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Some 200 worshippers returned for Friday prayers at the 1,300-person capacity mosque in Pantin.

France's ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy fervently rejected his three-year sentence for corruption.

French ex-president <em>Sarkozy</em> sentenced to jail for corruption

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French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The sentence includes two years suspended, which means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison.

French MP to push for 'Judaeo-Christian tradition' bill

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French MP to push for 'Judaeo-Christian tradition' bill

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 ...

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

Sadek Hamid

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

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 ...

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France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

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

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.

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Eastern Libyan rebel forces seize Turkish ship

The Turkish ship was reportedly headed for the western Libyan city of Misrata.

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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.

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

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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.

Witness drops claim ex-French president took Libyan millions

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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 dictator Muammar ...

<em>Sarkozy</em> charged with 'conspiracy' over Libyan financing

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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.

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US urges Libya ceasefire as landmines kill 7

Mike Pompeo's call came as the UN said it had held "productive" talks separately with officers from the unity government and rival forces ...

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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 money was ...

The New Arab & agencies

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

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

France's anti-hijab laws drive Muslim women into the shadows

Malia Bouattia

France's anti-hijab laws drive Muslim women into the shadows

Comment: The French state is pushing Muslim women into the home and out of active political and social life, writes Malia Bouatttia.

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

The New Arab

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 ...

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

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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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