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Paris streets set aflame as anti ‘police security’ protests take a violent turn

 Violence erupted in Paris on Saturday for the second consecutive weekend at a mass protest against a new security law, with demonstrators clashing with police, vehicles set alight and shop windows smashed. Thousands of people had began marching peacefully in Paris, waving banners that read “France, land of police rights” and “Withdrawal of the security […]...Read More

France set to ban Turkey’s ‘militant’ Grey Wolves after group graffiti name on Armenian memorial

France plans to ban a Turkish ultra-nationalist group known as the Grey Wolves, the interior minister said Monday, in a move that risks further straining of already tense relations with Ankara. The dissolution was announced after a memorial centre to mass killings of Armenians during World War I was defaced with graffiti including the name […]...Read More

Tens of thousands in Bangladesh take to streets to call for France boycotts

Streets thronged with thousands in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka on Monday decrying French President Emmanuel Macron, for his defense of the criticism of Islam as a right to freedom of speech.  The demonstrators called for a boycott of French products and made attempts to march to the French embassy but were halted in their tracks by the police.   France is an important trading partner and a major aid provider for Bangladesh. The Bangladesh government foregoing […]...Read More

Three killed in grisly knife attack in Nice, France

An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Nice, authorities said. It was the third attack in two months in France. The assailant was wounded by police and hospitalised after the killings at the Notre Dame Church, less than a kilometre from the site in […]...Read More

Erdogan calls for boycotts on French goods, EU support, to protest France’s ‘anti-religion’ agenda

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Monday for Turks to boycott French goods and urged European Union leaders to halt French leader Emmanuel Macron’s “anti-Islam” agenda. For a third day running Erdogan said that the French president needed a mental health check, repeating a rebuke that caused France to recall its ambassador from Ankara over […]...Read More

Pak PM warns Facebook of ‘hate against Islam’, calls for ban on Islamophobic content

Pakistan’s prime minister has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content on the site, warning of an increase in radicalisation amongst Muslims, the government said on Sunday. In the letter, shared by the Pakistani government on Twitter, Imran Khan said that “growing Islamophobia” is encouraging extremism and violence […]...Read More

UN’s 75th summit off to a hushed, virtual start, world leaders doubtful of results

The United Nations General Assembly, the annual extravaganza of world leaders’ speeches and round-the-clock diplomacy, opens Tuesday in a quiet hall as a virtual summit addresses the global crisis of Covid-19. For once, Midtown Manhattan will not be bunkered down in a frenzy of motorcades, and there will be no speculation of breakthrough meetings. Leaders […]...Read More