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French right-wing MP Guillaume Peltier said during an interview on Sunday that he wanted to propose a new bill setting up secularism as a fundamental value of France

Book Club: In his new study, Hashas makes a major contribution to the debate about Muslim identities in Europe by surveying the thoughts of some leading thinkers.

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Sadek Hamid

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

French-Lebanese linked to <em>Sarkozy</em> probe released in Lebanon

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French-Lebanese linked to Sarkozy probe released in Lebanon

Ziad Takieddine, arrested following a request from Interpol on Friday, has been ordered released by Lebanon's prosecutor general.

Beirut detains Lebanese-French businessman close to <em>Sarkozy</em>: judicial source

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Beirut detains Lebanese-French businessman close to Sarkozy: judicial source

Lebanon has detained a Lebanese-French businessman who was close to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Ex-Sarkozy loyalist charged in Libya campaign funding probe

Sarkozy is standing trial in France on corruption charges.

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Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

The former president died at the age of 94 due to complications because of covid-19, his family revealed.

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Witness drops claim ex-French president took Libyan millions

A leading witness retracted allegations that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy took millions from deposed Libyan ...

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Sarkozy charged with 'conspiracy' over Libyan financing

Prosecutors suspect that Sarkozy and his associates received millions of euros from the regime of Libya's former strongman Muammar ...

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

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Ex-president Sarkozy to learn fate in cash-from-Libya case

Sarkozy was charged in 2018 with taking bribes, concealing the embezzlement of Libyan public funds and illegal campaign financing.

Date set for ruling in <em>Sarkozy</em> Libya funding case

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Date set for ruling in Sarkozy Libya funding case

A Paris court will rule in September on a legal challenge by Nicolas Sarkozy against an investigation into claims that Libyan ...

After Sultan Qaboos, Oman to retain its treasured neutrality

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After Sultan Qaboos, Oman to retain its treasured neutrality

The sultanate of Oman, positioned geographically and diplomatically between the rival powers of Iran and Saudi Arabia, will be expected to ...

Michel Platini freed after World Cup corruption probe arrest

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Michel Platini freed after World Cup corruption probe arrest

Platini, a former France national team great who became one of soccer's most powerful administrators before being banned from the game, was ...

Platini denies wrongdoing after World Cup corruption probe arrest

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Platini denies wrongdoing after World Cup corruption probe arrest

Former UEFA president Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that ...

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Qatar 'stronger' despite blockade, says emir during museum opening

Qatar has grown stronger since the Saudi-led blockade was imposed in June 2017, the Gulf state's ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said on Wednesday.

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Macron in Morocco to unveil French-backed high-speed railway

The French president and Moroccan king travelled on the high-speed train from Tangiers to the capital Rabat.

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UN slams French 'burqa ban' for violating rights

The UN Human Rights Committee called on France to review the 2010 law that forbids women from publicly wearing clothing that conceals their face.

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Turkish tourism makes a comeback after 2016 downturn

Tourists have returned in droves to Turkey, helped this summer by the sharp fall in the value of the Turkish lira following economic uncertainty ...

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Malia Bouattia

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Comment: Pougetoux represents so-far elusive popular alliance that could transform politics in France for the better, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Ban the Bible too? Erdogan slams French 'anti-Quran' statement

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reacted angrily to a group of some 300 well-known French personalities who urged prominent Muslims to ...

'Go to hell': Egypt's Al-Azhar blasts French anti-Semitism manifesto

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'Go to hell': Egypt's Al-Azhar blasts French anti-Semitism manifesto

A senior official in Egypt's top Islamic authority has slammed a controversial French manifesto that calls for certain passages of the Quran to ...

French Muslims blast anti-Semitism letter as attack on Islam

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French Muslims blast anti-Semitism letter as attack on Islam

French Muslims have denounced an open letter calling for certain verses of the Quran to be removed.

French ex-leader decries 'mad allegations' amid Gaddafi corruption scandal

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French ex-leader decries 'mad allegations' amid Gaddafi corruption scandal

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has defended himself against the "mad allegations" that he accepted millions of euros ...

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