SYDNEY: An Australian Muslim woman who wore a burkini to a French beach said she was asked to leave despite a ban on the controversial full-bodied swimsuit recently being overturned.
PARIS, FRANCE: President Francois Hollande insisted on Thursday that France's strict laws separating church and state do not prevent the country's large Muslim minority from practising their religion.
NICE: A Nice court finally suspended the burkini ban on Thursday after authorities in the French Riviera resort had defied a ruling by the country's highest administrative court.
MARSEILLE, FRANCE: French resorts were defiant after a ban on the burkini in a Riviera town was overturned, vowing to keep the restrictions in place and continue imposing fines on women who wear the full-body swimsuit.
PARIS: France's highest administrative court will examine a request to overturn a ban on the burkini after photographs of police surrounding a woman on a beach fuelled the controversy over the Islamic swimsuit.
NICE: An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked as images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice went viral.
CANNES, PARIS: Ten Muslim women wearing burkinis to the beach have been apprehended by police in the southern French city of Cannes in the three weeks since it imposed a temporary ban on the full body swimsuit, a local official said.