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Al Hamad becomes first female Qatar Olympian


July 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Two points away from reaching the women's 10m air rifle final, Bahya Mansour Al Hamad still made history by becoming the first female Olympian of Qatar.The ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia threatens to quit Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the Olympics unless a female judo athlete was allowed to wear her headscarf in competition, The Telegraph reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Iranian actress not to receive lashes


October 29th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 29 (IANS/AKI) Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr, who was sentenced to 90 lashes after appearing in an Australian movie, has been released from a prison in her country, human ... Read more...

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‘London Taliban’ sharia law to target women and homosexuals


April 18th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): Women who do not wear headscarves are being threatened with violence and even death by Islamic extremist group Taliban, in a bid to impose sharia law in ... Read more...

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11-year-old American schoolboy charged with anti-Muslim hate crime


April 1st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 1(ANI): An 11-year-old American schoolboy, Osman Daramy, has been arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime for trying to rip the religious headscarf of a Muslim classmate ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s daughter denies fleeing her country


February 25th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafis' daughter has denied reports by Arabic media that she had fled to Malta amid serious unrest in her North African country. Speaking on state ... Read more...

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‘White women leading number of Britons converting to Islam’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): As many as 100,000 Britons have converted to Islam since 2001, with White women leading the number embracing the religion, according to a latest research.The Daily Star ... Read more...

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Brit woman ‘fakes cancer to con well-wishers out of hundreds of pounds’


December 6th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A woman in Britain has conned a number of well-wishers out of hundreds of pounds after she claimed that she was fatally ill with a brain tumour, ... Read more...

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Oz artist’s explicitly nude life-size model shocks passers-by


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 2 (ANI): An Australian artist's exhibition featuring a life-size male model is causing pedestrians to stop in their tracks with its full-frontal nudity.The piece by artist Stephen Birch is ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga posts pics of her Thanksgiving meal on Twitter


November 27th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Poker Face singer Lady Gaga has displayed her culinary skills, posting pictures of her Thanksgiving meal on Twitter.Wearing shades, headscarf and netted gloves, Gaga, 24, posed with ... Read more...

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Queen goes shoeless to tour Abu Dhabi mosque


November 25th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visited a mosque in Abu Dhabi dressed in an Islamic-style headscarf and in stockinged feet, a media report said Thursday.The Queen is on ... Read more...

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Obama schedule for India isn’t ‘finalised’


October 21st, 2010 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Amid reports that President Barack Obama has dropped plans to visit the Golden temple in Amritsar to avoid wearing a headscarf that could make him ... Read more...

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Obama wearing a cap for Golden Temple visit is no issue: SGPC


October 19th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Oct.19 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the premier body of the Sikhs, has said that it would have no objection to US President Barack Obama wearing a cap ... Read more...

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Brit Muslim woman sacked for refusing to wear burka wins ’sexual, religious discrimination’ case


October 4th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): An industrial tribunal looking into the matter of a British Muslim woman, who was awarded over 13,500 pound after being sacked for refusing to wear a headscarf or ... Read more...

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Disneyland Muslim woman employee agrees to wear beret over hijab to end standoff


September 30th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
California, Sep 30(ANI): A Muslim woman employed by Disneyland in California has agreed to wear a beret over her hijab at work after the theme park objected to her religious headscarf.The Council ... Read more...

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British college bans veils


September 24th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) A college in Britain has banned veils, drawing criticism from Muslim community leaders, a media report said. Burnley College, Lancashire, said that for security reasons, all students, staff and ... Read more...

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Libya becomes a roadblock on the path to Europe


September 11th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
By Anne-Beatrice Clasmann Tripoli, Sep 11 (DPA) Her parents called her Fortuna, after the Roman Goddess of luck. But for the 22-year-old from Ethiopia, the last two years have been a string ... Read more...

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Iranian ’stoning-to-death’ woman “surprised” over reports of 99 lashes for indecency


September 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 9 (ANI): The Iranian "stoning-to-death" woman, whose sentence has been suspended, has now said she was 'surprised' by reports that she was lashed 99 times in a separate punishment, a ... Read more...

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Vatican In Contact With Iran To Save Iranian Woman From Stoning


September 6th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican has intervened in the case of the stoning of an Iranian woman over charges of adultery. The case has already managed to gain widespread ... Read more...

