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As a draconic Muslim-targeted legislation is passed in France on the eve of Ramadan, Florence Massena finds out the sentiments of French Muslims and what may lie ahead.

France: Knife attacker said to have watched 'jihadist' videos

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France: Knife attacker said to have watched 'jihadist' videos

A Tunisian man who stabbed to death a police employee outside Paris watched 'jihadist' propaganda videos just before the attack, France's anti-terror prosecutor said Sunday.

Fifth person detained in French terror attack inquiry

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Fifth person detained in French terror attack inquiry

Jamel Gorchene fatally stabbed a female police employee in Paris.

Three held after police worker fatally stabbed near <em>Paris</em>

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Three held after police worker fatally stabbed near Paris

The father of Jamal G., a Tunisian man who was shot dead by police after fatally stabbing a police worker near Paris, is in custody ...

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

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French government denounces Turkish group which rejected controversial charter

The French government says the Turkish Muslim Milli Gorus group has 'no place' in the country after it opposed Macron's controversial ...

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France reopens Libya embassy after seven-year closure

France has reopened its embassy in Libya after seven years of closure.

France begins trial for Euro 2016 attack plot suspects

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France begins trial for Euro 2016 attack plot suspects

Seven suspected terrorists on trial in Paris after being arrested on the eve of the Euro 2016 competition

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Belgium to try 14 over 2015 Paris attacks

Suspected terrorists are to face trial in Belgium for the 2015 Paris attacks, which killed 130 people.

'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 ...

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 ...

French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

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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 ...

Row over teacher's 'Islamism' claims in <em>Paris</em> suburb

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Row over teacher's 'Islamism' claims in Paris suburb

The school teacher had accused the French government of underestimating the threat of Islamist extremism, sparking a row with the suburb's mayor.

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France meets Sahel leaders as it mulls troop drawdown

France and five allies meet next week to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency.

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Germany, Britain and France denounce attack on Saudi airport

Germany, France and the UK denounced an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels on a Saudi Arabian airport.

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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 State atrocities.

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 ...

Jewish immigration to Israel slashed in 2020 over pandemic

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Jewish immigration to Israel slashed in 2020 over pandemic

Since its creation in 1948 in what was historic Palestine, Israel has sought to attract Jewish settlers from all around the world.

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Anti-Muslim attacks in France up 53% in 2020: report

The National Observatory of Islamophobia warned of rising incitement against French Muslims.

Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

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Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

A collective of organisations has called on the UN to take action and put an end to anti-Muslim actions and policies in France.

'Dear Tayyip': Macron and Erdogan exchange letters

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'Dear Tayyip': Macron and Erdogan exchange letters

French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan have exchanged letters in which they agreed to resume talks aimed at mending ...

Austria calls for European register of Muslim imams

The New Arab Staff

Austria calls for European register of Muslim imams

Vienna has now called for European states to follow its lead on registering imams, after the measure came into effect in Austria on Friday.

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