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

President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and radicalised teachings.

France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

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France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss a controversial new bill.

Spain FM calls for easing of tensions with Turkey

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Spain FM calls for easing of tensions with Turkey

Spanish ministers have revealed that diplomatic relations with Turkey are improving.

Four charged over attack on former Charlie Hebdo offices

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Four charged over attack on former Charlie Hebdo offices

Four Pakistanis were charged and detained in France over links to a meat cleaver attack outside the former offices of Charlie Hebdo.

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French court jails Moroccan for life over foiled attack

A French court on Thursday jailed for life a Moroccan man who planned a terror attack on a Paris-bound international train in 2015.

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Trial over Paris jihadist attacks to begin late 2021

The trial of 20 people charged over 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris is set to begin in late 2021.

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Anti-extremism plan is law of freedom, says France PM

The proposed legislation, which clamps down on religious-based education, online hate speech and polygamy, has caused unease even among France's ...

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France's democratic decline

Comment: Journalists are right to protest Macron's 'global security bill', but they are collateral damage. The real target is France's ...

Tunisian charged over fatal French church stabbings

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Tunisian charged over fatal French church stabbings

Police shot and seriously injured 21-year-old Tunisian national Brahum Aouissaoui, who was charged after his condition in hospital improved.

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France to inspect scores mosques in 'unprecedented' move: minister

At least 18 of the mosques due for inspection are subject to 'immediate actions', according to reports.

Islamophobia on the rise 'like never before': Turkish FM

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Islamophobia on the rise 'like never before': Turkish FM

The Turkish official raised concerns over a growing trend of overt Islamophobia, particularly in Europe.

TNA Voice Podcast: Macron alienates France's Muslims

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TNA Voice Podcast: Macron alienates France's Muslims

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Four more students charged in France over teacher's beheading

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Four more students charged in France over teacher's beheading

Three students were charged with complicity after allegedly pointing out the teacher to the shooter.

CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

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CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'.

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Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political movement.

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Tunisia, Qatar propose 'Western-Islamic' conference: report

During a three-day visit to Doha, Tunisia's president proposed a 'Western-Islamic conference' aimed at achieving greater understanding between ...

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Macron criticises media over coverage of Islamic extremism

Macron has called The New York Times media correspondent to criticise English-language coverage of France's stance on Islamic extremism after ...

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France is no champion of free speech, Amnesty says

Muslims' freedoms of speech and religion are not defended in France, Amnesty International said this week.

France on edge five years after Paris attacks

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France on edge five years after Paris attacks

The attack happened November 13, 2015 saw 130 people killed and 350 wounded when Islamist suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Stade de ...

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EU chief calls for body 'to train imams'

A European institute should be formed to train imams across the region, the EU chief suggested on Monday, amid weeks of heightened tensions.

France says 'radical Islamism' the 'enemy' after Nice attack

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France says 'radical Islamism' the 'enemy' after Nice attack

Prime Minister Jean Castex condemned 'radical Islamism' amid a spate in extremist attacks and threats against public figures.

Three teens charged in French teacher's beheading

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Three teens charged in French teacher's beheading

Three teenagers were charged in the beheading of a French history teacher who showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class.

Teenager charged in France for hailing teacher's beheading

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Teenager charged in France for hailing teacher's beheading

A teenager has been charged in Marseille with supporting terrorism after hailing the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty.

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