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Philippine school bans the hijab, sparks controversy

A ban on Muslim students wearing the hijab at a Catholic-run school in the Philippines, has sparked complaints and controversy.

Saudi threatens to withdraw from Olympics over hijab ban

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the London Olympics following the ban on female judo competitor Wujdan Shahrkhani wearing a hijab whilst competing.

Shiite police trainees defy Lebanon's hijab ban

New police recruits in Lebanon defied an official military ban on the hijab, by turning up for training wearing Islamic headscarves.

FIFA firm on Iran women's Olympic soccer team hijab ban

Amman - FIFA is holding firm to the recent hijab ban that forced the Iranian women's soccer team to forfeit their qualifying matches against Jordan and Vietnam virtually ending their dreams for a berth in the 2012 Olympic games to be held in London.

International Soccer Body Upholds Quebec's Hijab Ban

This young girl was sent of the soccer field in a Quebec soccer tournament last weekend because of her head gear.

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