AFTER an angry debate, the Israeli cabinet has endorsed a controversial bill declaring the country a Jewish state, a move that will alienate the Palestinian minority further and push the government closer to early elections. The bill affirms that Jewish law should inspire the Israeli legal system, and reserves other “national rights” for Jews, including […]
With 10 minutes left to play, Dzhabrail Kadiev, a Muslim soccer player from Chechnya, took the field for the first time for Beitar Jerusalem, a local team notorious for fan violence and racism. A chorus of catcalls went up from the stands, quickly drowned out by a welcoming ovation.
Lebanese activists held a demonstration on Sunday in Martyrs Square in downtown Beirut to protest the discrimination against Lebanese women over passing down their nationality to their children, LBC reported on Sunday
More than 20 Tibetan students were injured during a protest in the Qinghai province of China over a controversial book as four more self-immolations were reported taking the toll to over 20 in November.
Egypt’s Islamist president recalled the country’s ambassador to Israel to protest its strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after coming under
Manar Saud graduated in May from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, with a master’s degree in organizational leadership, paid for by a Saudi government scholarship. She came home to Riyadh eager to put her new skills to work, but after six months of looking for a job, she is still unemployed.
AS Iran’s academic year kicked off on Saturday, a US-based rights group raised concern about new restrictions putting scores of university degree courses off-limits to women. Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the restrictions extended a creeping “Islamicisation” of Iran’s universities
WHITE House contender Mitt Romney has attacked President Barack Obama for “refusing to recognise Jerusalem” as the capital of Israel – an incendiary position counter to US policy – in a new ad. Featuring clips from Romney’s recent trip to Israel, the commercial also slams Obama for never visiting since taking office.
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 […]
Human rights group Amnesty International says Muslims who openly show their faith suffer widespread discrimination in Europe. In a new report, the group urges Europe’s governments to do more to challenge negative stereotypes and prejudices against Muslims. In particular, it says Muslims face exclusion from jobs and education for wearing traditional forms of dress.