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Media: Saudi Police Detain Young Woman for Removing Abaya

Saudi police detained a young woman for violating modesty rules after she removed her abaya, the loose-fitting, full-length robes women are required to wear, on a main street in the capital Riyadh, local media reported on Monday.

Saudi women praying at Eid al-Adha in Riyadh on November 27, 2009/Stringer

Tattoo Lands Iranian Actress In Feminism Controversy

TEHRAN (AFP) – A popular Iranian actress has found herself at the centre of a dispute over feminism in the Islamic republic after cameras appeared to capture a “women power” symbol tattooed on her arm.

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti attends the closing ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2016 in Cannes, France.

Child Marriage In Jordan Hits Record High

JAFFA, Israel – Child marriage in Jordan has hit a record high, with 10,866 minor brides registered in 2015 alone. According to data released by the kingdom’s religious courts system, more than 30,000 people under 18 years old have been wed

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Almost Half of Jordanian Women Entirely Ignorant of Their Rights

JAFFA, Israel – Almost half of Jordan’s women are entirely ignorant of their international rights, a new study has found. The study, carried out by the Al Hayat research center and reported in the Jordanian newspaper Al Rai, has found that

Jordanian women take part in a protest following the weekly Friday prayers in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on September 18, 2015, in solidarity with Palestinians who clashed with Israeli security forces for the past three days around Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site.