Saudi Police Detain Young Woman for Removing Abaya

DUBAI, Dec 12 – Saudi police detained a young woman for violating modesty rules after she removed her abaya, the loose-fitting, full-length robes women are required to wear, on a main street in the capital Riyadh, local media reported on Monday. The conservative Muslim country enforces a strict dress code for women in public. The

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Ban on Face Veils Advances in Swiss Parliament

ZURICH, Sept 27  – Switzerland’s lower house of parliament narrowly backed a ban on face veils on Tuesday, echoing moves by neighbouring France and other European nations to tighten controls in the wake of Islamist militant attacks. The plan by right-wing politician Walter Wobmann – who led a successful campaign to outlaw new minarets in

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Itsy-Bitsy, Teeny-Weeny Outrage

Itsy-Bitsy, Teeny-Weeny Outrage The year’s hottest swimsuit—and its most controversial—leaves a lot more to the imagination BY Leah Mcgrath Goodman Ah, summer! Long days, blistering heat, cool dips in the pool. And the burkini. Yes, the burkini is a portmanteau for burqa, a robe-like garment popular with some Muslim women, and bikini, a two-piece bathing

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