Charlie Hebdo terror attack: Would you want a world where you can't draw a cartoon?

We live in extraordinary times. These days, people get killed for making cartoons! Living in India, one is nearly psychologically inured to hearing news of terror attacks, thanks largely to the perseveringly malicious elements planted in our neighbourhood.

Islamic State nabs people for wearing trousers in Syria

The Islamic State (IS) militants have apprehended a number of people for wearing pants on the streets in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor, media reported.

Incheon Asian Games: Closing Ceremony - As it happened...
Incheon Asian Games: Closing Ceremony - As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the Closing Ceremony of 17th Asian Games.

2014 Asian Games: Qatar basketball players slam headscarf `insult`
2014 Asian Games: Qatar basketball players slam headscarf `insult`

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.

Incheon Asian Games: Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row
Incheon Asian Games: Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row

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.

Iranian hardliners form ''chastity patrols''

"Chastity patrols", created by an Iranian paramilitary group, are patrolling the streets of Iran to force women to go "well covered" in public.

'Malaysia Airlines should allow hijab for Muslim stewardesses'

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 protest breaches of Iran`s female dress code

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.

Muslim school in UK forces all female teachers to wear `hijab`

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.

Abercrombie wrongly fired Muslim for hijab: Judge

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.

Swedes don headscarves to support Muslim victim

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.

Woman student `illegally expelled` over hijab in Russia

Prosecutors in Russia`s Siberian region have said that a university`s expulsion of a female student for wearing a hijab was "unlawful".

Muslim girl `discriminated` for wearing `hijab` at Chicago school

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.

Muslim student expelled over hijab in Russia

Russian prosecutors are looking into a case of alleged expulsion of a female student from a Siberian university over her hijab.

Russia allows hijab on work permit photos

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.

Muslim parents sue UK school for banning girl`s hijab

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 being paid to cover up at Iran N-plant’

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 wants `Hijab` to be made compulsory in Pak

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.

Syrian President appoints new PM after defection

Syria President Bashar al-Assad has appointed Health Minister Wael al-Halki as new Prime Minister.

Agreement reached over Saudi judoka hijab dispute

Judo officials had previously said they would not let Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani compete in a headscarf.