Women in Riyadh feel more at ease without niqab

Monday, 14 November 2016

The land-locked Saudi capital Riyadh has long been culturally conservative in comparison to other ......

Bulgaria bans full-face hijab

Saturday, 01 October 2016

Bulgaria banned on Friday face-covering hijabs in public, joining a small number of EU countries as ......

The hijab, niqab and burkini

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

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Male ISIS fighters caught dressed in niqab fleeing Manbij

Monday, 25 July 2016

A group of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants were reportedly caught in women’s ......

Syrian woman seen throwing off niqab after ISIS leaves village

Saturday, 11 June 2016

A Syrian woman has been pictured joyfully throwing off her niqab - the face-covering veil made ......

ISIS ‘locks women in cages’ for flouting strict dress code in Raqqa

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Two Syrian women on Friday were locked in a cage full of skeletons in punishment for violating ......

Bulgarian town bans Islamic face veil in public

Thursday, 28 April 2016

The central Bulgarian town of Pazardzhik banned the wearing of full-face veils in public on ......

Latvia mulls face veil ban - but only 3 women wear them

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Latvia is looking to ban the niqab, a face covering veil worn by some Muslim women - although only ......

Why a niqab ban will be major step back for Egyptian women

Saturday, 12 March 2016

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Canada ends legal fight to ban niqab

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Canada withdrew on Monday its appeal to the high court of a decision that struck down a popular ban ......

Canada court rules for niqab wearer in citizenship ceremonies

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

With only two weeks left before October 19 legislative elections, a woman's right to wear the veil, ......

Muslim face veils hot topic in Canadian debate

Friday, 25 September 2015

Canadian opposition leaders accused Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper of playing divisive ......

Kuwaiti police nab man who dressed as woman near mosque

Thursday, 09 July 2015

A man who was arrested disguised as a woman near a mosque in Kuwait has reportedly said that he was ......

Khloe Kardashian sparks Instagram buzz with Dubai niqab picture

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Reality star Khloe Kardashian landed in Dubai, according to five of her Instagram posts in the past ......

Debate over Muslim veils in universities surfaces in France

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The debate over wearing a veil at public universities has resurfaced in France following several ......