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# niqab - Saturday 4 August, 2018

First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil - reports

As of 1 August, wearing a burqa or the niqab in public carries a fine of 1,000 kroner.

# niqab - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Women defiant as Denmark's full-face veil ban comes into effect

“When the mosque is one of the few places where we can (wear veils), then I think the law will mean that more people will go to the mosque.”

# niqab - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

Wearing a burqa, which covers a person’s entire face, or the niqab in public will lead to a fine of €134.

# niqab - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Human rights court backs Belgium's ban on wearing a full-face veil in public

The court ruled that the ban sought to guarantee social cohesion.

# niqab - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here's why this Khloe Kardashian selfie has sparked uproar Controversy

Here's why this Khloe Kardashian selfie has sparked uproar

Oh, Khloe.

# niqab - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Australian parliament decides NOT to make women in burqas sit in a glass enclosure

The plan was put forward due to security concerns since the rise of the Islamic State organisation.

# niqab - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

New Canadian citizens told to remove veils at swearing in ceremonies

Most Canadians find the practice of reciting the oath behind a veil disturbing and new Canadians should take it in view of their fellow citizens, the country’s immigration minister has said.

# niqab - Thursday 22 September, 2011

France issues first sanctions for niqab wearing in public

It comes as one high-profile wearer of a niqab says she plans to run for president next year.

# niqab - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Italy takes first steps to banning face veil

The Berlusconi-backed bill follows on from the ban introduced in France and Belgium.

# niqab - Sunday 26 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

In your 9 at 9: Minister in sack threat; the universal social charge is here to stay; the end of LulzSec; the senator and the passport row; and the world’s ugliest dog.

# niqab - Monday 11 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on today’s main news stories.

France's face veil ban takes effect today

A controversial ban on facial veils has come into effect in France today, despite protests by interest groups that the ban violates European human rights law.

# niqab - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Syria reverses ban on Islamic face veil

The President has also closed the country’s only casino. The moves have been seen as an attempt to reach out to conservative Muslims.

# niqab - Friday 4 March, 2011

France's face veil ban to take effect next month

The banning of some religious dress in European countries have drawn criticism by human rights groups – who say the laws discriminate against Muslims and impede an individual’s freedom of expression.

# niqab - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

FRENCH MPS have voted to ban women from wearing the Islamic full veil in public, the BBC reports. The ban will be ratified by France’s senate in September and will become law. Fines of €150 for women who wear the veil in public, or €30,000 and one year in prison for men who force their wives to wear it, have been suggested.