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

Omar Adan Buul was kidnapped last week and had his severed head dumped at the side of the road, an act that Al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility for.

French court jails Moroccan for life over foiled attack

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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.

US envoy airs concerns as France targets radical Islam

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US envoy airs concerns as France targets radical Islam

Ambassador Sam Brownback voiced concern about France, warning against "heavy-handed" measures as President Emmanuel Macron targets radical Islam.

France's democratic decline

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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 ...

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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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HRW condemns France for shutting down anti-Islamophobia group

The US-based rights advocacy group condemned France's shutting down of leading anti-discrimination group Collective Against Islamophobia.

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Hungary jails Syrian IS commander over imam beheading

A Syrian man was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

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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.

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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.

Singapore deports Bangladeshis over anti-France posts

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Singapore deports Bangladeshis over anti-France posts

The individuals, most of whom were construction workers, were accused of putting up social media posts 'which incited violence or stoked ...

Macron accuses Turkey of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

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Macron accuses Turkey of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

Macron accused Turkey of 'distorting' his words and 'playing on post-colonial resentment' in Africa.

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'.

Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

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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 the Muslim world and the west.

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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 ...

Malia Bouattia

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Comment: The abject failure of European counter-terror policies is clear for all to see. Doubling down on them will only worsen the problem, ...

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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 ...

EU chief calls for body 'to train imams'

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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.

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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.

France's Macron under fire for claims about Muslim girls

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France's Macron under fire for claims about Muslim girls

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote that Muslim children were being forced to wear the niqab while being raised 'in hatred'.

Teenager charged in France for hailing teacher's <em>beheading</em>

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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.

Vienna 'terror attack' leaves three dead

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Vienna 'terror attack' leaves three dead

The attacks were carried out in six different locations by "several suspects armed with rifles", the police said.

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