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After 1,000 Days in Prison, Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Released

One of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent women’s rights activists Loujain al-Hathloul was released after more than 1,000 days in prison, on Wednesday, 10 February. Al-Hathloul’s imprisonment, in May 2018, drew widespread international criticism, including that of US Congress and European Union lawmakers. The 31-year-old activist was released in 2021, after …

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Muslim women have always enjoyed prominent position in Islam, says MWL chief

JEDDAH: After enduring a month of tightened restrictions in the wake of a rise in coronavirus cases earlier this year, Saudis are elated at the prospect of their favorite restaurants, cafes and cinemas reopening on Sunday. Residents told Arab News of their experiences during the 30-day period and what they …

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I dream of India-Pakistan becoming good friends: Malala Yousafzai

NEW DELHI – The concluding day of the 14th Jaipur Literature Festival witnessed Nobel Prize recipient, author, and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai talking about a range of subjects including education, human rights, and her hopes for India-Pakistan relationship. Malala engaged in almost an hour-long conversation with journalist Pragya Tiwari, around her …

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In a first, KSA appoints 50 women as public prosecutors

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Monday issued a royal decree appointing 50 women as public prosecutor investigators for the first time in history. The women were celebrated during an event held at the Public Prosecution headquarters in Riyadh, attended by the kingdom’s Public Prosecutor Sheikh Saud Al-Muajab, Deputy Public Prosecutor Sheikh Shaalan Bin Rajeh …

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‘Women’s March India’ to campaign across India

Category: India, News Posted by Neha Published: Mar 24, 2019, 10:35 am IST Updated: Mar 24, 2019, 11:06 am IST ‘Women’s March India’ will organize campaigns across India in various cities, towns, villages, talukas on 4th April to give a call to defeat anti-constitution, anti-poor, anti-women forces of hatred.

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Long before Shamima Begum, Muslim women were targets

What progress, if any, have we made in the last decade when it comes to our understanding of Muslim women? I found myself asking this question when the BBC’s Bodyguard won best new drama last month at the National Television awards, having amassed 11 million viewers including 48% of the …

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HC seeks response on plea seeking women’s entry into Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Delhi government to respond to a plea seeking directions to allow the entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. The court was hearing a plea seeking directions for framing of guidelines …

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This Ramadan, I Didn’t Shame Myself for Being Queer

For Muslims, Ramadan not only means a month of abstaining ourselves from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, but a time of self-reflection as well as a chance to change our bad habits in order to improve our relationship with God. I’ve been doing well so far. I gave …

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Stop Making Excuses in Casting Roles for the Live-Action Aladdin

It has been reported that Disney is struggling to find stars for the live-action remake of Aladdin. Since March, director Guy Ritchie, casting director Randi Hill, and the studio have been conducting a worldwide search to find the perfect Aladdin and Jasmine. The Hollywood Reporter claims that, “[F]inding a male …

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