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Partial Dutch ban on face-covering clothing takes effect
World

Partial Dutch ban on face-covering clothing takes effect

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A new Dutch law took effect Thursday banning face-covering clothing — including the burqa and…
Afghan women fear turning back clock under Taliban
Middle East

Afghan women fear turning back clock under Taliban

KABUL (Reuters) – Eighteen years ago, at the height of the Taliban’s power in Afghanistan, Roshan Mashal secretly taught her…
Egyptian parliament member calls for banning full-face veil in government places
Egypt

Egyptian parliament member calls for banning full-face veil in government places

  MP Ghada Agamy, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives, proposed on Saturday that…
Austrian full-face veil ban comes into effect
Middle East

Austrian full-face veil ban comes into effect

People in Austria are now banned from covering their faces in public. The ban includes wearing the burqa, which hides…
‘Slow fashion’ designer takes aim at Trump’s travel ban
Fashion

‘Slow fashion’ designer takes aim at Trump’s travel ban

Earlier this year, the Brooklyn-based designer launched a line of products to protest President Trump’s travel ban when it was first proposed. The…
Behnaz Babazadeh’s candy burqas challenge cultural stereotypes
Fashion

Behnaz Babazadeh’s candy burqas challenge cultural stereotypes

The image of a veiled woman has become one of the most politically charged images of our time. The head-to-toe…
Strong anti-burqa sentiment in the sleepy Swiss canton of Ticino
World

Strong anti-burqa sentiment in the sleepy Swiss canton of Ticino

On July 1, Switzerland's southernmost canton of Ticino enforced a law banning the wearing of the burqa (traditional Islamic headdress…
Cairo University bans niqabs among teaching staff
Egypt

Cairo University bans niqabs among teaching staff

Cairo University has issued a decision banning female members of its teaching staff from wearing the Islamic full face cover…
European Court of Human Rights upholds French law banning veil
World

European Court of Human Rights upholds French law banning veil

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld France's 2010 ban on full-face veils in public, dismissing a case…
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