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As MPs approved France's new security bill, the country remains engulfed in protest.

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 right.

Former French president Chirac dies at 86

The New Arab & agencies

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 Thursday.

France's yellow vests are more diverse than you think

Malia Bouattia

France's yellow vests are more diverse than you think

Comment: France's yellow vests movement has as a very diverse base of people who are united in their fight for a dignified life, writes Malia ...

No, the yellow vests movement isn't Europe's Arab Spring

Sam Hamad

No, the yellow vests movement isn't Europe's Arab Spring

Comment: The violence and extreme politics associated with the yellow vests is far removed from the Arab Spring's push for egalitarianism, ...

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 disseminating violent messages online.

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, were in the lead.

Orient XXI

Election: Melenchon's vision for France and the Middle East

Interview: Has France's foreign policy helped recruit soldiers to Islamic State, and what should the republic's foreign policy be in Syria, ...

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 ...

Le Pen 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.

Emma Ducassé

Burkini ban reverse: Sign of French resistance?

Comment: Overturning the burkini ban will do little to reverse the Islamophobic consensus in France that is stirred up by politicians and the ...

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