Sat, May 25 2013
Palestinian women attend a protest against France's decision to ban female Muslim students from wearing the Hijab, the traditional Muslim head dress in French schools, at the Khan younis refugee camp southern Gaza Strip, September 4 2004.
Critics claim the government is unfairly targeting members of the Muslim faith who choose to wear the garment. They say it violates the French constitution, and have vowed to take the issue to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Issue of immigration is playing high in Dutch campaign, with far-right Dutch Freedom Party expected to finish in top three.
Russian supreme court hears an appeal of 12 Muslims from Tatarstan imprisoned on charges of attempting to topple local government.
If approved, measure would ban all clothing that partially or completely covers face.
Artificial insemination has been banned in Turkey for several years, but now the government appears to determined to end the practice altogether.
Islamic terrorist organisations were infiltrating the Balkans through the establishment of cells and transfer of funds, and wanted to exploit tensions between Muslim and Christian communities in the region, Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman says.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.