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Qatar`s women basketball players Thursday slammed a ban on them wearing the hijab headscarf as an "insult", after forfeiting a second Asian Games match.
The Qatar women`s basketball team refused to play in their Asian Games group match against Mongolia on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab.
"Chastity patrols", created by an Iranian paramilitary group, are patrolling the streets of Iran to force women to go "well covered" in public.
Muslim women flight attendants working for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) should be allowed to wear the hijab or the Islamic head dress, a minister has said.
Thousands of religious hardliners today protested in Tehran against what they said was the flouting of Iran`s conservative female dress code, media reports said.
A Muslim school in the UK has asked its female teachers to sign new contracts stipulating they must wear the Islamic scarf ` hijab` during lesson s, even if they do not practise the religion.
A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker who insisted on wearing a head scarf.
Swedish women posted pictures of themselves online wearing hijabs, or traditional Muslim headscarves, to show solidarity with a Muslim woman who was attacked in a Stockholm suburb for wearing one.
Prosecutors in Russia`s Siberian region have said that a university`s expulsion of a female student for wearing a hijab was "unlawful".
Attia Gray, 15, a sophomore at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, said her teacher looked at her leopard-print hijab and told her she couldn`t wear it.
Russian prosecutors are looking into a case of alleged expulsion of a female student from a Siberian university over her hijab.
Russia will now allow applicants for employment permits to be photographed with their head covered, if required by their religious beliefs, a media report said.
A Muslim couple have sued a school in Britain after it banned students from wearing the traditional Islamic headscarf or hijab, a media report said Thursday.
Russian women working at Iran`s Bushehr nuclear power plant are not properly adhering to the Islamic republic`s strict dress code, despite receiving extra pay for compliance, an Iranian lawmaker has said.
Jamaat-e-Islami party has launched a campaign to make it compulsory for Pak women to wear the Hijab (scarf) to cover their head and neck in public.
Syria President Bashar al-Assad has appointed Health Minister Wael al-Halki as new Prime Minister.
Judo officials had previously said they would not let Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani compete in a headscarf.
About 20,000 people are on the no-fly list, according to a counter-terrorism official, including 500 Americans.
One million women have posted their pics on Facebook wearing the hijab to show their support for an Iraqi hate victim.
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