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Marseille's plans for a Grand Mosque stall

The city of Marseille, France’s second biggest, is home to the country’s largest Muslim population. About one in four of its residents are Muslims. Yet you’d be hard pressed to find a single proper mosque in town.

Justice

France is ‘at war’ with Islamists, says prime minister

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The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, told parliament in Paris that the country is ‘at war’ with terrorism and radical Islamists. But he stressed France is not at war with Islam. Ten thousand troops are being deployed to protect potential targets, like Jewish schools.

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Lifestyle & Belief

Ramadan begins

Ramadan starts today with the sighting of the crescent moon. For the next month, practicing Muslims won't eat or drink anything during daylight hours.

Lifestyle & Belief

Awakening councils

One-time Sunni insurgents in Iraq have helped stabilize the country through so-called "Awakening Councils,� but as The World's Katy Clark reports, their role in the future could depend on how the Sunnis get along with Iraq's Shiite-dominated government.

Lifestyle & Belief

Jerusalem's Ramadan cannon

Reporter Irris Makler reports on Jerusalem's Ramadan cannon. The sound of the cannon signals the end of fasting each day during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. The same family in Jerusalem has been firing the Ramadan cannon for generations.

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Ramadan traditions

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is one steeped in tradition: fasting, family and food. The World's Aaron Schachter reports on a dying Ramadan tradition in Syria: the art of story-telling.

Lifestyle & Belief

African labor dispute in Colorado

Some African Muslim immigrants at a meatpacking plant in Colorado are protesting work conditions that they say affected their ability to observe Ramadan. The labor dispute has revealed bad feelings in the Colorado city.