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Turkey allows female students to wear hijab to school

Sep 24, 2014

Turkey allows female students to wear hijab to school

Female students in Turkey are free to wear the Islamic veil, or the hijab, to class, the country's Education Minister Nabi Avci has announced. #Religion #Islam #Turkey #Veil #Schools #Tayyip Erdogan #Hijab
'Chastity patrols' to ensure Iranian women are well covered

Sep 19, 2014

'Chastity patrols' to ensure Iranian women are well covered

"Chastity patrols", created by an Iranian paramilitary group, are patrolling the streets of Iran to force women to go "well covered" in public. #Islam #Iran #Veil #Hijab #Iranian women #Chastity patrols #paramilitary group #Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
India flexes muscle as IAF lands Hercules aircraft at Ladakh's Daulat Beg Oldie

Aug 20, 2013

India flexes muscle as IAF lands Hercules aircraft at Ladakh's Daulat Beg Oldie

The DBO sector was in the news on 16 April due to intrusion by troops of the People's Republic Army of China. #HowThisWorks #IAF #C 130J-30 Super Hercules #Daulat Beg Oldie #Veiled Vipers #Group Captain Tejbir Singh
France interior stands by veil ban after riots

Jul 22, 2013

France interior stands by veil ban after riots

The 2010 law was brought in by conservative former president Nicolas Sarkozy and targets burqa and niqab garments that conceal the face rather than the headscarf that is more common among French Muslim women. #Nicolas Sarkozy #France #NewsTracker #France veil ban
'Egypt's first veiled news anchor is a victory for freedom'

Sep 04, 2012

'Egypt's first veiled news anchor is a victory for freedom'

Egypt's first veiled newsreader on state television has drawn support from many viewers for ending an unwritten rule under ousted Hosni Mubarak that kept covered women out of the top job, although some fretted it could herald social restrictions. #Egypt #Hosni Mubarak #Freedom #Mohammed Mursi #first veiled news anchor #Fatma Nabil
'Egypt's first veiled news anchor is a victory for freedom'

Sep 25, 2014

Instead of clarity on Iraq mission, Harper plays peek-a-boo: Tim Harper

OTTAWA—As this country moves deeper into a protracted war that could last years, Canadians deserve clarity. What they are getting from their prime minister is a game of peek-a-boo. Stephen Harper has become the international man of mystery, his lates... #European Union #Washington, D.C. #Iraq #United Nations #The Pentagon #Barack Obama #NATO #Stephen Harper #House of Commons #Wales #Rob Nicholson
'Egypt's first veiled news anchor is a victory for freedom'

Sep 28, 2014

Ibrahimovic: Someone stopped me winning the Champions League in 2010

The Swedish striker has taken a thinly-veiled dig at Pep Guardiola, implying that his tactics cost Barcelona the European Cup in his sole season at Camp No... #Zlatan Ibrahimovic #Spain #France #Europe #FC Barcelona
'Egypt's first veiled news anchor is a victory for freedom'

Sep 21, 2014

Lifting the veil on Ireland's fastest-growing religion

Isis atrocities are having an impact way beyond the Middle East. Just ask those Irish Muslims who have to contend with Islamaphobia. Lorraine O'Connor has had to get used to the "go back to where you come from" taunts. They occur more frequently than... #Middle East #Dublin, Ireland