Women win in Saudi Arabia municipal council electionsHistoric day for Saudi women following the country's first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates.
Iran Women's Soccer Captain Banned From Match - By Her HusbandAFC captain takes to media, social networking to protest her husband's confiscation of her passport, legal under Sharia law.
Violence Against Women 'Part of Palestinian Culture'Expert to PA media: Palestinian men view women as property; most Palestinian women say domestic violence is justified.
Prenuptial Agreements Saving 'Agunot' Throughout IsraelAccording to Dr. Rachel Levmore, Rabbinic embrace of prenuptial agreements is reducing the number of new get-refusal cases in Israel.
Syrian Army Drafting Women for Front LinesThe fight against rebel groups becomes egalitarian in Syria, as commanders say the issue is not a matter of gender, but courage.
'Jihadi Brides' from Australia Becoming Frightening TrendAustralia's FM alerts public to number of women traveling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State, warns against 'romantic' notions.
Most Religious-Zionists Oppose Female RabbisA Jerusalem Conference survey finds 54% do not want women deciding halacha, 18% are in favor of it.
ISIS 'Morality Police' Rules with Iron FistModesty squad regularly beating women whose crimes include not having their eyes covered, NGO reveals.
More Australian Women Join ISISTrend of young women joining Islamic State a growing problem, Canberra states Saturday.
ISIS is 'Particularly Targeting Educated Women' for ExecutionSee a pattern? Main targets for ISIS execution: female lawyers, female candidates for public office, female doctors.
After Refusing to Sit Next to Women, Hareidi Men Leave PlaneA group of Hareidi men who refused to sit next to women, disembarked from a Delta flight, when their request to switch seats was denied.
Poll: Leftists, Arabs Want More Women in NegotiationsA new poll shows that two thirds of Israelis believe the women should have more of a role in negotiations with the Palestinians.
Rabbinic Group Advocates Women's Participation in Simhat TorahNational-religious org. of rabbis and women's leaders encourages synagogues to include women - within the lines of Orthodox norms.
Sixty British Women Join IS 'Modesty Police'IS al-Khansaa Brigade enforces extreme morality standards - and is run by British women fleeing full rights in the West.
Hareidi Parties to Allow Women in Office?Prominent Rabbi notes that hareidi MKs are voting for a female presidential candidate - and says change is on the horizon.
Imprisoned Saudi Princesses Give Emotional Plea for HelpPrincesses allegedly locked in a Jeddah palace say royal family is starving them, call on world leaders to stop 'gender apartheid.'
Surprise: Hamas Appoints First Female SpokespersonThe Hamas government has appointed 23-year-old Israa Al-Mudallal as its first English-language spokeswoman.
Video: Saudi Woman Drives Car Despite BanA woman in Saudi Arabia posts a clip of herself driving, pledges to continue to drive despite a decree banning women from doing so.
Fatah Facebook: Female Terrorist is 'Master of the World'The administrator of one of Fatah's official Facebook pages recently posted a picture calling female terrorists the “master of the world."
Rabbanit: Women Can Unify the Jewish PeopleThousands of women will hold a special prayer session for the safety of world Jewry on Monday
Obama Names Female Secret Service DirectorUS agency gets its first female director, Julia Pearson.
First Lady Michelle Obama, State Dept. Honor Egyptian 9/11 FanFirst Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secy of StateJohn Kerry this week will honor a woman who celebrated Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on America.
Vatican, Iran Resist UN Efforts to Fight Violence Against WomenThe Vatican and Iran are resisting efforts by UN conference to demand tougher global standards to prevent violence against women, children.
UN Cancels Gaza Marathon Over Discriminatory Women PolicyGaza's third international marathon has been cancelled after Hamas refused to allow women to participate.
Saudi Women Protesters Arrested, Spark Arab Spring II?A group of protesting Saudi Arabian women arrested this month prompted a groundswell of outrage that may lead to a new Arab Spring II.
Woman as Prime Minister Not Suited to Deal with Iran: PollOnly seven percent of respondents think a woman can deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, says a women’s Zionist poll.
Iran Pays Russian Women Working at Nuclear Plant to Wear HijabIran is paying female Russian technicians working at the Bushehr nuclear power plant to wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab.
Hareidi Parties: Women's 'Role' Not in the KnessetKnesset Election Committee will discuss disqualifying Hareidi parties because they have no women on their lists
Saudi Woman Sues Ministry Over Driving BanA Saudi women’s rights activist filed a lawsuit against interior ministry over a decree banning women from obtaining driving licenses.
