The bill was approved 75 to 33 at the National Assembly, where French President Emmanuel Macron’s party, which proposed the measure, has a large majority. The Senate has already adopted the bill.
Angry protesters in major cities reacted after police arrested Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan leader Saad Rizvi for threatening to hold protests if the government did not expel French ambassador over depictions of Prophet Muhammad.
France appears set to make the lives of Muslim women harder with additional laws on what they are allowed to wear.
Increasing the tax-free sum that grandparents will pass on to grandchildren may be contentious, as it would only favour families that are rich enough to benefit from the initiative.
Local officials say France's Operation Barkhane killed six civilians who had gone to hunt birds and rabbits in remote Gao region, but French forces claim they targeted militants.
Foreign Minister Najla al Mangoush tells visiting top diplomats of France, Germany and Italy that an estimated 20,000 mercenaries and foreign fighters must "leave the Libyan lands immediately."
Turkish Foreign Ministry has condemned President Emmanuel Macron's accusation that Ankara was attempting to meddle in the next French presidential election.
Just hours after AstraZeneca released results from its US trials promising high efficacy against Covid-19, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases issued an unusual public statement casting doubts over the recency of the data.
A struggling economy, vaccine side effects and a new variant that can evade PCR tests are making France’s Covid-19 strategy inordinately difficult.
French secularism is seen as discriminatory against Muslims by a growing number of students who seek greater tolerance in society.
The anti-Muslim climate in France is normalising a general crackdown on the countries 6 million-strong Muslim community.
Will the spectre of the left allying with Muslims be enough to stave off electoral defeat? Macron certainly seems to hope so.
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