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IRAQ BANS RICE PLANTING BECAUSE OF WATER SHORTAGES

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SHAFAQNA - Reuters | by Moayed Kenany: Iraq has banned farmers from planting rice and other water-intensive crops in the face of increasing shortages because of drought and shrinking river flows, an agriculture ministry official said on…

Quebec bans face covering in public services, raising worries among Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - Quebec has adopted a law that will force people to show their faces when taking the bus or borrowing a book from the library, pushing ahead with legislation that is being criticized for targeting Muslim Canadian women. Bill 62,…

EU hijab ban - when religious freedom becomes politicking

SHAFAQNA - It must this time of year again … snow is slowly melting, the sun has more or less returned and our favourite - NOT, neo-liberals have come out of hibernation to throw Muslim women under the bus, hopefully minus their undesirable…