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.
Government spokesman Hossam al-Qawish quoted by the official Middle East News Agency as saying that the emergency extension would come to an end on April 25.
Palestinian National Commission to Break the Siege NGO said that the new port would be "Gaza's window to the world."
Police source tells local newspaper that number of dead may be as high as 36; army troops now in area to assist police forces.
"Once again, appeasement encourages the aggressor to greater acts of violence. Time to step up our policy based on cold facts, not illusions," Tusk tweeted
The authorities accuse the BNP leader of ordering the attack as part of the party's campaign to blockade Dhaka to try to force a general election.
A protestor was killed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a security source said, on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Sheikh Naim Qassem's comments were the first reaction from the group's leadership to the missile attack in the Syrian province of Quneitra near the Israeli border.
Obama blamed Russia for the fighting that has flared anew between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine, and said the United States would consider additional options to ratchet up pressure on Moscow.
Fighting between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine has intensified in recent days after the rebels ruled out more peace talks.
Netanyahu said his priority was to urge the United States and other powers not to negotiate an Iranian nuclear deal that might endanger Israel.
Obama said the two countries had made progress on two issues holding up commercial civil nuclear cooperation, one of the major irritants in bilateral ties.
The election is expected to be one of the most closely fought in modern British history
Arms approved for Saudi Arabia included six weapons systems for testing and electronic surveillance equipment.
The kidnapping of Armel Ningatoloum Sayo follows the kidnapping earlier this week of a U.N. staff member and a French charity worker
Police said the deadliest explosion took place near Tahrir Square when a bomb placed in a plastic bag exploded near a popular restaurant