LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) Pakistan added a “third gender” option to national identity cards in 2009, but official recognition has not stopped discrimination against “khawaja saras,” those who choose not to be identified as either male or female.
(Reuters) Ahmad said the flight attendant had discriminated against her when the attendant refused her request for an unopened can of Diet Coke, saying it could be used as a weapon, yet gave the man sitting next to her an unopened can of beer.
(RNS) Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi gynecologist, novelist and poet, made the move after death threats from al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, which claimed credit for the killing of another Bangladeshi atheist last month.
PHOENIX (Reuters) The Islamic Community Center of Phoenix said it was hosting a gathering to “show that when one of us is mistreated, our community responds with a message of Love and Not Hate.”
(RNS) Beau Latif Scurich and his wife, Naila Baloch, are the first married couple to share a full-time Muslim chaplaincy position at a U.S. college.
(Reuters) The anti-Muslim event outside the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix was organized by an Iraq war veteran who posted photos of himself online wearing a T-shirt with a crude slogan denigrating Islam and waving the U.S. flag.
CASABLANCA (Reuters) Girls as young as eight are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.
BOSTON (Reuters) Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face about 20 of his victims at a hearing next month when he will be formally sentenced to die for the 2013 attack.
(RNS) Thousands of Rohingya have left Myanmar this spring and at least hundreds are now stranded at sea. Who are these Rohingya and what are they running from? Let us ‘splain …