Women not equal to men, says Turkish president Erdogan

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women are not equal to men and accused feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers. Addressing a meeting in Istanbul on women and justice, Mr Erdogan said men and women are created differently, that women cannot be expected to undertake the same work […]

Saudi women postpone driving protest after prince’s death

Saudi female activists who had been expected to brave a driving ban have postponed a planned day of action for Sunday following the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, a member of the group said. “The campaign has been postponed until Friday,” said Hind al-Zahid of the Women2Drive group that had urged women to […]

Saudi scholar calls for Panda boycott over women cashiers

A Saudi scholar has broken the official rule restricting the issuing of fatwas to senior clerics and called for a boycott of a supermarket chain that has hired female cashiers, local media reports on Wednesday. A YouTube video clip, which was taken from Al-Usra TV, shows Yousuf Al-Ahmad saying it is dangerous and hypocritical to […]