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

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

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.

What is terrorism?

Zohra El-Mokhtari

What is terrorism?

Comment: Broad and shifting definitions of 'terrorism' have given states free rein to act with impunity, writes Zohra el-Mokhtari.

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

Hadani Ditmars

France's elephant in the room: A brutal, cinematic reminder

Blog: Over 20 years since the cult classic 'La Haine', police brutality and racial segregation are worse than ever. Hadani Ditmars looks to French cinema for the real story.

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Europe's anti-terror powers 'pose rights dangers'

Rights group Amnesty International says that European counterterrorism measures in the past two years are rapidly – and potentially permanently ...

The New Arab

Tunisia wins $9 billion in pledges for ailing economy

Tunisia has secured pledges for nearly $9 billion in financial support aimed at reviving its ailing economy.

Post Trump, can Europe's far right be stopped?

Hilary Aked

Post Trump, can Europe's far right be stopped?

Comment: The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the world. But the after-shocks in Europe could be almost as momentous, writes ...

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Dubai lays groundwork for 'world's tallest' tower

Construction on a new tower which is set to surpass the height of the world's tallest structure Burj Khalifa began on Monday.

IS fighters' return home is a 'ticking time bomb'

The New Arab & agencies

IS fighters' return home is a 'ticking time bomb'

As the Islamic State group loses more ground to Turkish and rebel forces, foreign fighters are beginning to return back home posing a huge ...

Burkini ban reverse: Sign of French resistance?

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 ...

French resorts defiant after burkini ban suspension

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French resorts defiant after burkini ban suspension

Following a decision by a French court to suspend a ban on burkinis, some hotels say they will ignore the ruling and implement restrictions on ...

France suspends 'Burkini ban' in victory 'for common sense' France suspends 'Burkini ban' in victory 'for common sense'

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France suspends 'Burkini ban' in victory 'for common sense'

Video: France's State Council suspended a ban on Burkinis in a French town, which should set the precedent for the rest of the country.

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Burkini bans call French ideas of tolerance into question

In-depth: France's burkini bans have sparked outrage in the UK, which is understood to have a more multicultural approach to integration.

The New Arab

French Muslims won't bury priest killer, mourn with Christians

The Muslim community has taken a stand against the brutal killing of a priest in France by refusing to bury the assailant and organising a unity ...

The New Arab

France: Calls for an 'Israeli-like' approach to security, terror

France's right-wing politicians call for Israelisation of security in France, suggesting home demolitions, deportations and collective ...

The New Arab & agencies

Church attacker 'threatens France' in new video

France has been a prime target of the Islamic State group, which regularly calls for supporters to launch attacks there.

IS claims attack on French church IS claims attack on French church

The New Arab & agencies

IS claims attack on French church

Video: A priest has been killed in an attack on a church outside Rouen, claimed by the Islamic State group.

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IS claims responsibility for Nice massacre

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for a massacre that left 84 people dead on Thursday in the French Riviera city of ...

France Bastille Day attacker formally identified by police France Bastille Day attacker formally identified by police

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France Bastille Day attacker formally identified by police

Video: French police have identified the driver of the truck that smashed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of ...

Europe's convenient relationship with Egypt

Alain Gresh

Europe's convenient relationship with Egypt

Comment: The EU's position towards Egypt sees a return to policies of the past, with support for dictators growing in the name of commercial ...

Saudi royal to boost French ties on official visit

The New Arab

Saudi royal to boost French ties on official visit

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will meet with French politicians on an official visit to Paris to strengthen ties ...

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