pen is on trial for tweeting out Islamic State media.

<em>Le</em> <em>Pen</em> slams psychiatric test order over IS tweets

The New Arab & agencies

Le Pen slams psychiatric test order over IS tweets

The far-right leader said she felt 'persecuted' by the court order to submit a psychiatric evaluation, a routine procedure for those involved in ...

The New Arab & agencies

France's Le Pen proposes far-right rebrand

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.

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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

French arrest armed ex-soldier with suspected IS links

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 ...

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

The New Arab & agencies

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's presidential candidates on Arab world affairs

Bachar Halabi

France's presidential candidates on Arab world affairs

This Sunday's first round of France's presidential election will send the top two candidates through to the run-off on 7th May. Here's our ...

<em>Le</em> <em>Pen</em> denies French role in round-up of Jews

The New Arab & agencies

Le Pen denies French role in round-up of Jews

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen denies the role French police played in the round-up of 13,000 Jews during WWII.

Far-right rising: 'France's Trump' pushes ahead in presidential polls

The New Arab

Far-right rising: 'France's Trump' pushes ahead in presidential polls

Marine Le Pen's aspirations for the French presidency, once fanciful, appear increasingly realistic with elections set to take place on ...

The New Arab

France's Le Pen rides far-right wave of Trump's success

Marine Le Pen's aspirations for the French presidency, once fanciful, appear increasingly realistic with elections set to take place on April 23

The New Arab

Discrimination ruling sees anti-Muslim Dutch MP's poll ratings rise

A conviction on Friday for inciting discrimination against Moroccans has not negatively affected the controversial Dutch MPs chances in ...

Hilary Aked

Post Trump, can Europe's far right be stopped?

Comment: The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the world. But the after-shocks in Europe could be almost as momentous, writes ...

Taufiq Wan

Trump wins: World's Islamophobic, far-right and authoritarian leaders rejoice

Donald Trump's election victory has sent many into shock, as right-wing leaders across the globe are eyeing similar victories in their home ...

The curious case of French Arabs joining far-right parties

The New Arab

The curious case of French Arabs joining far-right parties

The case of French Muslim/Arab members of xenophobic right-wing parties is odd, but The New Arab finds they are motivated by personal reasons ...

Azmi Bishara

Putin to Trump: From Russia with love

It might have sounded odd when Russian President Putin praised xenophobic US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, but the two men ...

French far-right in election disaster

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French far-right in election disaster

Despite projections of success, the National Front in French elections on Sunday with a massive turn out from voters against the far-right party.

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