Sharia law

What are women banned from doing in Saudi Arabia?
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What are women banned from doing in Saudi Arabia?

Social reforms in the kingdom not as far reaching as first assumed, say campaigners
23 Jan 2020
Malaysian women caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’
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Malaysian women caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’

LGBT groups express dismay as pair given six strokes for violating sharia law
3 Sep 2018
All Christians are liars, Birmingham pupils told
Birmingham mosque
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All Christians are liars, Birmingham pupils told

Inquiry into 'Trojan Horse' allegation finds extremism in 13 schools
19 Jul 2014
MIDDLE EAST: What is life like under IS rule?
The flag of IS flutters on the 'dome' of a Syrian Christian Church
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MIDDLE EAST: What is life like under IS rule?

Militants behead and rape victims, yet stage 'fun days' for residents of their self-declared caliphate
9 Jun 2014
IRAN: Killer spared by victim's family before execution
Iranian man spared from execution
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IRAN: Killer spared by victim's family before execution

Execution stopped at the last minute by murder victim's mother, who slaps killer then forgives him
17 Apr 2014
Is Sharia law creating a 'parallel UK legal system'?
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Is Sharia law creating a 'parallel UK legal system'?

Sharia law's critics say it discriminates against women, but supporters claim it poses no threat to British justice
26 Mar 2014
Afghan atheist granted asylum on religious ground
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Afghan atheist granted asylum on religious ground

Lawyers argued man would face persecution for renouncing his faith if he returned to his homeland
14 Jan 2014

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RELIGION: Are Sharia divorces on the way?
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RELIGION: Are Sharia divorces on the way?

Some lawyers claim landmark ruling Jewish couple's split could pave the way for Sharia divorces in UK
1 Feb 2013
Sharia law: is it brutal orjust
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Sharia law: is it brutal orjust

Briefing: Reports of two shocking judgments have put Sharia law in the dock again. So, what is it?
23 Aug 2010