Sri Lanka bans face covering after attacks

Monday, 29 April 2019

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced a ban on face covering, a week after ......

Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils at work

Friday, 19 October 2018

Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, ......

First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil

Saturday, 04 August 2018

A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab on Friday became the first person in Denmark to be fined for ......

A crime or a right? Some Danish Muslims to defy face veil ban

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

On Aug. 1, when face veils are banned in Denmark, Sabina will not be leaving her niqab at home. ......

American Univeristy in Cairo retracts on-campus niqab ban

Monday, 18 December 2017

The American University in Cairo (AUC) retracted a decision banning women form wearing the niqab, a ......

Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab ......

Austrian coalition pledges face veil ban, curbs on foreign workers

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Austria’s coalition government promised on Monday to ban Muslim face-covering veils and to ......

Muslim kicked off US flight because attendant ‘felt uncomfortable’

Saturday, 16 April 2016

A veiled Muslim woman was kicked off a Southwest Airlines plane heading to Chicago after the flight ......

French minister under fire for linking veil-wearing to slavery

Thursday, 31 March 2016

France's minister for women’s rights came under fire on Thursday for saying Muslim women who ......

On one man’s decision to ‘shield his wife’ in Saudi Arabia

Monday, 28 March 2016

Turki Aldakhil is the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.


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

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Yara al Wazir is a humanitarian activist. She is the founder of The Green Initiative ME and a developing partner of Sharek Stories. She can be followed and contacted on twitter @YaraWazir


What’s the deal with Egypt and the veil?

Saturday, 08 August 2015

Yara al Wazir is a humanitarian activist. She is the founder of The Green Initiative ME and a developing partner of Sharek Stories. She can be followed and contacted on twitter @YaraWazir


Hijab-wearing women say they are being 'turned away' at Egyptian resorts

Monday, 27 July 2015

Many Egyptian women say they are facing a difficult summer season as Hijab-free zones seem to have ......

Chad warning on veil ban after deadly Boko Haram bombing

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Chadian police on Sunday warned that anyone found wearing the Muslim full-face veil would be ......

Women escaping ISIS victoriously remove black clothing

Saturday, 06 June 2015

Women who have been living under ISIS reign have fled and victoriously cast off the long black veils ......