The Australian who carried out the terrorist attack in Christchurch was influenced by French Islamophobes, but just how far back does the country’s antipathy towards Islam go?
A manifesto by nearly 300 French personalities that urged prominent Muslims to obsolete anti-Jewish and anti-Christian references in the Quran has caused a furore in Turkey as well as in France.
In his address to the National Rifle Association, US President Donald Trump claimed that the victims could have stopped the deadly 2015 attacks on Paris, if they had guns.
French President Emmanuel Macron's year-old Republic on the Move (REM) and their allies were set to win between 355 and 425 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
The next French president is likely to shift the country's policy on the ongoing conflict, with each candidate having their own distinct view on what the solution is.
Bernard Cazeneuve was appointed after Manuel Valls stepped down to take part in the French presidential election.
Valls confirms he will enter the race to become the Socialist candidate for next year's presidential election in France, following current President Francois Hollande's announcement that he would not seek a second term.
President Francois Hollande said he did not want "France to be exposed to risks which would cost it dear".
US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks with his Russian counterpart on Saturday to discuss Syria in a meeting that will include foreign ministers from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Opposition candidate Jean Ping said the President Ali Bongo rigged the presidential elections and called for the international community "to help the people of Gabon."
France's Interior Minister met with senior Muslim representatives and agreed that efforts to foster good relations will include the creation of an Islamic foundation funded solely with French money.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says 20 mosques and prayer halls have been shut down in recent months and that more closures are to follow over exposure of radical views.
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