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Yemenis gathered in the capital for the execution of a man convicted of raping and killing a child; the second such death sentence carried out in public in recent weeks.

Video of 'bikini-clad Muslim woman' praying sparks religious debate

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Video of 'bikini-clad Muslim woman' praying sparks religious debate

A video has emerged on Turkish social media of a bikini-clad woman praying on the seaside, sparking debate over her unorthodox act of piety.

Moroccan woman blamed after mob of men chased her

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Moroccan woman blamed after mob of men chased her

The video, lasting just 10 seconds, shows a clearly panicking woman in jeans and a t-shirt being chased by a large group of young men.

Iran arrests six 'for teaching Zumba'

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Iran arrests six 'for teaching Zumba'

Six charged with dancing and failing to wear proper hijab after posting clips on social media, say Revolutionary Guards.

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Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' clothing on flights

Saudia passengers complained of missing flights and having to purchase 'modest' new clothing after being told they could not fly in their 'revealing' attire.

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A clothing company's attempt to 'rebrand' swastika unsurprisingly backfires

Europe-based KA design has come under fire for trying to "rebrand" the swastika as an LGBT symbol meaning peace and love.

Brenda Stoter

How an Arab tribal leader saved a Yazidi family

In-depth: An ancient circumcision ritual bonded Nadine's family with that of a wealthy Arab, who sheltered them from the genocidal Islamic State ...

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Erdogan wants coup suspects to wear Guantanamo-style prison suits

Turkey’s president has announced clothing to be worn by defendants appearing in court for alleged involvement in last year’s failed ...

Father of Yemeni toddler rape victim describes perpetrator's execution

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Father of Yemeni toddler rape victim describes perpetrator's execution

Al-Maghrabi who was executed at 41 was being punished for kidnapping, raping and killing his neighbour’s three-year-old daughter Rana.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

A (relatively) good week for Middle East women's rights

The struggle for women's rights in the Middle East is by no means over, but the passionate and dedicated fight for equality and protection is ...

Bikini-clad women in Saudi Arabia? Yes, really...

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Bikini-clad women in Saudi Arabia? Yes, really...

The new project to develop part of Saudi Arabia's coastline into a luxury tourism resort will be regulated by laws of 'international standard', ...

New Saudi resort to allow relaxed approach to Speedos

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New Saudi resort to allow relaxed approach to Speedos

The new project to develop part of Saudi Arabia's coastline into a luxury tourism resort will be regulated by laws of 'international standard', ...

Don't Mess With My Outfit: Turkish women protest violence

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Don't Mess With My Outfit: Turkish women protest violence

Turkish women took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday to protest against the animosity they face from men demanding they dress more ...

For Syrians in Jordan, higher education remains a dream

Aman Madan

For Syrians in Jordan, higher education remains a dream

In-depth: Banned from public universities, even with a hard-won high school diploma, many refugees - particularly women - give up on their hopes ...

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French police 'routinely pepper spray' sleeping migrants in Calais

A new report from the Human Rights Watch found a culture of abuse among France's riot police against migrants in Calais.

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Egyptians launch 'miniskirt revolution' in solidarity with Saudi model

Egyptian women stood in solidarity with Saudi women's calls to challenge patriarchy this week, by standing in front of the kingdom's embassy in ...

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Saudi Arabia releases 'miniskirt model' arrested for 'indecent clothing'

An aspiring Saudi model known as 'Khulood' has been released by police without charge after being arrested in a heritage village for wearing ...

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Saudi authorities issue arrest warrant for miniskirt-wearing Snapchat model

Saudi authorities are investigating footage of a woman in a miniskirt and crop top walking through a historic site in the ultraconservative ...

Saudi authorities arrest miniskirt-wearing Snapchat model

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Saudi authorities arrest miniskirt-wearing Snapchat model

Saudi authorities have arrested woman who was photographed wearing a miniskirt and crop top through a historic site over the weekend.

Diana Alghoul

'Taking Palestine Everywhere': A modern twist to deep-rooted tradition

Taking the traditional olive tree from Palestine, Bethlehem-based jewellery company Nadya Hazbunova is the work

Iraq forces battle IS in Mosul after 'victory' declaration Iraq forces battle IS in Mosul after 'victory' declaration

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Iraq forces battle IS in Mosul after 'victory' declaration

Iraqi forces battled the last IS holdouts in Mosul on Wednesday, a day after the country's premier feted the "major victory" over the jihadists ...

Yemeni cleric blames pedophilia, rape on children's 'suggestive closing'

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Yemeni cleric blames pedophilia, rape on children's 'suggestive closing'

Just days after a three-year-old girl was raped in Yemen's capital, a cleric came under fire for suggesting the way in which she was dressed was ...

Manufacturing virginity: Tunisian women choosing to 'repair their honour'

Alessandra Bocchi

Manufacturing virginity: Tunisian women choosing to 'repair their honour'

Women who have had pre-marital sex often undergo hymen reconstruction surgery as a way to manufacture their purity for their husbands and ...

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