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Muslim wives can use karate against violent husbands
Fatwa asserts a woman’s right to self-defence. Issued in Turkey it has been approved by Egyptian religious scholars as well as a prominent Saudi religious figure. It has however raised concerns among conservatives that it might “stir up rebellion” within families.
03/11/2010 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi women are forbidden to work as cashiers in supermarkets
"Women should look for a decent job, that does not make it possible for them to attract or be attracted to men," states fatwa. Dismay among the Saudi people (men and women) over the ruling, which bans women from working as cashiers because contrary to the rules on the separation of the sexes. The supermarket is considered to be a mixed environment.
12/04/2016 10:08:00 SAUDI ARABIA - EGYPT
Cairo and Riyadh: investments and territorial arrangements to counter Iran
The Saudi king has made a "historic" five-day visit to Egypt, where he signed new trade agreements and proposed a peaceful future for Sunni nations. The Muslim Brotherhood unhappy: "We are being used to achieve political goals and then abandoned." Among the joint projects, a "bridge" across the Red Sea.
19/02/2007 SAUDI ARABIA
Children condemned to death and adults detained for years without charge
A Human Rights Watch commission conducted an official mission to Saudi Arabia and found that defendants and detainees suffered severe human rights violations. Trials are held behind closed doors and defendants have few rights. Women are subjected to constant male guardianship. Meanwhile migrant workers face a tough situation.
16/12/2015 EGYPT – SAUDI ARABIA – ISLAM
For Muslim Intellectual, women are a pillar against extremism in the Islamic world
Nehal El Naggar, a professor at the American University in Cairo, talks to AsiaNews about improvements in the status of women. Education is essential for this process. Teaching religion at home is also crucial. In the West, integration and respect for the law are the best tools against terrorism.
07/03/2007 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi women discriminated against even in marriage with foreigners
Even if granted the elusive visa, husband and children remain non nationals, guests in their own country. Instead it is the men who transmit citizenship to wife and children. Experts: nothing to do with Islamic law but with a mentality closedto basic women’s rights.
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