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'Womxn' - 'Michelle Obama trampling women's rights'

The former First Lady is trying to be overtly PC - but is she the one hurting women's rights more than anyone?

'Womxn' - 'Michelle Obama trampling women's rights'player

Taliban leader: We do not consider the US an enemy

In his first on-camera appearance, Afghan Interior Minister and one of the FBI's Most Wanted, explains his feelings about the West.

Taliban leader: We do not consider the US an enemyplayer

Iran's Ayatollahs' war on women

In Iran, thousands of women are prosecuted for having a 'loose' hijab. A woman’s testimony is one-half that of a man’s as is her life.Op-ed.

Iran's Ayatollahs' war on women

Qatari woman's rights activist Noof Al-Maadeed still missing

Qatari activist told her followers: 'If I'm not online, I'm dead.' i24NEWS speaks to her friend Sara about efforts to find her.

Qatari woman's rights activist Noof Al-Maadeed still missingplayer

Taliban force women from careers

Armed militants ordered women to leave public jobs, saying that they could send male relatives to take their place.

Taliban force women from careers

Saudi Arabia permits women to live independently

Saudi Arabia allows single, divorced or widowed women to live independently in a house without permission from a father or male guardian.

Saudi Arabia permits women to live independently

Hamas court rules: Women must travel with male guardian

Hamas-run Islamic court in Gaza rules ruled that women require the permission of a male guardian to travel.

Hamas court rules: Women must travel with male guardian

Anti-Israelism has mutated to suit the coronavirus

Anti-Israelism has mutated to suit the coronavirus

How does Israel violate the Rights of PA Women? Let me count the ways

How does Israel violate the Rights of PA Women? Let me count the ways

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without permission

Saudi Arabia issues series of royal decrees granting women more freedoms.

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without permission

UN rejects another anti-Israeli proposal

UN Commission on Status of Women asked to adopt resolution blaming Israel for the plight of Palestinian Arab women, but proposal is dropped.

UN rejects another anti-Israeli proposal

Saudi Arabia names first female ambassador

Princess Rima bint Bandar to serve as Saudi ambassador to the United States amid tensions over Khashoggi murder.

Saudi Arabia names first female ambassador

Haredi MK asks El Al to uphold women's rights

'There are women whose rights are trampled by fact they're forced to sit next to men,' MK Israel Eichler tells airline representatives.

Haredi MK asks El Al to uphold women's rightsplayer

Radical Islamists, women and little girls are not your toys

Radical Islamists, women and little girls are not your toys

The great Hollywood con job - women's rights

The great Hollywood con job - women's rights

Saudi Princess promises more women's rights

Saudi top female official says kingdom is working to address deeper issues on the path to women's rights.

Saudi Princess promises more women's rights

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sports events in stadiums starting in 2018.

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

Saudi Arabia permits women to drive

New royal decree in Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive starting next June, ending notorious longtime ban.

Saudi Arabia permits women to drive

Saudi cleric says women are 'quarter brained'

Saudi Arabian cleric banned for saying women should not be allowed to drive because they have a “quarter” of the brainpower of men.

Saudi cleric says women are 'quarter brained'

Amid criticism, Rouhani appoints two female vice presidents

Iranian President appoints two female vice presidents after coming under fire for failing to include women ministers in his cabinet.

Amid criticism, Rouhani appoints two female vice presidents

Marseilles' burqini holiday

Marseilles' burqini holiday

86% of Turkish women suffer domestic abuse

Turkish Family Ministry finds shockingly widespread physical and psychological violence, as Turkey follows trend of wider Muslim world.

86% of Turkish women suffer domestic abuse

20 women elected in landmark Saudi poll

Saudi voters elect 20 women for local government seats in the first election in which women were allowed to participate.

20 women elected in landmark Saudi poll

Saudi women begin first-ever election campaign

Saudi women join the historic election campaign in a tentative step to forward women’s rights.

Saudi women begin first-ever election campaign

Iran overrules husband in exit visa dispute

Tehran allows champion futsal player to attend competition in Guatemala, despite her husband's legal right to keep her home.

Small victory: Iran overrules husband in exit visa dispute

Iranian actress forced to flee to Dubai over hijab

Iran's ministry of culture targets Sadaf Taherian over bareheaded social media photos, exposes actress to public abuse.

Iranian actress forced to flee to Dubai over hijab

Bill: Ban Chauvinist Parties from the Knesset

Bill on the table to ban parties from Knesset which refuse to include women - a practice notably and consistently held by haredi parties.

Bill: Ban Parties Who Don't Include Women from the Knesset

Husband Bans Iran Women's Soccer Captain from Game

AFC captain takes to media, social networking to protest her husband's confiscation of her passport, legal under Sharia law.

Iran Women's Soccer Captain Banned From Match - By Her Husband

How (not) to be a Politically Correct Feminist

How (not) to be a Politically Correct Feminist

Iran to Confiscate Cars of 'Poorly Veiled' Women

Iran's police say women drivers in Tehran could have their cars impounded by police if they are caught driving with a poorly fixed veil.

Iran to Confiscate Cars of 'Poorly Veiled' Women

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Run in Elections

Saudi Arabia allows women to register to stand in local elections for the first time.

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Run in Local Elections

Clinton Foundation to Drop Saudi Donations

The Clinton Foundation will continue to accept donations from foreign countries – but not from Saudi Arabia.

Clinton Foundation to Drop Saudi Donations After Firestorm

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.

Violence Against Women 'Part of Palestinian Culture'

Iranian Women Can Attend Sporting Events - Maybe

Iran's ayatollahs on Sunday permitted women to attend sporting events, from which they have been banned since 1979.

Iranian Women Can Attend Sporting Events... Maybe, Says Official

Women Remain Main Target of Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission reports discrimination against women still their biggest problem.

Women Remain Main Target of Discrimination

Syrian Army Drafting Women for Front Lines

The fight against rebel groups becomes egalitarian in Syria, as commanders say the issue is not a matter of gender, but courage.

Syrian Army Drafting Women for Front Lines

Gaza Lecturer: Islam Defends the Rights of Women

Female lecturer from Gaza claims that Islam defends the rights of women and that it is, in fact, the West that doesn't.

Female Gaza Lecturer: Islam Defends the Rights of Womenplayer

UN: Israel Greatest Violator of Women's Rights

UN's Commission on the Status of Women claims Israel "violates the right of Palestinian women", fails to mention Saudi Arabia and Iran.

UN Finds Greatest Violator of Women's Rights - Israel, Of Course

Haredi Papers Reel at Order to Publish B'Zhutan Ad

Ads for haredi women's party 'like publishing an ad for Baruch Marzel in an Islamist Movement magazine,' Yated Ne'eman opines.

Haredi Papers Insulted by Demand to Publish Women's Party Ads

Amnesty Decries Iranian 'Baby-Machine' Laws

Iran is considering two new laws that would discriminate against women without children in an attempt to increase population growth.

Amnesty Int'l Decries Proposed Iranian 'Baby-Machine' Laws