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.
Roadside bomb kills 1, injures 2 other girls and 2 army rangers the night before Eid holiday in Pattani province
Victims were apparently in the water or very close to it when the lightning struck
Security agencies are yet to comment on these attacks in Adamawa, one of the three northeastern states under emergency rule
The union called for ending a blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2006
Buqaeiqis said the staff of the British embassy left Libya upon instructions from the British Foreign Ministry, which wanted to downsize the British diplomatic mission in her country
All 15 council members had agreed on the statement, diplomats said, and it would be formally adopted
The Russian statement described the crisis in Ukraine as an "internal conflict."
Manguud had just finished addressing a meeting before he headed to his vehicle a short time before the bomb went off
In just a three-day period late last week, 10 Palestinians died and some 600 wounded during a spate of angry protests against the prolonged military offensive in nearby Gaza.
The new chairman, Mihail Mikov, was the speaker of Bulgaria's parliament during the outgoing Socialist-led coalition
The statement of the Tunisian cabinet follows a Crisis Committee meeting, headed by Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa
Israeli police arrested the Jewish protesters who carried Palestinian flags and waved victory signs
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked for yet another extension of the humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza
Around 5,000 people demonstrated in Brussels to protest Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, which have killed over 1,000 Palestinians
Dozens of suspected communist guerillas attack military vehicle in Philippines south, injuring 4 of 5 troops onboard