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Latest update : 2014-07-28

Halal tourism on the rise

The race to corner France’s Muslim market, which has already seen the development of such products as halal candy, cosmetics and clothing, has extended to holiday packages.

In what is already a 90-billion-euro business, tour operators offer stays in resorts with women-only swimming pools, alcohol- and pork-free meals, and calls to prayer.

Even in France, some guesthouses have jumped on the bandwagon and now offer "100% halal" holidays.

Our reporters followed French Muslim families on their halal holiday.

By Bethsabée ZARKA

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2014-12-19 Argentina

Argentina: The Kirchner era

The woman dubbed by some the new Eva Perón is a divisive figure. Cristina Kirchner succeeded her husband, Nestor, as president of Argentina back in 2007. A year ahead of...

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2014-02-14 Cameroon

Central African Republic and the 'convoy of hope'

Despite the presence of French troops and an African Union-led peacekeeping force, the situation in the Central African Republic remains extremely volatile. Clashes between the...

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2014-12-12 China

China: An 'Africatown' in Guangzhou

With twelve million inhabitants, Guangzhou, in southern China, is the third largest city after Shanghai and Beijing. Like the rest of globalised China, it attracts people from...

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2014-12-05 France

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2014-11-28 Lebanon

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