The hijab, niqab and burkini

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Abdulrahman al-Rashed is the Chairman of Al Arabiya's Editorial Board and former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. A veteran and internationally acclaimed journalist, he is a former editor-in-chief of the London-based leading Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, where he still regularly writes a political column. He has also served as the editor of Asharq al-Awsat’s sister publication, al-Majalla. Throughout his career, Rashed has interviewed several world leaders, with his articles garnering worldwide recognition, and he has successfully led Al Arabiya to the highly regarded, thriving and influential position it is in today. He tweets @aalrashed.


UN hails suspension of France’s burkini ban, slams ‘stigmatization’

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The UN on Tuesday welcomed a decision by France’s highest administrative court to suspend a ......

France’s Sarkozy says would change constitution to ban burkinis

Monday, 29 August 2016

Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy said on Monday he would change the country’s ......

Israel seeks to ‘cover up,’ while France says ‘take it off’

Monday, 29 August 2016

While France’s controversial call for a burkini ban started an international debate on what is ......

Burkini clash sets tone for France’s elections

Sunday, 28 August 2016

The national identity crisis exposed by France’s burkini controversy is threatening to set the ......

Burkini ban is the culture war desired by extremists on both sides

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy and Adj Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College. He completed his PhD from the University of Cambridge and served as an International Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a World Fellow at Yale. Over the years he has met and advised numerous world leaders on policy development and was ranked as a Top 100 Global Thinker by the European Social Think Tank in 2010 and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He tweets @AzeemIbrahim


Turkey allows Muslim policewomen to wear headscarf

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Turkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their ......

Mayors to defy French court’s burkini ban ruling

Friday, 26 August 2016

Several mayors in southeast France on Friday said they would maintain their bans on the Islamic ......

Burkini ban: US warns tourists to obey French law

Thursday, 25 August 2016

The United States said Wednesday it does not support bans by French resorts on Muslim swimwear but ......

Scotland allows women police officers to wear hijab

Thursday, 25 August 2016

After Canada allowed its officers to wear hijabs as part of their uniforms, Scotland’s police ......

French PM: Burkini symbolizes ‘enslavement of women’

Thursday, 25 August 2016

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended a ban on burkinis in more than a dozen coastal towns on ......

Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked Wednesday as images of a veiled ......

French Muslim body to meet with government on burkini

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

 The head of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) will meet Interior Minister Bernard ......

Canada’s Justin Trudeau defends the burkini

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday defended individual rights and freedoms while ......

Tribunal confirms French resort’s burkini ban

Monday, 22 August 2016

A French administrative tribunal on Monday upheld a burkini ban decided by a Riviera resort which ......