The book about censorship was banned over "offensive images" containing cartoons depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were the same ones published in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in 2015.
18 Nov 2020
An Islamist party has called off anti-France protests and claimed the Pakistani government agreed to sever diplomatic ties with Paris over Prophet Muhammad's cartoons. The government did not immediately confirm the move.
26 Oct 2020
Several Middle Eastern countries are calling for boycotts of French products after President Emmanuel Macron defended cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. The French government is urging an end to the backlash. Also, China gets set to update its five-year economic plan, and Samsung could be in for an ownership shakeup following the death of Chairman Lee Kun-hee.