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In Dijon, France, municipal authorities demanded the annulment of the name by mobilizing a mother's newborn child to call the 'Jihad'.

According to local media reports, unknown mother, who gave birth last week, tried to give her child name to the 'Jihad' during the registration process.

The prosecutor's office in the court of Dijon stated that they took into account the complaint because "the word jihad is used in the context of terror by fundamentalist religious groups in the...

France has the largest Jewish community in Europe - around 550,000 people.

Increasingly, however, many say they no longer feel safe in their country.

The Pinto family chose to move away from Seine-Saint-Denis, a Paris suburb.

Last year, three men locked them up for several hours in their home. They were "targeted" because of their religion.

"They told us, you are Jews, so you have money,'' says Roger Pinto. "They tied up my son, and they kicked my wife in the ribs...

Cathy Rehner, also known as Sara (her name taken during her conversion to Islam), disappeared on May 9, 2016. The young woman had to go to a professional meeting in Largentière, Ardeche. But then she did not give any sign of life.

Two years later, in May 2018, her ex-partner finally admitted to having killed her and left her in a forest. 

Now, Cathy Rehner's relatives who must finally recover her remains, wish to bury him in the Muslim square of the Aubenas cemetery.

 It...

“I sleep here.” 21-year-old Ahmad points to a grubby blanket on a patch of soil beneath an apartment block in northern Paris. It’s 3am in October but the Afghan national wears only a T-shirt. His arm bears a small bullet wound, and a cluster of self-inflicted slashes cover both wrists.

“I got a letter saying if I find you anywhere in Afghanistan, I will shoot you directly like your father,” he says in perfect English, sweeping back an overgrown fringe. “I said to my mother, ‘Goodbye,...

Bosnian police blocked about 400 migrants from reaching the border with its neighbour and EU member Croatia on October 23, sparking a scuffle, shortly after thwarting another group in a similar attempt.

"They tried to cross by force. The police turned them down. There was a scuffle," police spokeswoman Snezana Galic told AFP of the confrontation near the Maljevac border post, where about 100 police were deployed.

No injuries were reported. By late evening, some 100 migrants...

The UN Human Rights Committee on October 22 criticised France's so-called burqa ban, saying the law "violated" the rights of two women who were fined for wearing full-face veils in public.

The committee called for the women to be compensated and for a review of the 2010 law that forbids people from publicly wearing clothing that conceals their face.

"The French law disproportionately harmed the petitioners' right to manifest their religious beliefs," the committee said in a...

A French man and his guide dog being kicked out of a supermarket has sparked outrage on social media in France.

"Sir, I have hygiene standards to respect, I cannot accept any animals in the store.” This is what a supermarket employee told Arthur Aumoite, a visually impaired man, when he tried to enter a Monoprix store in Marseille with his guide dog Loya to buy groceries.

Aumoite posted a four-minute video of the interaction on his Facebook page on October 8 along with a post...

France is pushing for the Aquarius to dock and disembark dozens of migrants in Malta, a presidential source said on September 25, after the ship’s Panamanian registration was revoked over the weekend.

"We are clear on the fact that it shouldn't spend four to five days at sea going towards France or Spain or anywhere," a French presidential source told the AFP on condition of anonymity. "It needs to dock soon and it is close to Malta at the moment.”

The development came hours...

On September 20, a 48-year-old woman denounced an assault she claimed to have been a victim.

She recounted cycling near the Galamé Park in  Loon-Plage when she was attacked by a group of seven to eight people.

She said she had two cuts on the legs, and a blow to the head. She had been stitched up with eight stitches. 

Her hearing and confrontation with the alleged perpetrators, Afghan and Pakistani migrants, made it clear that she had lied. 

This Thursday, she...

French President Emmanuel Macron has told a young unemployed gardener that there are lots of employers seeking staff.

"I can find you a job just by crossing the road," said Mr Macron, after the man brought up his concerns during a street encounter in Paris.

The jobseeker replied that employers did not respond to his applications.

France has an unemployment rate of about 10%, which is above the European average.

Mr Macron has responded by trying to make it easier...

France acknowledged for the first time it was responsible for systematic torture during the Algerian war of independence in the mid-1950s. 

President Emmanuel Macron said on September 13 that Maurice Audin, a communist pro-independence activist who disappeared in 1957, "died under torture stemming from the system instigated while Algeria was part of France."

Macron, who paid a visit to Audin's widow on Thursday, was also set to announce "the opening of archives on the subject...

French police on Aug. 12 searched for a driver who rammed his car through the front doors of a mosque in a suburb of Lille in northern France, a police source said.

No one was injured in the incident which occurred at about midnight.

France is on alert after a wave of Islamist attacks in past years that have killed more than 240 people.

“The car broke through the doors of the Al Wifaq mosque,” the police source told Reuters.

An official in the local prefecture...

She was walking on a Paris street when it happened, not far from her home. In a scene that has shocked an entire nation, a man approached her in broad daylight, struck her in the face and somehow managed to get away.

Marie Laguerre, a 22-year-old architectural student, released CCTV footage of the incident on her personal Twitter account. It shows her rounding a corner on July 24, trailed shortly thereafter by a man who is clearly saying something to her, although the video has no...

Four people accused of illegally helping migrants cross the border into France were being questioned by police on July 17, the latest case over aid provided to refugees on the move through Europe.

The activists, part of the "Tous Migrants" association, took part in a solidarity march of 100 activists escorting some 20 migrants over an Alpine pass last April.

They were responding to a blockade set up at a nearby mountain pass by several dozen far-right activists from Generation...

As France clinched its second-ever World Cup win over Croatia thanks to goals by migrants and a Muslim, fans and onlookers quickly pointed out the need for the country to apply its victories on the field to life off the field.

Often in the spotlight for its xenophobic and Islamophobic social policies, France didn't seem to mind when it came to good footballers, stocking 78.3 percent of its team with immigrants, a third of whom are Muslim. That was the highest percentage among any...