France authorises cops to sport beards and tattoos, but with conditions

French police officers have been given approval to sport beards and tattoos on the job so long as they respect certain conditions, officials said Friday.

China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

Outside a mosque in China`s restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter`s question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don`t have beards.

Men`s beard fashions guided by evolution

Men`s beard fashions may be guided by Darwinian selection, according to a new study.

Beards, niqab become liability in Egypt after crackdown

Abdul Salam Badr had no choice but to shave his beard to save himself from becoming a target in Egypt`s crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Bangladesh students suspended for trimming beards

The headmaster said shaving was against founding principles of his madrassa.

Kuwait Parliament votes to lift restriction on beards in military

Most of Kuwaiti men in security forces are forbidden from growing a beard.