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An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
Google celebrated the 141st birthday of Hudā Shaʿarāwī, who was responsible for beginning the women’s liberation movement in Egypt and who was born on June 23, 1879 in al-Minya governorate. Shaʿarāwī has made a great history in the feminist movement in Egypt.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Awqāf, Aḥmad al-Qāḍī, commented on the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision according to which university teaching staff at Cairo University are not allowed to wear the niqāb.
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court rejected an appeal case against a prior ruling by the Administrative Court that forbade Cairo University teaching staff to wear the niqāb. The court decision supports a decision by the president of Cairo University who had banned female academic staff from...
The Revolutionary Socialists movement, the opposition in Egypt, rejected the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision to ban female faculty members at Cairo University from wearing the niqāb, emphasizing that this rule is an attempt to establish the state control over the body and is the latest...
After several recent reforms, Saudi Arabia has embarked on the path of liberating the Saudi society according to its ‘Saudi Vision 2030’. It seems as if there is a revolution on the skyline with regards to Saudi women’s exposure to the wider world, and the eradication of their so-called ‘societal...
For the third time in one week, two women wearing the niqāb assaulted a 30-year-old woman of the name Nārīmān Samuel by severely beating her, cutting her hair by force and threw her out of the metro’s women-only car. [Mamdūh Hasan and Ahmad Sa’d, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original...
Egyptian MP Ghāda ʿAjamī and member of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed her support to Algeria’s decision to ban the full-face veils at work, describing it “a brave decision”.
The municipality of Queensland, Australia, rejected the legal note drafted by Member of Parliament Nicklin Peter, that called to ban niqāb (face veil). 
The Coptic Catholic Church's Holy Synod, upon the wish of Cardinal Antonius Najīb, convened an extraordinary session on Wednesday (February 8) to discuss appointment of another head of the patriarchate due to health reasons for Archbishop Antonius. After the meeting, the Holy Synod issued an...

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