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Women-only beach to open in Bahrain

Source : Gulf Daily News / 03 Jul 2014

It will be located at the southern end of a new public beach currently being developed in Askar.

Guards will be deployed to keep men away, Southern Municipal Council chairman Mohsin Al Bakri told the GDN.

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The women's beach is part of a longer stretch of public coastline undergoing a BD1.5 million development.


European rights court upholds French 'burqa ban'

Source : France 24 / 02 Jun 2014

France’s law banning women from wearing face-covering veils in public is not discriminatory, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.


Saudi women don’t need mahram OK for travel within KSA

Source : Arab news / 27 Jun 2014

Around 64 percent of Saudi women are unaware of their right to travel inside the Kingdom without obtaining the approval of their guardians, local media reported, quoting a recently published study.


Baby-Loup hijab ban upheld by appeals court

Source : France 24 / 26 Jun 2014

A French court has upheld the controversial sacking of a childcare worker who wore a headscarf to work.

In a case that has gripped France for five years, a Paris appeals court ruled on November 27 that the dismissal of nursery worker Fatima Afif was legal.


Saudi women to get driving licenses

Source : Arab News / 21 Jun 2014

The Shoura Council is studying a proposal to allow Saudi women to apply for international driving licenses in the Kingdom, which would allow them to drive abroad but with the ban still in place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Saudi woman stabbed 16 times in UK hate crime

Source : Huffington Post / 20 Jun 2014

A Saudi Arabian student stabbed to death in brutal attack on an Essex footpath may have been targeted for her Islamic dress.

Detectives are investigating the possibility Nahid Almanea was targeted because she was wearing the abaya - a full-length navy blue robe - and a multi-coloured headscarf.


Muslim woman aspires to become New Zealand lawmaker

Source : World Bulletin / 17 Jun 2014

Anjum Rahman, mother of four, is a candidate for the New Zealand Labour Party in the upcoming September general elections.

She unsuccessfully stood for the Hamilton City Council last year. If chosen this year, she will be the first veiled Muslim lawmaker in New Zealand history.


Iran MPs demand stronger veil enforcement

Source : AFP / 16 Jun 2014

Two thirds of Iran’s MPs have written to the president urging him to take measures to ensure women correctly observe Islamic dress, denouncing Western cultural influence against the veil.


Emirati becomes first female fighter pilot

Source : Al Arabiya / 14 Jun 2014

Mariam Hassan Salem al-Mansouri has become the first Emirati woman to hold the rank of fighter pilot in the UAE Air Force and may be the first Gulf woman to enjoy the title.

Captain Mansouri, 35, pilots an F-16 Fighting Falcon, a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft, and is a squadron commander.


Qatar dress code: expats urged to be respectful

Source : AP / 13 Jun 2014

Mariam Saleh avoids malls and outdoor markets on the weekends because the low-cut tops, sheer dresses and miniskirts that foreign women wear reveal much more than she would like her impressionable young children to see.


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