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A woman’s courage: without a veil in parliament
The Kuwaiti Education Minister Nouriya Al-Subeeh has refused to wear a veil in parliament. This gesture has drawn criticism from her colleagues who underline the need to respect Islamic law that calls upon women to wear a veil. But academics have ranged themselves in favour of the woman, depicting her as an example for all women who are victims of male domination.
No confidence vote against Kuwait’s ‘Iron Lady’ fails
Education Minister Nouriya al-Sabeeh, the only woman in active politics in Kuwait, gets to keep her job. Only 19 MPs out of 48 want her out. Ms al-Sabeeh pledges to continue with reforms and to fight against the country’s conservative tendencies.
Tomorrow president Abdullah Gul will be elected, “moderate” and “Islamic”
After two failed votes, tomorrow he will be elected without doubt. He has succeeded in gathering Kurds and liberals to his candidacy. Fears surround his Islamic past and the virtual state monopoly that Erdogan’s party will have, but the industrialist support him. Gossip on the First Lady’s veil.
Two female Kuwaiti ministers risk "dismissal" for not wearing the veil
A parliamentary committee has decided that their attire, without the hijab, violates the constitution and the electoral law. The matter will now be submitted to a vote in parliament.
16/03/2016 12:08:00 KUWAIT - GULF
The Church of Arabia "is young and active, at the service of families that are separated and distant"
Msgr. Camillo Ballin, Apostolic Vicar of Northern Arabia, speaks to AsiaNews about a community of "various rites and languages". The problem of "spaces" for a constantly growing reality. No particular restrictions on religious freedom "with some differences", among governments. The fight against exclusion and loneliness. Preparations for Easter celebrations.
Kuwaiti men to vote, Kuwaiti women won't
Parliament rejects universal suffrage.
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