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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.

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 <em>Swimsuit</em> 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 ...

Burkini protest a lesson in liberation for the French

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 burkini swimsuit.

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

'Classy' Lebanese beach resort goes cheap with burkini ban

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'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 ...

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Lebanon clerics order 'scandalous' Coca-Cola ads to be replaced

A Lebanese religious committee has ordered authorities in a northern city to take down advertising billboards that it deemed 'immoral and ...

Lindsay Lohan covers up with Burkini on Thai beach

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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.

Major UK department store becomes first to sell hijabs

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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 ...

Did Morocco just ban the burqa?

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Did Morocco just ban the burqa?

The measure appears to be motivated by security concerns, where "bandits have repeatedly used this garment to perpetrate their crimes," local ...

Bulgaria becomes the latest European country to ban niqab

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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 ...

Suraya Dadoo

Pretoria to Paris: Women's bodies remain a colonial battlefield

From France's burkini ban, to South African girls being denied the right to wear their natural hair, women's bodies are subjected to the rules of white colonialism, writes Suraya Dadoo.

Emma Ducassé

Burkini ban reverse: Sign of French resistance?

Comment: Overturning the burkini ban will do little to reverse the Islamophobic consensus in France that is stirred up by politicians and the ...

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French resorts defiant after burkini ban suspension

Following a decision by a French court to suspend a ban on burkinis, some hotels say they will ignore the ruling and implement restrictions on ...

The New Arab & agencies

France suspends 'Burkini ban' in victory 'for common sense'

Video: France's State Council suspended a ban on Burkinis in a French town, which should set the precedent for the rest of the country.

London mayor slams burkini ban ahead of Paris trip London mayor slams burkini ban ahead of Paris trip

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London mayor slams burkini ban ahead of Paris trip

Video: Sadiq Khan has hit out at France's burkini ban ahead of his trip to Paris, calling for respecting women's choices and embracing ...

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Burkini bans call French ideas of tolerance into question

In-depth: France's burkini bans have sparked outrage in the UK, which is understood to have a more multicultural approach to integration.

France's burqini ban institutionalises Islamophobia

Usaid Saddiqui

France's burqini ban institutionalises Islamophobia

Comment: The recent ban on the burqini follows in a series of legal measures in France that curtail women's freedoms and give cover to ...

Ten women stopped over banned burkini in France

The New Arab

Ten women stopped over banned burkini in France

Ten Muslim women wearing burkinis to the beach have been stopped by police in the Cannes in the three weeks since a temporary ban was imposed on ...

#Trending: Breaking stereotypes in Egypt

Dalal Jebril-Rogers

#Trending: Breaking stereotypes in Egypt

Blog: An irregular space to trace trending topics on social media; what Arabs are talking about online.

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