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UN scolds France over Muslim headscarf ban

UN committee says France violated an international rights treaty when it banned a woman from wearing a headscarf at school.

UN scolds France over Muslim headscarf ban

French minister condemns headscarf ban for soccer players

French gender equality minister supports Muslim women soccer players who are seeking to overturn headscarf ban.

French minister condemns headscarf ban for soccer players

France moves closer to banning headscarves in sports

French Senate votes in favor of banning headscarves in sports competitions.

France moves closer to banning headscarves in sports

Swiss Muslim and Jewish groups speak out against 'burqa ban'

The ban on face-covering veils was approved in a referendum on Sunday.

Swiss Muslim and Jewish groups speak out against 'burqa ban'

Swiss voters back ban on full face coverings

Vote on “burqa ban” comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Swiss voters back ban on full face coverings

Austrian court strikes down law banning headscarf

Austria's constitutional court says law banning headscarf in primary schools is unconstitutional and discriminatory.

Austrian court strikes down law banning headscarf

'Under the Nazis, Jews couldn't choose'

Dutch Jewish leader protests comparisons between burqa ban and the Holocaust.

'Under the Nazis, Jews couldn't choose'

In Germany it is forbidden to criticize the Islamic veil

In Germany it is forbidden to criticize the Islamic veil

D-Day? Europe is imbued with anti-Americanism

D-Day? Europe is imbued with anti-Americanism

Austria bans students from wearing burqas

Austrian government approves bill banning wearing of Islamic head covering in public by students.

Austria bans students from wearing burqas

Sri Lanka bans burqa following terror attack

Sri Lanka's president bans garment worn by some Muslim women, says they are "a security risk".

Sri Lanka bans burqa following terror attack

New Quebec bill would ban religious symbols

Canadian province of Quebec introduces bill that bans some public employees from wearing religious symbols at work, including kippahs.

New Quebec bill would ban religious symbols

French sports retailer won't sell hijab

French sportswear retailer Decathlon scraps plans to sell hijab for women runners in France following public outcry.

French sports retailer won't sell hijab

Denmark's ban on Islamic face veils comes into force

Women protest new Danish legislation banning garments that cover the face, including the niqab or burqa.

Denmark's ban on Islamic face veils comes into force

Denmark bans Islamic face veils

Denmark approves law banning garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.

Denmark bans Islamic face veils

Denmark considering ban on Muslim face veils

Danish government proposes ban on niqab and burqa in public spaces.

Denmark considering ban on Muslim face veils

Quebec bans Muslim face coverings

Canadian province bans public workers from wearing full-face coverings, wearing niqabs and burqas on public transit.

Quebec bans Muslim face coverings

Denmark to become latest EU nation to ban burqas

Coalition parties support law banning full-face coverings, including burqas, following in the footsteps of five European countries.

Denmark to become latest EU nation to ban burqas

Austria's 'burqa ban' goes into effect

Austrian law that forbids any kind of full-face covering comes into force.

Austria's 'burqa ban' goes into effect

Austria bans burqas, other face coverings

Austria becomes fifth European country to ban Muslim head coverings in public, also bans scarves, masks, and clown paint.

Austria bans burqas, other face coverings

Austria to ban burqas starting October

New Austrian legislation will ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places starting October 1.

Austria to ban burqas starting October

Germany approves partial ban on burqa

New German law forbids public servants from wearing full-face Islamic veil while performing their duties.

Germany approves partial ban on burqa

Austrian minister calls for Islamic headscarf ban

Austria's Foreign Affairs Minister says public servants, including school teachers, should be banned from wearing the Islamic headscarf.

Austrian minister calls for Islamic headscarf ban

Dutch parliament votes to ban burqas

The lower house of the Dutch Parliament voted to ban wearing articles of clothing that fully cover the face - such as burqas and niqabs.

Dutch parliament votes to ban burqas

Norway seeks ban on burqas in classrooms

Norway's government announces plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls.

Norway seeks ban on burqas in classrooms

Q & A: Burqas and burquinis

Q & A: Burqas and burquinis

While Islamists slaughter us, Europe plays Pokemon

While Islamists slaughter us, Europe plays Pokemon

'Face veil has no place, but we can't ban it'

Germany’s Interior Minister says Muslim face veil is not compatible with German society but can't be banned due to constitutional issues.

German minister: Face veil has no place, but we can't ban it

Marseilles' burqini holiday

Marseilles' burqini holiday

Mom, apple pie and burqas?

Mom, apple pie and burqas?

How Does Chad Beat Terror? Banning Burqas

West can learn from Africa? After suicide bomber dresses as woman, Muslim-majority Chad vows to arrest anyone in full-face veil.

How Does Chad Beat Terror? Banning Burqas

Dutch Cabinet Approves Partial Ban on Burqa

Dutch cabinet approves a partial ban on wearing the Islamic veil in schools, hospitals and on public transport.

Dutch Cabinet Approves Partial Ban on Burqa

France: Woman Ejected from Opera for Wearing Veil

Paris opera house ejects a woman for wearing a veil covering her face and which was outlawed in 2011.

France: Woman Ejected from Opera for Wearing Face Veil

Back to the 'Garden of the Beasts'

Back to the 'Garden of the Beasts'

European Rights Court to Rule on French Burqa Ban

A woman, 24, is seeking to persuade the European Court of Human Rights to categorize the French law as discriminatory.

European Rights Court to Rule on French Burqa Ban

French Court Upholds Ban on Muslim Face Veil

French court convicts woman for wearing a full-face veil in public, rejects bid to have the country's burqa ban declared unconstitutional.

French Court Upholds Ban on Muslim Face Veil

EU Court puts France Burqa Ban in Spotlight

Meanwhile, a Paris court upholds the right of a nursery to fire a female employee who insisted on wearing an Islamic headscarf.

EU Court puts France Burqa Ban in Spotlight

British Minister: Ban Muslim Face Veils in Courts

The Muslim face veils worn by women are a "peculiar costume in the 21st century," says Minister Kenneth Clarke.

British Minister: Ban Muslim Face Veils in Courts

Candidate: Want to Vote? Remove Your Burqa

A Jewish candidate in the Jerusalem city elections calls to require Muslim women to show their faces. ‘Burqas are used for vote fraud.’

Candidate: Want to Vote? Remove Your Burqa

Veiled Saudi Women Ejected from Paris Airport

France is enforcing a year-old ban on the "niqab" and not allowing Muslim women into the country if they refuse to take off a face veil.

Veiled Saudi Women Ejected, Deported from Paris Airport