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.
Prominent Tunisian opposition leader, Chokri Belaid, was assassinated on Wednesday, driving many to the streets. Officials fear the assassination may destabilize Tunisia's recent progress toward democracy.
The deaths of three Kurdish activists in Paris has spotlighted the complicated relationship between France, Turkey, and the Kurdistan Workers' Party. On Saturday, thousands of Kurds from across Europe arrived in Paris for a march to demand justice.