Teaching staffers who violate niqab banning to be prohibited, CU spox

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 10:39 GMT

Cairo University’s spokesperson, Mahmoud Alam El Din, said that the university has been applying the decision of banning niqab at the lecture rooms for a while.

Court upholds banning teaching staff to wear niqab at Cairo Uni.

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 01:53 GMT

A total number of 80 niqabi researchers at Cairo University filed an appeal against a previous decision by the Administrative Judiciary Court banning them from the face veil on campus.

Khosht: Niqab ban on teaching staff adheres to university traditions

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 01:28 GMT

President of Cairo University Mohamed el-Khosht said that Monday’s ruling to ban teaching staff from wearing niqab at campus “adheres to the university’s customs.”

State Commissioners Authority says niqab ban violates personal freedom

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 - 11:31 GMT

The SCA said niqab cannot be moved from being permissible to being absolutely prohibited.

Bill against niqab sparks controversy among Egyptians

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 11:30 GMT

Parliament member, Ghada Ajami, submitted a bill banning women to wear the niqab (face veils) in public places.

How does Hussein Fahmy view Egypt's political scene?

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 - 07:30 GMT

Famous actor Hussein Fahmy, the first UNDP Regional Goodwill ambassador for Arab States in 1998.

Niqab ban effective in Austria on Sunday

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 - 11:27 GMT

Legislation banning full-face Muslim veils in public spaces has gone into effect in Austria starting Sunday.

‘Niqab’ falsely claimed to be obligatory: former mufti

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 - 08:19 GMT

Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa, said that Salafists’ claims that the “niqab” (cloth covering the face) is obligatory for women in Islam is a pretext for them to consider other Muslims faithless and thus take power.

European rights court upholds Belgian face veil ban

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 - 06:01 GMT

On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld Belgium’s ban on the Islamic full-face veil, rejecting a legal challenge by two Muslim women.

Numbers of niqabi academic staff at Cairo University drops

Fri, 05 May 2017 - 02:39 GMT

President of Cairo University, Gaber Nassar, said he did not ban the university’s academic staff from wearing the niqab.