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Rafia Zakaria

Hambantota: Art of using old tricks to get new land

China was there to help make it all happen and then Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was glad to accept.

22 Feb 2019 12:45 AM

‘Dark’ tourism is on the rise, cashing in on human misery

It is well known that in India, which markets itself as “exotic India” in its pro-tourism commercials, tourists can take guided tours of large slums.

15 Feb 2019 12:24 AM

2 Muslim women in US Congress make history, break a stereotype

No sooner had the clip featuring Representative Tlaib hit the contentious airwaves of American cable news that it went viral.

11 Jan 2019 12:29 AM

The problem with baby powder

It is difficult to tell whether the exercise in limiting the damage from lawsuits will be successful.

21 Dec 2018 12:26 AM

Laughing celebrity brides

The curly-moustache sporting groom, Ranveer Singh, is resting on cushions next to Padukone.

06 Dec 2018 12:03 AM

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Halt arranged marriages, people will be much happier

It is no surprise that divorce has become far more prevalent, though not less stigmatised, than it used to be.

12 Oct 2018 2:01 AM

America is no saviour of women in Afghanistan

The aims of Promote were to improve the status of 75,000 Afghan women at all levels of society.

21 Sep 2018 12:17 AM

Headscarves have evolved as a symbol of identity

All of this would be readily acceptable were it not for the fact that this particular contest is a beauty pageant.

06 Sep 2018 7:50 AM

The children of terror

Participation, of course, is presented as an honour that the children have to earn, an imprimatur of belonging.

31 Aug 2018 1:18 AM

Europe story: Muslims are judged over a handshake

The case of Farah Alhajeh may seem like victory in the individual sense of receiving damages and being vindicated.

24 Aug 2018 5:45 AM

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Work visas can help eliminate global poverty

The fact that work visas and access to labour markets work better was never mentioned.

20 Apr 2018 12:41 AM

Understanding harassment, in workplaces and in homes

According to UN Women, 120 million girls around the world have experienced forced sexual acts.

30 Dec 2017 12:14 AM

Many abusive men and their suffering wives go unnoticed

The high-profile nature of the Ilyasi murder case has meant that it has received a lot of attention.

21 Dec 2017 1:35 AM

How Muslim women in UK are bereft of their rights

Women caught in the middle should not have to pay the price, and be left without rights or recourse.

14 Dec 2017 12:49 AM

A new look: Barbie now wears a hijab

Barbies have hardly been symbols of either feminism or modesty or female achievement.

24 Nov 2017 12:07 AM

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A lesson to all men

Children from such families have lower levels of academic achievement than those from families with one father and one mother.

11 Nov 2017 12:48 AM

ISIS is looking out for violent Muslim women

The argument that turning to women does not come from the surrender of men would be harder to make now.

13 Oct 2017 12:59 AM

House of Saud and its jubilant tale of progress

A victory for Saudi women thus comes at the expense of heightening Saudi nationalism and even xenophobia.

05 Oct 2017 3:16 AM

Marriages of desperation

Along with the Rohingya, the people of Syria have seen incredible devastation in the past few years.

29 Sep 2017 2:17 AM

Suu Kyi: Taking away Nobel won’t help

Suu Kyi’s fellow Nobel laureates, including Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, have questioned the silence.

15 Sep 2017 1:52 AM

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