Friday, July 1, 2022


Macron clashes with Le Pen over hijab ban

While polls indicate Macron is ahead they also point to a far tighter race between the centrist and the far-right leader than in their 2017 run-off.

French presidential candidate vows headscarf fines in tight election battle

Marine Le Pen says her pledge to ban the headscarf in all public spaces will be enforced by police in the same way as seatbelt-wearing in cars.

Minister condemns racist jibe against national sprinter who wore hijab at Olympics

Zuraida Kamaruddin says the athlete's attire had nothing to do with her performance.

French president’s party abandons candidate over hijab poster

In strongly secular France, religious symbols are frowned upon in politics.

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