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A leading US Muslim advocacy group has welcomed the new policy for Minneapolis’ St. Paul police which allows Muslim policewomen to don Islamic headscarf or hijab.

Israeli occupation forces shoot dead a Palestinian woman in Gaza early on Saturday, the Palestinian territory's Hamas-run health ministry said.

The issue of Hijab is not a new topic and it is as old as the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The World Food Programme (WFP) has announced it will be forced to reduce its work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) because of severe funding constraints.

More than 10,000 Syrians have fled into Lebanon since a fresh offensive on the city of Yabroud and its outskirts began on 12 February, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

Pakistani Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam underlined friendly relations between Tehran and Islamabad, and said terrorist acts cannot harm the two countries’ cordial ties.

A court in France has convicted a young Muslim woman over engaging in a dispute with police officers who arrested her for wearing a full-face Islamic veil or niqab.

 A 16-yea-old Rohingya girl has been allegedly gang raped by four Buddhist Rakhine men and three police officers.

On February 13, Voice of Libyan Women (VLW), is calling on everyone to wear a purple hijab to show their support for International Purple Hijab Day.

“Voices against Violence” is a co-educational curriculum developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and UN Women, with inputs from young people.

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