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New bill punishes husband with imprisonment if he hides second marriage from first wife
Egypt

New bill punishes husband with imprisonment if he hides second marriage from first wife

A new personal status bill, which is up for discussion at Egypt’s House of Representatives’ Legislative Committee, stipulates imposing a…
Dorra Zarrouk responds to attacks against her marriage
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Dorra Zarrouk responds to attacks against her marriage

Tunisian actress Dorra defended herself on Monday against harsh criticism she has received for reportedly second wife of architect Hany…
Tunisia’s Essebsi shaped transition since overthrow of Ben Ali
Middle East

Tunisia’s Essebsi shaped transition since overthrow of Ben Ali

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who helped shape his country’s democratic transition after a 2011 revolution ended…
Egypt’s top cleric calls polygamy ‘injustice,’ draws debate
Society

Egypt’s top cleric calls polygamy ‘injustice,’ draws debate

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top Muslim cleric has stirred up controversy after saying that polygamy is an “injustice” for women,…
Israel looks to tackle Bedouin polygamy
Middle East

Israel looks to tackle Bedouin polygamy

LAKIYA, Israel (AP) — On Hadra al-Faqira’s wedding anniversary, just weeks after she gave birth to a daughter, her husband…
Draft law proposes jailing husbands who remarry without telling first wife
Egypt

Draft law proposes jailing husbands who remarry without telling first wife

A new law draft will soon face the legislative body of parliament, calling for jailing husbands who remarry without telling…
Former Endowments Ministry official: Prophet Solomon married 600 women, slept with 100 in one night
Egypt

Former Endowments Ministry official: Prophet Solomon married 600 women, slept with 100 in one night

 Salem Abdel Gelil, the former under secretary of the Endowments Ministry, said polygamy was widespread before Islam without conditions or…
What’s in an image: Women of the small screen
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What’s in an image: Women of the small screen

  A family’s strongman in an Upper Egyptian village sits confidently home as he receives congratulations for his marriage to…
Libyan PM promises brighter future for women
World

Libyan PM promises brighter future for women

Women "will have a place" in Libya after the fall of Muammar Qadhafi, interim Prime Minister Abdel Rahim al-Kib said…
Egyptian women protect rights from Islamist groups
Egypt

Egyptian women protect rights from Islamist groups

Feminists dismayed that Egypt's revolution is failing to advance their cause are trying to rally disparate women's groups to defend…
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