World Bulletin / News Desk
The leader of France‘s far-right National Front (FN) party stepped up her offensive against Islam Friday, calling for a public ban on the Muslim headscarf.
Marine Le Pen‘s remarks in an interview with Le Monde newspaper come amidst tensions in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film and French cartoons insulting to Prophet Mohammed.
Le Pen had been calling for a ban on religious symbols in public administrations but left open whether it should extend to public transport and not discussed a ban in the street.
Asked if a ban would include the Jewish kippa, she said: "Obviously if we ban the veil, we would ban the kippa in public places."
Religious symbols are currently banned only in state schools. A separate law bans the Muslim face veil in public places.
Le Pen came third in this year‘s presidential elections on an anti-immigrant platform.
Egyptian security forces detained senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Ali Beshr
Under the new guidelines, security personnel will be allowed to take their guns home, while army reservists and police officers will be able to carry guns on their person
Sisi has previously refused to intervene in the case, suggesting that doing so would undermine judicial independence
The list includes the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society and the Cordoba Foundation, along with a number of other Islamic research, advocacy and social organisations
Kosovo's two biggest parties agreed "in principle" on Wednesday to form a government, the Balkan country's president said, signalling an end to more than five months of damaging political deadlock.
The Israeli army issued demolition orders for five Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.
Senate President David Mark shut down the national assembly, postponing debate on a bill to extend a state of emergency in three states
University of Hong Kong poll reveals support for pro-democracy movement ebbing
Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed an average of 13 people each day in the eight weeks since the ceasefire agreement, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said
Stoltenberg said the problem was not just where the Russians are flying but that they are not turning on their transponders or communicating
They said Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, who they described as the militant group's leader in Mosul, was killed with his driver when their car was hit
Assange has been stuck inside Ecuador's London embassy since June 2012 to avoid a British extradition to Sweden.
Washington backs Kiev in its struggle against the pro-Russian separatists in two eastern regions of Ukraine and has imposed sanctions on Russia over its policies in the crisis.
Israel said it would cooperate with a United Nations investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N. facilities during last summer's Gaza war
Xu Caihou, a former vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, had confessed to taking "massive" bribes in exchange for help in promotions.
We can increase trade value to $10 billion rapidly and enchance cooperation in many areas, Erdogan said.