Web users are tracking hurricane Earl that could threaten the United States. In the Maghreb region, bloggers are debating imposed fasting during Ramadan, and the paper version of the prestigious Oxford English dictionary could soon disappear.
Muslims around the world are currently celebrating Ramadan. For some, this month of fasting is easier than for others. Approximately 20% of the French army has Muslim origins. We look at how these soldiers uphold their traditions in some of the most difficult conditions.
Two Spanish hostages held by al Qaeda's North African offshoot are freed. But rumours in the press that a ransom was paid lead to a burning debate on whether cash should be handed to militants. In Morocco, youngsters ignore the holy month of Ramadan. And a Kuwaiti TV station is forced to apologise. After an animated series paints a less than complimentary picture of Moroccan women. Officials say the program amounts to international slander.
An ongoing territorial dispute between Morocco and Spain flares up and then fizzles out.
Algeria's East West Highway is up and running but is not a smooth drive.
And a hit with young people in Algeria. The country's first musical tackles social issues.
Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux pushes ahead with his summer crackdown on illegal immigrants, with the gypsy communities in his sights. It lead the United Nations to slam France on what it calls a resurgence of racism and xenophobia.
Tehran football club Steel Azin FC said Sunday it had fired one of its star players, Ali Karimi, for not fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and for insulting Iranian football federation officials.
As Ramadan starts, Algerians struggle as the food prices reach a high. In Libya, an Israeli photographer jailed for spying is set free. And tensions rise in the border town of Melilla as Moroccans accuse Spanish border police of racism.
Israel puts the finishing touches on its Iron Dome, a shield meant to stop enemy rockets. And on the other side of the border, Hassan Nasrallah accuses Israel of being behind the murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri as the international tribunal is about to release its first charges. And as Muslims enter the holy month of Ramadan, food prices spike in many Middle Eastern countries.
With 5 million potential consumers, demand for halal food in France is soaring. Industry and supermarket chains are taking notice. But there's no regulatory body ensuring compliance with religious law. France 24 takes a closer look at this burgeoning market, where profit often supersedes religious concerns.