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The United Nations welcomed the court's decision, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, noting that the UN stood for
August 26, 2016 - 21:56 GMT
The council had heard an appeal by two groups - the French Human Rights League and the Collective Against Islamophobia in France - who sought to strike down a ban in the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet.
Philippine soldiers carry a body bag containing the body of a member of militant group Abu Sayyaf after their armed encounter at the village of Bongkaong, Patikul town, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao on August 26, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
August 26, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
There is a new push to eradicate the Daesh-linked militant group after its members beheaded an 18-year-old hostage.
There have been ten women fined so far this summer as part of the enforcement of the new French law. (Courtesy photo)
August 24, 2016 - 09:33 GMT
Four burly cops stood over the middle-aged woman, who had been quietly sunbathing on the Promenade des Anglais beach in Nice - yards from the scene of the Bastille Day lorry attack - and watched her take off a Muslim-style garment which protected her modesty.
Boko Haram fighters are seen in Nigeria. (AFP/File)
August 23, 2016 - 18:26 GMT
Other militants were injured or killed in the raid, but this isn't the first time Nigeria has reportedly 'killed' Abubakar Shekau.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI gives a speech at Tunisia's Constituent Assembly on May 31, 2014. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
HM King Mohammed VI on Saturday called on Moroccans living abroad to remain firmly committed to their religious values and to their time-honored traditions as they face up to the extremist phenomenon which has nothing to do with their culture or background.
France already has laws in place to prohibit wearing a full-face veil in public or a headscarf in public primary and high schools. (AFP/File)
August 17, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Rejecting claims that the bans, which can levy a 38-euro (43 dollar) fine, inhibits a woman's freedom to choose her attire, Valls asserted that the only liberty at stake was the "liberty to subjugate women."
A sketch of a suspect is secured to a post as men pray outside of the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid mosque where Imam Maulama Akonjee and his assistant, Thara Uddin, 64, were killed in a shooting on August 13 in the Queens borough of New York on August 15, 2016. (AFP/Getty Images/Spencer Platt)
August 16, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
The Bangladeshi community in Queens has implored police to investigate the killings as hate crimes.
Supporters of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood gesture support for Morsi. (AFP/File)
August 16, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Al-Ahram published a list of nearly 139 names whose assets were frozen on Monday.
Boko Haram on Aug. 14, 2016 released a video of the girls kidnapped in 2014. (AFP/File)
August 15, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
It is two years since more than 270 students were taken from their school in Northern Nigeria.
Ahmed Mohamed was arrested last September when he brought a homemade clock to his high school near Dallas, Texas. (File photo)
August 09, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
The lead attorney in the case said police showed 'blatant disregard' for the boy's civil rights.
Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has renewed calls for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Trump also predicted that other EU states would follow the UK's exit from the bloc because they had let too many migrants in.
Men show solidarity with women online. (Twitter)
August 01, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Activist group launches solidarity initiative amid ongoing fight against regulations forcing women to cover up.
Utilizing Twitter to attack with short comments, as is his wont, Trump opened by criticizing Clinton for not mentioning the term
July 29, 2016 - 09:04 GMT
Clinton spoke Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, and attacked what she portrayed as Trump's divisiveness, saying that the Republican nominee "wants us to fear each other."
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he wants to focus on people from countries
July 25, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Trump says his idea of a ban is meant for people entering the US from countries 'compromised by terrorism.'
Another recent ruling allows companies to refuse employment to Muslim women who wear headscarves. (Shutterstock)
July 14, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
The court said there was 'nothing to suggest' wearing a headscarf impaired her abilities to do her job as an IT worker.
Brexit flags. (AFP/File)
July 09, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
British police have logged a 42 percent increase in religious and race-based hate crimes since the Brexit vote.