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Boxing champ turned fanatic compares Brit troops with World War II killers


June 24th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 24 (ANI): Former boxing champion Anthony Small, who had screamed abuses at British troops returning from Afghanistan, has compared soldiers with Nazis in a YouTube video.Small exposed as a Muslim ... Read more...

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Britain’s first Bangladeshi MP target of ‘vile smears’


May 23rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23(ANI): Britain's first Bangladeshi MP, Rushanara Ali, is being subjected to a vile Internet smear campaign by fellow Muslims attacking her for refusing to wear a headscarf.According to reports, comments ... Read more...

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Cairo clubs witnessing backlash against hijab


February 27th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb. 27 (ANI): In what is being seen as a backlash against hijab, nightclubs in Cairo are refusing to allow Hijab-wearing women in.Yasmine al-Mehairy, 29, didn't really want to enter a ... Read more...

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Iran’s first Olympic woman skier to carry the flag


February 9th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Feb 9 (DPA) Iranian alpine skier Marjan Kalhor will carry her country's flag at the opening ceremony of the winter Games in Vancouver, organising officials said. Kalhor will be the first woman ... Read more...

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The Queen took the train


December 18th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) The British monarch has been photographed taking the train. Wearing a multicoloured Hermes headscarf and a large grey woollen coat, Queen Elizabeth II was photographed taking the train ... Read more...

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Duchess Of York slapped with Turkish charges over orphan film


November 20th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Fergie, the Duchess Of York, has come a step closer to standing trial in Turkey after she was served with legal papers by Scotland Yard yesterday.The Royal is ... Read more...

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Head scarf-clad New Zealand Muslim woman barred from entering courtroom


September 2nd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sep 2 (ANI): A Muslim woman, who was barred from entering a Hastings courtroom because she refused to take off her headscarf, will lodge a complaint with the country's Human Rights ... Read more...

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Burqa not a part of Islam, say scholars


August 20th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Karnataka college that disallows its students from wearing either burqas or headscarves has found unexpected support amongst a section of Islamic scholars who say rules should ... Read more...

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UK police officers rile taxpayers by observing ‘wasteful Muslim Day’


August 4th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.4 (ANI): British tax payers have expressed their ire over two female police sergeants dressing up as Muslim women at their expense.According to The Sun , the two female sergeants donned ... Read more...

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Muslim woman says racist Oz driver asked her to ‘take off veil’


July 25th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 25 (ANI): An Australian bus driver has been accused of racism after he allegedly told a Muslim woman to take off her headscarf because it was against the law to ... Read more...

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Malay court orders caning of Singapore model for having beer


July 21st, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kuantan (Malaysia), July 21 (ANI): A religious court in Malaysia has sentenced a Singaporean Muslim model to six strokes of the cane after she drank beer at a nightclub.The 32-year-old part-time model ... Read more...

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Thousands gather to hear, cheer Iran’s Michelle Obama


May 25th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), May 25 (ANI): There are some in Iran who are hoping that Zahra Rahnavard, the wife of presidential hopeful Mir Hossein Mousavi, will become Iran's Michelle Obama.Though dancing in ... Read more...

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Talibanisation of the mind in Pak a reality, says lawyer


May 9th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): Last week a conservative schoolteacher in Rawalpindi hailed a cab to get to work in the morning. She wore a gown and had covered her head with ... Read more...

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Hardline cleric vows to bring Islamic sharia to Pakistan


April 17th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (DPA) A pro-Taliban cleric reiterated his pledge Friday to struggle "till death" for enforcement of Islamic sharia law across Pakistan, asking his supporters to be ready for sacrifices. "The ... Read more...

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Indonesian Muslim group says Clinton not welcome


February 17th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Feb 17 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's planned visit to Indonesia as part of her Asian tour has been opposed by an Indonesian Muslim group.About 100 protesters ... Read more...

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Islamist group to protest against Rihannas Malaysian concert


January 25th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 25 (ANI): The Federal Territory PAS Youth will be demonstrating against Malaysia Governments decision to allow R&B singer Rihanna to perform live in Kuala Lumpur.Yesterday, the countrys administration ... Read more...

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