Shiv Sena backs French President over cartoon row

Maharashtra’s ruling party the Shiv Sena has said those who engaged in the barbaric act of slitting throats in the name of religion in France are enemies of humanity and hence, French President Emmanuel Macron needs to be backed against it. Continue Reading

Thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons

Thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet continues to roil the Muslim world. Continue Reading

Bangladeshi Muslims rally against France

About 10,000 Bangladeshis from an Islamist group marched through the nation’s capital on Tuesday to denounce the display of caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in France, while the group’s leader urged Muslims around the world to boycott French products. Continue Reading

Johnson, Macron discuss Brexit in phone call

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation during which the latter was apprised that Britain wanted to explore every avenue to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union (EU), the media reported. Continue Reading

Armenia, Azerbaijan fight turns ugly

Heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, in the biggest escalation of a decades-old conflict in years that has killed dozens and left scores of others wounded. Continue Reading

France urges Israel to drop West Bank annexation plan

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to drop any plan to annex parts of the West Bank and elsewhere, the French presidency said in a statement. Continue Reading