Erdogan proposes vote on right to wear Islamic headscarf
The subject is particularly important for Erdogan, whose Islamic-rooted ruling party lifted a long-standing ban on wearing the hijab in state institutions in 2013.
General headscarf ban at work is okay, Europe's top court says
The Court of Justice of the European Union says EU companies can ban headscarfs as long as it is a general prohibition that does not discriminate against employees.
Panel of India's top court split on decision about hijab in classrooms
Muslims are a sizeable minority in India, accounting for 13% of the population of 1.4 billion in the south Asian nation where Hindus make up the majority.
Iran to act decisively after biggest protests in years, president says
At least 41 people have been killed in the week-long unrest, state television says.
Protests break out at funeral of Iranian woman who died after morals arrest
Police were seen firing tear gas and one man was shown on a video with an injury to the head that someone could be heard saying was caused by birdshot.
Taliban promise ‘good news’ on girls’ education
At the end of March, the Taliban, who took power after US forces withdrew from the country last August, closed high schools and colleges for girls just hours after their reopening.
Macron clashes with Le Pen over hijab ban
While polls indicate Macron is ahead they also point to a far tighter race between the centrist and the far-right leader than in their 2017 run-off.
Hindu hardliners seek wider India ban on hijab in class after court verdict
They say India is a 'Hindu nation' and that no religious outfits should be seen in educational institutes.
India court upholds state’s ban on hijab in class
The ban last month by the southern state sparked protests by some Muslim students and parents, and counter-protests by Hindu students.
Security tight in India as schools reopen after headscarf row
Police with batons have been deployed outside several schools.
Indian state re-opens some schools in wake of hijab dispute
The issue comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party prepares for elections in key states.
India’s tech hub bans protests after hijab row escalates
Many Hindu classmates blame protests for disrupting their education, and insist they too should be allowed to wear religious symbols.