Latest News Wires French veil ban on Muslim face covers upheld by European court

French veil ban: Since 2011, France has banned women from hiding their face in public. France has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe, but a court ruled that the veil ban is a legitimate bid to promote harmony in a diverse population.

By , Associated Press

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld France's law banning face-covering Muslim veils from the streets, in a case brought by a woman who claimed her freedom of religion was violated.