July 05, 2019 11:37 am
Originally designed in 2004 by Aheda Zanetti, a Lebanese-born Australian fashion designer, a burkini is a play on two words — burqa, which is a body and head covering garment worn by Islamic women in public, and bikini.
August 01, 2014 7:59 am
France’s burqa ban stokes a debate on rights and duties in the modern state.
April 12, 2011 2:48 am
France on Monday became the worlds first country to ban veils anywhere in public.
April 11, 2011 8:21 am
Home to Europe's biggest Muslim population,France is first to ban full-face veils in public places.