Yemeni women burn their veils to protest crackdown

The women in Yemen have taken a key role in the uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh`s authoritarian rule.

Jail for refusal to remove burqa in Australia

Penalties for those who refuse would include a year in prison.

NZ Muslim women urged to ‘take off face veils’

The burqas-on-buses debate erupted when two veiled Muslim women wern`t allowed to enter buses.

UK college bans the veil `for security reasons`

The ban covers anything concealing faces, including crash helmets.

French bid to ban veils worries allies, tourists

France`s plan to do away with burqa-style veils is already reverberating far beyond its borders.

Bangladesh directs schools against forcing veils on women

Bangladesh on Wednesday issued a strict
directive asking authorities at schools and other seminaries
not to force girl students to wear veils or bar them from
participating in sports and cultural activities.

Swedish Education Minister suggests ban on veils in schools

Sweden`s Education Minister
wants to make it easier for the heads of higher education
establishments to ban women wearing face-covering veils at
their schools, he said in comments broadcast on Wednesday.

Syria bans full Islamic face veils at universities

Syria has forbidden the country`s
students and teachers from wearing the niqab, the full Islamic
veil that reveals only a woman`s eyes, taking aim at a garment
many see as political.