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Young Pakistani woman set on fire

MULTAN, Pakistan, Oct 23, (AFP): A young Pakistani woman was recovering in hospital Friday after she was burned over nearly half her body by a man she had refused to marry, police said. Sonia Bibi, 20, told police from her hospital bed that her former lover Latif Ahmed sprinkled her …

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Child brides fight for freedom; Deep-rooted tradition in poor, rural areas

JODHPUR, India, Oct 18, (AFP): University student Santadevi Meghwal has been threatened, harassed, ostracised and even fined by a council of male elders in her village in India. But the 20-year-old is determined to push ahead with annulling her child marriage, and join a small but growing number of youngsters …

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Kuwaiti women happier then male counterparts

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Kuwaiti women are happier than their male counterparts such that 7.3 out of 10 Kuwaiti women and 7 out of 10 Kuwaiti men are happy, reports Al- Qabas daily. According to a scientific study conducted by the daily, 8.3 out of 10 Kuwaiti citizens understand the …

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Women, girls outnumber male counterparts in prisons: study

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28, (Agencies): More than 700,000 women and girls are held in penal institutions throughout the world, according to the third edition of the World Female Imprisonment List, researched and compiled by Roy Walmsley and published by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck, University of London, …

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More women convert to Islam – Maids looked after: panel

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23: Head of Women Affairs in the Islamic Presentation Committee (IPC) Wadha Al-Bales says the committee endeavors to propagate Islam among non-Muslim expatriates and non-Arabic speakers in particular, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Bales added the committee is proud of its active and distinguished female preachers that contribute to …

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