Tag: Sharia Law

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Saudi Women Behind the Wheel for First Time as Driving Ban Expires

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi women took the driver’s seat for the first time in their country’s history after midnight Sunday, steering their way through busy streets just minutes after the world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

USA's Frank Aniello Molinaro (R) competes with Iranian Meysam Nasiri (L) during the 65 kg category final match at the World Wrestling Cup Final in the western Iranian Kurdish-majority city of Kermanshah on February 17, 2017. Iran won the tournament in five out of eight weight categories following three days …

Saudis Apologize for ‘Indecent’ Images at Wrestling Event

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi sports officials are apologizing after images of scantily clad women appeared on big screens during a world wrestling event held in the kingdom, which hosted women and children for the first time.

A Turkish girl, wearing a wedding dress and covered with fake bruises, shouts in front of other protesters holding placard reading '' end violence'' during a demonstration to protest against rape, killings and domestic violence against women, in Ankara on November 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read …

Child Sex Abuse in Turkey Sparks Debate on Best Prevention

ISTANBUL — A man suspected of raping a sleeping 4-year-old girl during a wedding in southern Turkey narrowly escaped a neighborhood lynching attempt, sparking a public outcry and calls for the government to prevent and more severely punish child sexual abuse.

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Bombshell: UK Govt Review into Sharia Admits Systemic Discrimination Against Women, Unknown Number of ‘Councils’, Forced Marriage Victim Made to Appear with Abusers

A controversial review into the state of Sharia law in the United Kingdom and the bodies administering it has revealed the British government to be unaware of exactly how many of the Islamic law councils are operating in the country, an admission of systemic discrimination against women, including the victim of forced marriage being asked to appear alongside her family, with an “inappropriate” adoption of civil legal terms used.

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29 Iranian Women Arrested Over Hijab Protests

TEHRAN — Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979 intensify, Iranian media reported.