Polygamy practised on mass scale among Muslims in UK: Study

Polygamy is being practised on an enormous scale among Britain's Muslims with a large number of women being denied basic legal rights, a new study in the UK claimed.

Mormon founder Joseph Smith had as many as 40 wives

 The founder of Mormonism, which for decades allowed polygamy, had as many as 40 wives including one who was only 14, the US-based church has acknowledged.

Syrian Kurds give women equal rights, snubbing jihadists

The local government in a majority Kurdish area of Syria has passed a decree granting women equal rights in what a monitoring group called "an affront" to discriminatory jihadist moves.

Canada introduces law banning polygamist immigrants

Canada's Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has unveiled plans to ban entry to migrants who practice polygamy and what he termed "barbaric cultural practices."

Indonesian officials ordered to pay for second wife

An Indonesian district has ordered male civil servants to pay $80 to marry a second wife to crack down on polygamy, officials said Wednesday, but activists criticised it as a "crazy" bid to profit from the practice.

Kenyan president signs polygamy law

A law allowing men in Kenya to marry as many women as they want was signed into law today by President Uhuru Kenyatta, despite criticism from women`s groups.

Govt to modify circular on Muslim marriages

Despite protests by political parties and women`s outfits, Local Self Governance department`s circular on age of Muslim marriages is unlikely to be withdrawn, but modifications are on the cards.

PPS officers suspended on charges of polygamy

A Provincial Police officer (PPS) has been suspended by the Uttar Pradesh government on charges of polygamy.

Holy Quran allows polygamy, not encourages it: Court

A maulvi, accused of performing a girl`s marriage forcibly with a married man, has been denied anticipatory bail by a Delhi court.

Polygamy better than divorce: Oz mosque leader

A controversial Facebook post by a mosque leader in Australia has sparked off a controversy.

Youngsters in Indonesia, Malaysia oppose polygamy

Young Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia are, however, reluctant to openly support premarital sex.

Chechnya leader supports polygamy, wants 2nd wife

Ramzan Kadyrov stresses Sharia allows a 2nd marriage only if 1st wife agrees.

Polygamy row clouds British welcome for Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma
received a royal welcome on Wednesday as he began a state visit to
Britain with colour and pomp, although a row over his polygamy
threatened to cloud the trip from the start.

Most Pak MPs have more than one wife: PPP minister

A minister from the ruling Pakistan People’s Party stunned Parliament when he said most lawmakers have more than one wife.

Malaysian leader asks people to encourage polygamy

Malaysia`s leading
religious party leader has told the people to encourage
polygamy, a remark that could spark off a controversy in the
country.