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In Iran, some take off their hijabs as hard-liners push back
Middle East

In Iran, some take off their hijabs as hard-liners push back

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman…
Saudi de-fangs religious police but plans to enforce ‘decency
Middle East

Saudi de-fangs religious police but plans to enforce ‘decency

Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned “public decency” law is…
Iran police’s assault on woman over headscarf stirs debate
Middle East

Iran police’s assault on woman over headscarf stirs debate

A grainy video of female officers from Iran’s morality police assaulting a young woman whose headscarf only loosely covered her…
IS militants in north Sinai showing their strength
Egypt

IS militants in north Sinai showing their strength

In the past three days, Islamic State militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating…
New app helps young Iranians avoid ‘morality police’
Science

New app helps young Iranians avoid ‘morality police’

A new smartphone application that helps Iranians dodge the Islamic Republic's "morality police" is proving popular with the young, tech-savvy…
Suez’s Sheikh Walid re-writes the constitution
Opinion

Suez’s Sheikh Walid re-writes the constitution

The daily arguments on the street and in public transportation in Suez following the stabbing to death of an engineering…
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