Ukraine: Activists launch 'Blood Bucket Challenge'In this edition: activists in Ukraine launch the "Blood Bucket Challenge"; British Muslims campaign against the Islamic State extremist group; and Parkour pros in unusual...
France In Focus
FRANCE IN FOCUS
French MP's financial woes dampen ruling party's credibilityThis week, a trade minister fired for tax irregularities is now said to have forgotten to pay his rent for the last three years. It's an omission that is likely to further dam...
Iraqi Sunnis quit govt talks after mosque massacreSunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing...
Hundreds protest Israeli wedding of 'Jew with Muslim'A bride who converted from Judaism to the Muslim faith and a Muslim groom were married on Sunday to cries of “Death to Arabs” as Israeli police held back about 200 angry protesters...
HURRIYET DAILY NEWS
Women should not laugh in public, Turkey's deputy PM saysWomen should not laugh out loud in public, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said in a speech this week, lamenting the alleged prevalence of “moral corruption” in Turkey.
Pakistan's Ahmadis living in fear of extremist attacksAs Muslims across the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, we look at the persecution suffered by Pakistan's Ahmadis. They consider themselves Muslim, but many Pakistanis see t...
Halal tourism on the riseThe 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.
Muslims prepare for Eid al-Fitr festivalThe Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday in many countries around the world, including Gulf states and France...
SPAIN / QATAR
Barcelona's mosque project controversyOver 2 billion euros to buy Barcelona's bullring La Monumental - that's what's being offered by the Emir of Qatar to turn the now empty venue into a giant mosque, th...
Mathieu Guidère, professor of islamic studies, University of ToulouseThe so-called "Arab Spring", which started three years and half ago in Tunisia, brought about political systems. But the societal changes are also interesting to observe....
In Burma, the rise of radical BuddhismBuddhism places great importance in non-violence and overcoming anger. Yet in Burma – a country 90% Buddhist - a very vocal group of monks has no qualms expressing their violent po...
Sharia law to be enshrined in British legal system?It's not often that a discreet publication in obscure legalese makes press headlines. But that is exactly what has happened in the UK, after the Law Society of England and Wal...