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Hijabi model Halima Aden announced quitting the runway after she decided she no longer wants to be pressured into compromising her Islamic values.

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the fringe: far-right racists, writes Taj Ali.

Muslim woman scolded for wearing <em>burkini</em> in Egypt pool

The New Arab Staff

Muslim woman scolded for wearing burkini in Egypt pool

A 10-minute video that surfaced online has caused uproar in Egypt for discrimination against a Muslim woman who chose to wear a burkini in a swimming pool.

Nike's Modest Swimsuit makes tides in Islamic fashion

Sami Rahman

Nike's Modest Swimsuit makes tides in Islamic fashion

The collection, titled Victory Swim, will officially launch in February 2020 and is set to fill a gap in the modest swimwear industry.

Mum in French hijab row to sue politicians

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Mum in French hijab row to sue politicians

The controversy erupted last week when she wore a hijab during a school trip with her son and other children to the regional parliament in ...

Malia Bouattia

Burkini protest a lesson in liberation for the French

Comment: The French republic has become obsessed with excluding Muslim women from the public sphere, writes Malia Bouattia.

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'Burkini row' shuts swimming pools in French town

The two municipal swimming pools in the southeast French city of Grenoble have been shut down, after a row over the use of full-body Islamic ...

The New Arab

Glitzy, ritzy, niqabi: Meet fully-veiled Saudi model 'Amy Roko'

‘I told y’all I’ll be a model’: A subversive social media star is breaking frontiers for modest fashionistas by starring in her first magazine ...

Malia Bouattia

France's anti-hijab laws drive Muslim women into the shadows

Comment: The French state is pushing Muslim women into the home and out of active political and social life, writes Malia Bouatttia.

Halima Aden poses in hijab, <em>burkini</em> for Sports Illustrated

The New Arab

Halima Aden poses in hijab, burkini for Sports Illustrated

The 21-year-old became the first swimsuit model to wear a burkini for the magazine, which is best known for its racy covers of clad ...

The New Arab

Ms Marvel poised to star as first Muslim Avenger

Marvel fans will be treated to a very special new creation, as the franchise's first Muslim superhero is unveiled.

British expat in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

The New Arab

British expat in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

A British woman living in Kuwait has accused a nursery of demanding her to remove her hijab in order to work for them.

World's only hijab-wearing supermodel lifting the veil on stereotypes

The New Arab

World's only hijab-wearing supermodel lifting the veil on stereotypes

Nineteen-year-old Somali-American Halima Aden has gone from refugee camp to runway, redefining beauty standards and smashing stereotypes of ...

'Man up and control your daughters,' says Egyptian campaign

Diana Alghoul

'Man up and control your daughters,' says Egyptian campaign

Blog: Sexual predators attack their victims regardless of whether they are elderly or underage, but claim to be victims of their own ...

Egypt bans the ban on Burkinis

The New Arab

Egypt bans the ban on Burkinis

The Egyptian Hotel Association issued an order early August banning hotels from preventing Hijab-wearers from accessing their pools and allowing ...

Shams Al-Shakarchi

A (relatively) good week for Middle East women's rights

The struggle for women's rights in the Middle East is by no means over, but the passionate and dedicated fight for equality and protection is paying off.

The New Arab

Woman in Egypt 'assaulted for wearing burkini'

After being forced out of the pool, a large crowd surrounded the woman as she was humiliated and assaulted, witnesses reported.

The New Arab

'Classy' Lebanese beach resort goes cheap with burkini ban

A woman attempting to enjoy a beach holiday with her family in Lebanon was forced to return home early after she was banned from bathing due to ...

Bachar Halabi

France's presidential candidates on Arab world affairs

This Sunday's first round of France's presidential election will send the top two candidates through to the run-off on 7th May. Here's our ...

Lindsay Lohan covers up with <em>Burkini</em> on Thai beach

The New Arab

Lindsay Lohan covers up with Burkini on Thai beach

Actress Lindsay Lohan was seen wearing the Burkini in Thailand, months after confirming rumours she was studying Islam.

The New Arab

Major UK department store becomes first to sell hijabs

Debenhams is to become the first major department store in Britain to stock hijabs on its shelves as a part of a new rage of modest clothing for ...

Hollande: Veiled Muslim woman is future symbol of France

The New Arab & agencies

Hollande: Veiled Muslim woman is future symbol of France

The French president has made controversial remarks on Islam, revealed in a new book which documents the interviews he has given during his five ...

Bulgaria becomes the latest European country to ban niqab

The New Arab & agencies

Bulgaria becomes the latest European country to ban niqab

Following niqab bans in France and Belgium, Bulgaria's parliament has passed a law making it illegal for facial coverings to be worn in public ...

Freedom to think comes before freedom of dress

Saleem Aldajani

Freedom to think comes before freedom of dress

The burkini ban is more than just a debate about gender, blogs Saleem Aldajani.

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