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Afghan woman shot, blinded, for getting a job
Middle East

Afghan woman shot, blinded, for getting a job

KABUL (Reuters) – The last thing 33-year-old Khatera saw were the three men on a motorcycle who attacked her just…
Saudi Arabia women’s rights reforms may still be thwarted by custom
Middle East

Saudi Arabia women’s rights reforms may still be thwarted by custom

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi officials have hailed as “historic” new rights granted to women in Saudi Arabia that further dismantle…
Explainer: Who is targeting the Muslim Brotherhood?
Middle East

Explainer: Who is targeting the Muslim Brotherhood?

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, a…
Some executed in Saudi Arabia had protested their innocence
Middle East

Some executed in Saudi Arabia had protested their innocence

Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)–Long before Saudi Arabia announced it had carried out one of the largest mass executions in its history…
Islam allows women to propose to ‘good’ men: Azhar cleric
Life & Style

Islam allows women to propose to ‘good’ men: Azhar cleric

A high-ranking cleric and member of the Fatwa committee of the Sunni world’s main Islamic institution Al-Azhar Ahmed Refa’at said…
Greece limits Islamic Sharia law courts for Muslim minority
World

Greece limits Islamic Sharia law courts for Muslim minority

The Greek parliament has changed a century-old law that gave Islamic courts priority over family law matters among the Muslim…
Death sentences of Shias point to limits of Saudi reforms
Middle East

Death sentences of Shias point to limits of Saudi reforms

Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince hopes to transform the kingdom and modernize society, but the planned execution of 14 Shia…
Fatwa services now at Cairo metro stations
Egypt

Fatwa services now at Cairo metro stations

Official Spokesperson of the Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operations Ahmed Abd al-Hady, announced that Azhar Islamic Research Academy’s…
MP calls for law to grant female divorcees part of husband’s salary
Features/Interviews

MP calls for law to grant female divorcees part of husband’s salary

In a recent statement, an Egyptian female professor has called for a law that would grant female divorcees a part…
Al-Azhar to issue document to stand up for women’s rights in Islam
Egypt

Al-Azhar to issue document to stand up for women’s rights in Islam

As Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah Al-sisi announced that 2017 is the “women’s year", al-Azhar will issue a document detailing women's rights…
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