French comedian Dieudonne M’bala who has been sentenced to  two months in jail for incitement to hatred during a show in Belgium. Photograph:   Loic Venanceloic/Getty Images

A Belgian court sentenced controversial French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala on Wednesday to two months in prison and a €9,000 fine for making anti(...)

Residents in Beirut’s southern suburbs yesterday carry banners protesting against   Charlie Hebdo, which featured a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad as the cover of its first edition since the attack by Islamist gunmen. The text on the banner reads in Arabic: “ Insulting Prophet Mohammed, is an insult to all prophets, and to other religions”. Photograph: Reuters/ Khalil Hassan

You’ve got to feel sorry for the Berliner Zeitung, the German newspaper that last week decided to express its solidarity with the murdered journalists(...)

French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, who was due to address the rally in the Brussels suburb of Anderlecht. Photograph: Francois Durand/Getty Images

Police used water cannon yesterday to disperse a crowd after authorities banned a rally in Brussels that a French comedian accused of anti-Semitism wa(...)

 A handout image made available by the Israeli government press office showing Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  speaking to  British prime minister David Cameron at his office in Jerusalem today. Photograph: Kobi Gideon/EPA

British prime minister David Cameron has urged Israel to pursue a peace deal with Palestinians that could mean “an end of all conflict” in th(...)

 Everton’s Romelu Lukaku (right) and West Bromwich Albion’s Nicolas Anelka. Photograph: PA Wire

Roberto Martínez has leapt to the defence of Romelu Lukaku, after Everton’s on-loan striker offered support to Nicolas Anelka over his ‘quenelle’ ges(...)

Controversial Franco-Cameroonian comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala holds a press conference at the Theatre de la Main d’Or in Paris last night.  Dieudonne addressed the media following court rulings which imposed a state-backed ban on his comedy act because of the show’s antisemitic content. Photograph: EPA

A French comedian said last night he had dropped a show banned for its anti-Semitic language, and was planning one that would cause no objections.On F(...)

Marine Le Pen and National Front  deputy Gilbert Collard hold glasses with champagne surrounded by journalists as they attend the presentation of New Year wishes to the media in Nanterre on Tuesday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Marine Le Pen doesn’t want to reform Europe. It is, she says, “unreformable”. She wants to blow it up. Knock it down. Start over with “a space of c(...)

French author Marek Halter cleans the word ‘quenelle’ written on “The Wall For Peace” at the Champs de Mars near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

French interior minister Manuel Valls yesterday sent a three-page circular letter to the prefects, who are his enforcers, titled: “Struggle against ra(...)