A court decision banning headscarves worn by Muslim girls in schools has ignited a debate over whether a court can decide what constitutes religious practice. Judges ruled the scarves aren't an "essential" part of Islam.
19 Sep 2021
Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, women's rights have been quashed. Women are being told what to wear, what to study and being segregated from men at universities. After a violent crackdown on female protesters, a demonstration has taken place in Kabul by women deemed supportive of the Taliban's ultra-hardline interpretation of Islam. Images of that rally have sparked considerable reaction on social media. FRANCE 24's Haxie Meyers-Belkin tells us more.
27 Jun 2021
The Taliban has promised to "accommodate all rights" of women and men, in line with Islamic and Afghan traditions. Concerns are rising that the militant group will roll back 20 years of progress on women's rights.
7 Oct 2020
The faithful from Senegal's influential Islamic Mouride brotherhood attend the grand mosque in central city Touba during the yearly Grand Magal pilgrimage, one of the first mass gatherings in the country since the coronavirus pandemic started.
7 Dec 2018
The United Nations General Assembly has voted down a US-proposed resolution to condemn the Islamic militant group Hamas.
13 Nov 2017
El-Zakzaky: Thousands take to streets to protest release of Nigeria's Islamic cleric.
11 Apr 2017
Islamic Movement Of Nigeria - Police disperse El-Zakzaky supporters in Abuja.