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Police arrest mullah over claims in Pakistan star's murder

Multan - Pakistani police arrested a high-profile mullah on Wednesday over his alleged role in the murder of a social media star Qandeel Baloch last year, which reignited calls for action against so-called "honour killings".

French rock magazine offers regrets after putting killer on cover

Paris - A French magazine has expressed regret after coming under fire for featuring a rock star who murdered his girlfriend on its cover amid a growing scandal over allegations of sexual violence against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

France to impose instant fines for street harassment of women

Paris - A new law will impose on-the-spot fines for harassment of women in the streets of France, a minister said Monday, as the sex scandal engulfing Hollywood honcho Harvey Weinstein encouraged French women to tell their stories.

France to impose instant fines for street harassment of women

Paris - A new law banning cat-calling and harassment of women on French streets will see men fined on the spot for lecherous and aggressive behaviour, France's women's minister said Monday.

IMF chief: to beat inequality, close the gender gap

Washington - IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday that the best way to reduce inequality around the world would be to eliminate the gap between women and men in the economic sphere.

Saudi Arabia's next revolution: female taxi drivers

Khobar - Hunched over platters of dates and Arabic coffee, Saudi women raring to drive once a government ban ends next June signed up for another revolution —- to be the kingdom's first female cab drivers.

Manal al-Sharif, driving change for Saudi women

Frankfurt Am Main - For Manal al-Sharif, the self-described "accidental activist" who spearheaded the campaign against the ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia, the time for women to be silent is over.

Saudi woman booked for driving before lifting of ban

Riyadh - Saudi police have penalised a woman filmed driving a car, a spokesman said Monday, warning against violations of a ban on female drivers set to be lifted next June.

'Battle of the sexes': Saudi men react to women driving

Riyadh - With many carrots and some sticks, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia seeks to tackle entrenched male attitudes towards women drivers before millions take the wheel, many for the first time, next June.

Saudi university to open driving school for women

Riyadh - A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women, in a first for the ultra-conservative country after a ban on women driving was lifted.

Don't bathe more than once a week says designer Westwood

Paris - Flamboyant fashion designer Vivienne Westwood revealed the secret of her eternal youth Saturday -- only taking a bath once a week.

Metro is just the ticket for Paris fashion show

Paris - Paris Fashion Week went underground in more ways than one when a rising young avant-garde designer held her show on the city's metro.Berlin-based Andra Dumitrascu had to think quickly when the venue for her show late Friday fell through at last minute....

Saudi 'historic' reform to drive women jobs growth

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's decision to allow women to drive had some sounding the death knell for ride-hailing apps like Careem, but its co-founder expects business to flourish and even plans to hire thousands of female drivers.

Leading Saudi women's activist vows to return and drive

Sydney - A Sydney-based Saudi rights activist who led a campaign for women to drive in the conservative kingdom Thursday vowed to return and become one of the first to legally get behind the wheel.

Repeal of women driving ban tests Saudi reform drive

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's historic lifting of a ban on women driving will be a litmus test for its king-in-waiting, who has sought to sideline the kingdom's arch-conservatives as he accelerates reforms, analysts say.

Russian women desperately seek daughters who joined IS

Moscow - Three years ago, Petimat Atagayeva's daughter Zalina secretly left Russia for Syria, taking her 10-month-old baby boy with her, to join the Islamic State group.

Afghanistan's only female governor replaced by man

Kabul - Afghanistan's only female provincial governor has been replaced by a man, an official said Wednesday, in a blow to women politicians in the patriarchal country.

Saudi women face web of barriers even as driving ban lifts

Riyadh - As Saudi women hail the news they will be able to drive their own cars from next June, they still face a web of restrictions in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

Saudi Arabia wins plaudits for ending ban on women driving

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's historic decision to allow women to drive won plaudits internationally and inside the conservative kingdom on Wednesday, as euphoria mixed with disbelief among activists who long fought the ban.

Mexicans march to protest violence against women

Mexico - Thousands of women of all ages marched Sunday through Mexico City, demanding justice in the case of a young woman who was kidnapped and murdered.

Iraq holds 1,300 IS women, children: security official

Baghdad - Iraq has in its custody more than 1,300 women and children from Islamic State group families who surrendered to Kurdish peshmerga forces, an official said Monday.

Edison Awards celebrates the 'Women Behind Innovation'

The Edison Awards are celebrating the “Women Behind Innovation”. This scheme recognizes those women who are paving the way with technology as well as encouraging young women to develop the critical skills they need to fuel tomorrow’s innovations.

Iran hackers demand women be allowed to watch football

Tehran - The website of Iran's main stadium was hacked on Wednesday with a demand that women be allowed to watch football matches, a day after female lawmakers were permitted to attend.

Brief joy for Iran female football fans quickly extinguished

Tehran - For a brief moment, Iran's female football fans thought they were finally allowed to attend a match, but their hopes were dashed on Monday when authorities said their tickets were sold by mistake.

Top French court rejects complaint over 'sexist' silhouettes

Paris - France's top administrative court on Friday dismissed a complaint by feminist groups over an exhibition of plywood cutouts depicting women in a variety of poses, some of them suggestive.

Women's high jump world record turns 30 years old

Rome - The women's high jump world record (2.09 meters) that was set on August 30, 1987, in Rome, Italy, has turned 30 years old.

Chapter closes on public custody battle that divided Spain

Madrid - A Spanish mother at the heart of a bruising public custody battle agreed Monday to hand her sons over to her ex-partner, closing a case that has sparked fierce debate in Spain.

'Where is my name?' Afghan women seek right to identity

Kabul - A social media campaign demanding that Afghan men refer to their wives by their own name in public is gaining traction in the deeply patriarchal country.It is common in Afghanistan for women to be known only as the "wife of" or "daughter of" someone.

Fugitive mum whose plight divided Spain turns herself in

Madrid - The Spanish mother at the heart of a bruising public custody battle turned herself in on Tuesday, the latest chapter in a case that has sparked fierce debate in Spain.

Lebanon scraps reviled rape law after campaign

Birut - Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday scrapped a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, official media and activists said, after a high-profile campaign for its repeal.
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