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Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court. Masih Alinejad’s lawsuit filed seeks monetary damages, alleging that a government-led harassment campaign has targeted her and her family. It also ...

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French Senate approves controversial headscarf ban bill

PARIS: French Senate approved a controversial bill banning mothers of children from wearing Muslim headscarf during school trips. A total of 163 senators voted in favor of the bill while 114 voted against. The bill also needs to be approved by the National Assembly, to enter into effect. But as ...

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EU headscarf ruling and its consequences

There are mixed feelings about the EU ruling on religious symbols – including headscarves – in the workplace. Is it discriminatory or not? The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that employers may generally ban “political, philosophical or religious symbols” in the workplace and that this does not constitute ...

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EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

LUXEMBOURG: European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, the EU’s top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark case. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of ...

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Lindsay Lohan Is Launching a Fashion Line

PARIS: In 2008, Lindsay Lohan stepped into the fashion world with the launch of 6126 leggings. Close to a decade later, she’s returning to a head designer role for a project that looks to extend far beyond spandex pants. The star  teased on Friday that she’ll be debuting a brand ...

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Lindsay Lohan asked to remove headscarf at UK airport

LONDON: Lindsay Lohan claims she was “racially profiled” while wearing a headscarf at London’s Heathrow Airport. The Mean Girls star appeared on a British talk show on Tuesday and revealed that a Heathrow official opened her passport and apologised when they read her name but then asked her to take ...

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Birmingham: Muslim pupil’s headscarf ban at school challenged

BIRMINGHAM: A school has been accused of breaching anti-discrimination laws after claims a four-year-old Muslim pupil was told she could not wear a headscarf. St Clare’s Catholic Primary School in Birmingham has met with equality leaders at the city council to discuss a complaint from the pupil’s family. The council ...

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