Brand designer credits French burkini ban for sales boom

Wednesday, 08 November 2017

The woman who invented the burkini has reaped a tenfold jump in sales since France banned her ......

Burkini creates controversy, ‘forbidden’ on beaches in Lebanon

Thursday, 29 June 2017

After controversial debates arose regarding wearing the Islamic swimsuit Burkini in Europe, the ......

‘Islam’ looms large in the French presidential elections

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Talmiz Ahmad is the former Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE.


Burkini debate distant in Turkey as Islamic fashion flourishes

Sunday, 02 October 2016

The debate over the Burkini has put Islamic fashion in the spotlight - but covering up doesn't have ......

‘First Italian burkini’ unveiled at Milan Fashion Week

Monday, 26 September 2016

Milan Fashion Week has just seen the launch of what is widely seen as the first made-in-Italy ......

Australian in ‘burkini’ made to leave French beach

Monday, 19 September 2016

An Australian Muslim woman who wore a burkini to a French beach said she was asked to leave despite ......

Five convicted in Corsica clash that sparked burkini tensions

Friday, 16 September 2016

A court in Corsica has convicted five people for violence on a beach that was initially believed ......

French school bars veiled Muslim mothers

Tuesday, 06 September 2016

Two Muslim mothers wearing headscarves were accosted and prevented from entering a nursery school on ......

French uproar creates opportunity for Israeli burkini makers

Saturday, 03 September 2016

France’s burkini controversy is boosting the bottom line for Israeli makers of modest ......

French PM in naked breasts call as burkini ban overruled

Thursday, 01 September 2016

A French court has overturned a ban on burkinis issued in Cannes - the first in a series of local ......

Bikini versus burkini: Which one is winning?

Thursday, 01 September 2016

Mohamed Chebarro is currently an Al Arabiya TV News program Editor. He is also an award winning journalist, roving war reporter and commentator. He covered most regional conflicts in the 90s for MBC news and later headed Al Arabiya’s bureau in Beirut and London. He tweets @mochebaro


British public favor burka ban: Poll reveals

Thursday, 01 September 2016

Twice as many British people support a ban on women wearing a burka than oppose one, with a majority ......

Burkini-phobia includes us too

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Diana Moukalled is the Web Editor at the Lebanon-based Future Television and was the Production & Programming Manager with at the channel. Previously, she worked there as Editor in Chief, Producer and Presenter of “Bilayan al Mujaradah,” a documentary that covers hot zones in the Arab world and elsewhere, News and war correspondent and Local news correspondent. She currently writes a regular column in AlSharq AlAwsat. She also wrote for Al-Hayat Newspaper and Al-Wasat Magazine, besides producing news bulletins and documentaries for Reuters TV. She can be found on Twitter: @dianamoukalled.


Banning burkinis – a tale of ignorance, bigotry and hypocrisy

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Chris Doyle is the director of CAABU (the London-based Council for Arab-British Understanding). He has worked with the Council since 1993 after graduating with a first class honors degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Exeter University. As the lead spokesperson for Caabu and as an acknowledged expert on the region, Chris is a frequent commentator on TV and Radio and gives numerous talks around the country on issues such as the Arab Spring, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Islamophobia and the Arabs in Britain. He has had numerous articles published in the British and international media. He has travelled to nearly every country in the Middle East. He has organized and accompanied numerous British Parliamentary delegations to Arab countries. He tweets @Doylech.


Hijab-clad UK cooking star praised as ‘poster child’ of multiculturalism

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The eagerly awaited two-part food travel documentary by British cooking TV star Nadiya Hussain ......