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World - International
1/11/2024 6:30:49 PM
The UN mission in Afghanistan said on Thursday it was "deeply concerned" by "recent arbitrary arrests and detentions" of Afghan women accused of flouting hijab rules set by Taliban authorities.

Arts & Culture - Screens
10/25/2023 3:53:45 PM
Iranian authorities have banned a dozen women actors from working for failing to observe the Islamic republic's strict dress code which includes mandatory headscarves, an official said Wednesday.

World - Region
10/6/2023 12:57:09 PM
Iranian campaigner Narges Mohammadi has for decades campaigned on the most sensitive issues in the Islamic republic, opposing pillars of the clerical system including capital punishment and the obligatory hijab, and defiantly refusing to give up her campaigning even behind bars.

World - Region
9/22/2023 3:11:09 PM
The UN called Friday on Iranian authorities to scrap a new law that dramatically increases penalties for women who flout strict Islamic dress code, describing it as "repressive and demeaning".

World - International
8/28/2023 4:17:06 PM
A school on Indonesia's main island has partially shaved the heads of more than a dozen girls, its headmaster said Monday, after they were accused of wearing their Islamic hijab headscarves incorrectly.

World - International
8/28/2023 12:33:06 PM
The wearing of abaya dresses by some Muslim women in French schools is a "political attack", the government's spokesman said Monday as he explained a ban announced on the clothing.

World - International
8/17/2023 8:43:54 PM
Women lose value if men can see their uncovered faces in public, a spokesman for a key ministry of Afghanistan’s Taliban government said Thursday, adding that religious scholars in the country agree that a woman must keep her face covered when outside the home.

Sports - World
7/30/2023 10:43:14 AM
Stepping onto the field against South Korea in Morocco’s second Women’s World Cup match, defender Nouhaila Benzina made history as the first player to wear a hijab while competing at a senior-level global tournament.

World - Region
7/26/2023 10:50:31 AM
Iranian authorities have in the last months launched an intensified crackdown against women deemed to have violated the Islamic Republic's strict dress rules, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Arts & Culture - Screens
7/23/2023 4:57:53 PM
Iranian authorities have banned a film festival that put out a publicity poster featuring an actress who was not wearing a hijab headscarf, state media reported.

World - Region
7/19/2023 7:01:10 PM
A court in Iran has given a prominent actress a suspended two-year prison sentence for failing to wear the compulsory hijab headscarf in public, local media reported on Wednesday.

World - Region
2/13/2023 7:59:38 PM
An Iranian police officer has been reprimanded after he did not enforce the country's dress code requiring women to cover their hair, local media reported Monday.

World - Region
1/2/2023 4:58:02 PM
Iranian police have resumed warnings that women must wear mandatory headscarves even in cars, media reported Monday, as unrest continues following the death of Mahsa Amini.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
12/7/2022 11:20:45 PM
Iran’s women have risen up in revolt against the rule of the clerics in Iran, indicating that they are no longer willing to be ruled by a set of archaic laws.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
10/18/2022 8:38:30 PM
They say that if a butterfly flutters its wings in Japan, the effect will be felt as far away as Mexico. In theory this is true. The impact of butterfly wing’s flap may be very faint in its immediate environment, but repetitive flaps create a cumulative and far-reaching effect.

World - Region
10/18/2022 2:45:33 PM
An online post on the account of an Iranian female competitive climber offered an apology Tuesday after she appeared without a headscarf, or hijab, at an event in South Korea.

World - Region
10/7/2022 5:18:18 PM
The mother of a 16-year-old Iranian girl has disputed official claims that her daughter fell to her death from a high building, saying the teen was killed by blows to the head as part of the crackdown on anti-hijab protests roiling the country.

World - Region
10/5/2022 12:22:45 PM
Iranian schoolgirls have come to the fore in protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, removing their hijabs and staging sporadic rallies in defiance of a lethal crackdown by the security forces.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
10/4/2022 9:06:45 PM
The wave of protests currently taking place in Iran shows no signs of dying down despite the draconian measures taken by the regime.

World - Region
9/25/2022 10:23:35 PM
Iranians took to the streets for a tenth consecutive night Sunday, defying a warning from the judiciary, to protest the death of young Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in morality police custody.

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