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In what appears to be the first recorded instance of its kind, a Malian woman has given birth to nine babies at the same time at a clinic in Morocco

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

Lessons in intolerance

Khaled Diab

Lessons in intolerance

Comment: Those protesting images of the prophet being shown in a class on blasphemy display the kind of intolerance our schools are working to overcome, writes Khaled Diab.

Ricky Gervais faces backlash over Prophet Muhammad <em>cartoon</em> comments

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Ricky Gervais faces backlash over Prophet Muhammad cartoon comments

The comedian has joined the row over a schoolteacher who was suspended for showing his class a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.

Turkish prosecutor indicts French journalists over Erdogan-mocking caricature

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Turkish prosecutor indicts French journalists over Erdogan-mocking caricature

A Turkish prosecutor called for four French journalists to be sentenced to up to four years in prison over a cartoon mocking Erdogan

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Prophet Mohammed cartoon sparks second day of UK protests

Demonstrators claimed the images were taken from the controversial French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and said that 'Islamophobia won’t be tolerated.'

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Turkish journalist briefly detained over cartoon tweet

A journalist from Cumhuriyet was arrested for a cartoon which was said to be insulting to a religious cleric.

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Women cartoon characters must 'wear hijab', rules Iran's Khamenei

Wearing the hijab and modest clothing became mandatory for women in Iran, following the Islamic revolution of 1979.

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Turkey probes tweet by Dutch far-right chief Wilders

The Dutch anti-Islam MP tweeted an image of President Erdogan showing the left side of his face, bearded and darker-skinned, against the ...

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.

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.

European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

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European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

'An Open Letter to President Macron' was put together by 28 Islamic institutions and associations around Europe.

50,000 take part in anti-France rally in Bangladesh

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50,000 take part in anti-France rally in Bangladesh

This marks the biggest anti-France demonstration yet in Bangladesh.

France ambassador to return to Turkey amid tensions

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France ambassador to return to Turkey amid tensions

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the ambassador to Ankara will return to chase up clarification on recent statements made by ...

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Mass rally in Yemen's Taiz over Macron's anti-Islam remarks

Thousands of protesters gathered in Taiz in support of Islam and its Prophet Muhammad on Saturday, amid rising tensions between Muslims and France.

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Macron faces backlash after claiming 'secularism never killed anyone'

Amid global outrage at his remarks on Islam, Emmanuel Macron appears to have dug his heels in with his latest comment.

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Macron wavers on cartoon stance amid global backlash

In an apparent bid to reach out to Muslims, Macron gave a long interview setting out his vision to Qatar-based TV channel Al-Jazeera, seeking to ...

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France seeks to uncover Nice attacker's links

French authorities are seeking to ascertain whether the young Tunisian man suspected of killing three people inside a Nice church had outside ...

French archbishop stands against offensive Prophet Muhammad cartoons

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French archbishop stands against offensive Prophet Muhammad cartoons

The Archbishop of Toulouse Robert Le Gall said there are limits to freedom of expression, as France continues to defend offensive Prophet ...

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Hezbollah chief urges France to back down over cartoons

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said 'No Muslim in the world will accept the dignity of our Prophet, being insulted'.

Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

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Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday while smaller anti-France protests also took place in the ...

France ready to help Turkey, Greece after deadly earthquake

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France ready to help Turkey, Greece after deadly earthquake

The offer of aid in the wake of the major quake comes despite high tensions between France and Turkey.

Danish far-right party launches campaign to republish Prophet cartoons

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Danish far-right party launches campaign to republish Prophet cartoons

The Danish anti-immigration party has launched a fundraiser to pay for newspaper advertisements featuring the Charlie Hebdo caricatures.

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