Video: Al-Qaeda Forms All-Female Brigade to Attack WestAl-Qaeda has formed all-female brigade to infiltrate and hit Western military bases, as they are less likely than men to attract suspicion.
Severe Hunger in WWII Increased Risk of Breast CancerSevere hunger increases breast cancer risk in Jewish women survivors of World War II.
IKEA 'Deletes' Women from Saudi CatalogueSwedish home and furniture retailer Ikea has been criticized for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its catalogue.
Iran Bans Women Due to 'Manly Nature' of StudiesThirty-six universities in Iran have banned women from 77 fields of study.
NY's Orthodox Jewish Senate Candidate Vows to Drop the 'Pink'The 22-year-old orthodox Jewish woman running for office in the New York State Senate said that she is planning to "leave the pink at home"
Orthodox Jewish Woman Runs for NY State SenateFor the first time, an Orthodox Jewish woman is running for office in the New York State Senate.
'Women Have a Unique Part in the Zionist Enterprise'Arutz Sheva visits the annual gathering of the Zionist General Council, attended by many women who have contributed to society.
Egyptian 'Veiled Women Only' Television Stirs ControversyAn Egyptian TV channel, managed exclusively by veiled women, has stirred controversy and revived debate over individual freedom.
Iran Cracks Down on Women Wearing 'Vulgar,' 'Illegal' ClothesIran is conducting a new crackdown on women wearing the headscarves improperly or who are dressed in a “vulgar” fashion.
Newsweek Names Tzipi Livni One of World’s 150 ‘Fearless’ WomenNewsweek’s third annual list of 150 “fearless women” who “shake the world” includes Opposition leader Tzipi Livni.
Hareidi Women Chefs Break Gefilte Fish StigmaSuppression of women? Hareidi women’s convention breaks the myth and also the stigma that there is nothing to eat except gefilte fish.
Denied Inclusion in Hatzalah, Orthodox Women Take InitiativeOrthodox women establish 'Ezrat Nashim,' aimed at providing volunteer medical emergency services to female Jewish community.
Rabbi Melamed: It Is a Great Mitzvah to Serve in IDFIt is a great mitzvah to serve in the IDF but also a mitzvah to refuse orders contradicting Jewish law, says Rabbi Eliezer Melamed.
Former Shas Leader Deri: Beat Up Anyone Who Spits at WomenFormer Shas religious party leader Aryeh Deri says he would beat up anyone who spits on women. Suppression of women? Read the Bible.
Police Vow 'Zero Tolerance' on Discrimination Against WomenIsrael Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino vows a "zero tolerance" policy on discrimination against women in public venues.
Chief Rabbi Metzger: No Right to Force Separate SeatingChief Rabbi Yona Metzger says that no one can force involuntary separate seating for men and women on public buses.
MKs Tell Clinton to ‘Mind your Own Business’Clinton switched from foreign to domestic issues to put down Israel, and MKs suggest the Secretary of State mind her own business.
Judean Women Look Through the CrosshairsAs the Arabs in Judea and Samaria threaten to storm communities, the women at Pnei Kedem in Gush Etzion are learning to shoot.
Three Israeli Girls Accused in Rock Attacks on Arab MotoristsThree young Israeli women are being held on suspicion of attacking Arab motorists near the Tapuach junction in Samaria Tuesday.
Soldier Sues: IDF Can’t Force CultureSoldier expelled over concert row brings case to the Supreme Court. Controversial concert part of issue of national importance, he says.
A First-Time Women's Shelter Grows in GazaFor the first time ever, a battered women's shelter has opened its doors in Gaza, protected by Hamas police officers. Adults and minors are
Saudi Women's Revolution BeginsWomen in Saudi Arabia have begun their own revolution -- a struggle for the right to vote and against subjective grading at university.
Jihadi Cosmo To Give Beauty Tips, Bombing AdviceIn an effort to spread radicalism amongst western Muslim women, Al-Qaeda launches its own western style beauty magazine.
Finance Ministry Creates Committee on Female Retirement AgeFinance Minister approves public committee to examine raising Israel's retirement age for women from 62 to 64.
First Bedouin Woman PhD is 'Insider-Outsider' in 3 CulturesThe first Bedouin woman to hold a doctorate, Prof. Sarab Abu Rabia-Queder, describes herself as an “insider/outsider in three cultures.”
Chabad Gathering Shatters Stereotypes of Chassidic WomenSome 2,000 Chassidic women are meeting this weekend in New York to shatter stereotypes about their roles as Jewish women.
Israel to Join UN Women's GroupThe Cabinet is expected this Sunday to approve Israel's acceptance of membership in the United Nations Women's Equality and Empowerment group.