GENEVA: Switzerland's lower house on Tuesday narrowly approved a draft bill on a nationwide burqa ban, the ATS news agency reported, but the measure remains far from coming into force.
While the issue has been a subject of debate in Spain, there is currently no law banning any kind of veil in public places -- not even the face-covering burka or niqab like in neighbouring France. The exclusion of Takwa Rejeb from class…
PARIS: The feted star of an internationally-acclaimed film, Afghan actress Marina Golbahari and her husband have been chased from their home to the brink of suicide in a filthy French asylum shelter after she was photographed without a…
SEOUL/WASHINGTON: Ahead of a rare ruling party Congress next month, secretive North Korea is revealing details of its weapons development program for the first time, showcasing its push to develop long-range nuclear missiles despite…
TEHRAN: Iran has impounded tens of thousands of cars since March because women inside the vehicles had not properly covered their hair with a headscarf, Tehran's traffic police said Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's top religious body has said women are not required to cover their faces, hands or feet under Islamic Sharia law, a rare judgement from the conservative council of clerics seen as "encouraging" by rights activists…
PARIS: France's government is drawing up a new set of rules for theatres after Paris Opera ejected woman for wearing a veil during a performance, the institution's deputy director said Sunday.
LONDON: When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand – and she started to wear a headscarf.
LONDON: When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf.