Afghan universities reopen, but few women return

Afghanistan's main universities have reopened six months after the Taliban returned to power, but only a trickle of women went back to now-segregated classes.

The Taliban insist they will allow girls and women to be educated this time around, but only in segregated classes and according to an Islamic curriculum.

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to female robot, sparking backlash for suppressing real women’s rights (video)

A robot named Sophia in Saudi Arabia was granted citizenship this week, sparking a backlash that said the robot appeared to have more rights than millions of human women and foreigners living in the Gulf nation.

Denmark bans Islamic face coverings

Denmark will join other European countries banning full-face covering, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.

Jakob Ellemann-Jensen of Denmark’s liberal party that leads a center-right governing coalition says a law proposal was not aimed at any religions or a ban of scarfs, turbans or kippa, the traditional Jewish skull cap.

Greek school students all wear hijabs in Ksanthi parade for first time! (photos)

The city of Ksanthi in northeastern region of Greece celebrated its anniversary of the liberation on October 4 from Bulgaria in 1919. The city was mainly under the Islamic Ottoman yoke for 550 years. For the past 98 years students in public schools have been taking part in parades in commemoration of the event in the city called “Eleftheria” which is translated into freedom.

Turkey appoints ambassadors to Croatia, Sudan

The Turkish Foreign Ministry appointed new ambassadors to Croatia and Sudan on Aug. 30, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The appointments were issued in the Official Gazette on Aug. 31.  

Mustafa Babür Hızlan, who was on duty as the bilateral relations general manager of the Foreign Ministry, was appointed as ambassador to Croatia's Zagreb.

Has the oath for lawmakers changed?

Merve Kavakçı was denaturalized from Turkish citizenship on account of the fact that she became an American citizen without receiving permission.

She had regained her Turkish citizenship by the ruling of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and she was afterwards appointed as the Turkish ambassador in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.