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A sad day for women's rights: Four people critically injured in Pakistan acid attack

Four women are in critical condition after being ... Four women were critically injured in an acid attack in southwest Pakistan on Monday. The women were shopping at a popular retail center in Quetta when two men approached on motorcycle and threw ...

Editor's Choice - 23/07/2014 - 10:01 - comment 0

International NGO Collaborates With Lebanese Groups to Advance Women's Rights

the efforts of local nonprofits working to improve the standing of women in the Middle East ... the standing of women in the Middle East and North Africa region will be launched in Beirut, Lebanon today. The Status of Women in the Middle East and North Africa (SWMENA) project acquires scientific survey data ...

16/05/2010 - 17:08 - comment 0

Girl power: Iran female cineastes partake in Women’s Cinema Confab in US

in the Global Women’s Cinema Conference held in NY. Four Iranian female cineastes have participated in the Global Women’s Cinema Conference held at the Humanities Institute of the Stony Brook ... centered on the transgender issue, has received numerous international awards. The three-day conference ...

21/09/2014 - 06:23 - comment 0

Rights group: Palestinians tortured in Israeli jails

Lawyers from the Palestinian Center for Human Rights ... assault on the besieged Gaza Strip. Lawyers from the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights ... Palestinians, including a large number of women, children and elderly people, were killed in the Israeli ...

17/09/2014 - 06:23 - comment 0

Afghani chicks let their hair-loose in the mosh-pit! Girls-only Kabul music rock-concert

In a land where women fight for rights like education, ... Afghanistan, women’s rights remain precarious.Afghan women have won back hard-fought rights such as education ... the home, and rights workers accuse the government of not doing enough to safeguard women - claims ...

01/05/2013 - 11:42 - comment 0

Prison Break! Twins after smuggled sperm

Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights said. Roula Muhammad Abd al-Ghani gave birth ... Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights said.Roula Muhammad Abd al-Ghani gave birth ... visits for the more than 7,000 Palestinians being held in prison, the Center said in a statement. ...

Editor's Choice - 28/09/2014 - 11:10 - comment 0

KSA leadership orders authorities to seriously consider Human Rights Commission's recommendations on women driving rights

ordered authorities this week to consider the Human Rights Commission's recommendations on 72 proposals, including women driving rights. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has instructed authorities to study some 72 proposals made by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) ...

04/12/2013 - 07:20 - comment 0

A win for women's rights: Saudi women can now travel without government supervision

Copyright: Arab News © 2014 All rights reserved. Saudi women have applauded ... watched like children, women are now free to travel across the borders of Saudi without the government ... women have applauded the decision taken by authorities to suspend the electronic system to notify male ...

Editor's Choice - 14/01/2014 - 07:58 - comment 0

Ford celebrates International Women's Day, women's history month spotlighting women behind all-new Mustang

are qualities like sportiness and “masculine cool,” right? So it may be a surprise to learn some key players in bringing Mustang to life over the past 50 years have been women. When people think Mustang, what often comes to mind are qualities like sportiness and “masculine cool,” right? So ...

Press Release - 09/03/2014 - 11:30 - comment 0

Hair raising sports: Qatar’s female basketball team pulls out of Asian Games over hijab row

The issue of religious freedom took center stage at the Asian Games on Wednesday when Qatari women ... The issue of religious freedom took center stage at the Asian Games on Wednesday when Qatari women forfeited ... of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), said: “The right of the athletes must be the highest priority.” Sports ...

Editor's Choice - 25/09/2014 - 12:51 - comment 1