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Concert in mountains to celebrate Women's Day: Medeo Skating Rink

An announcement to the lucky Almaty natives and visitors: TengriFM radio is hosting a concert on March 8 to celebrate the International Women’s day at the Medeo Skating Rink.

Concert in mountains to celebrate Women's Day: Medeo Skating Rink
Hala Shukrallah, the president of the Dostour liberal party. ©Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
First woman to head Egypt party worried over military

The first woman to head an Egyptian political party has expressed concern that a return to military rule could threaten democracy in a country roiled by three years of turbulence.

First woman to head Egypt party worried over military
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KTZ women's team wins USIC International Alpine Skiing Championship in Almaty

Skiers from Kazakhstan Temir Zholy team have become winners of the 19th International Alpine Skiing Championship among railway employees.

KTZ women's team wins USIC International Alpine Skiing Championship in Almaty
Women rebel in Italian mafia heartland
Women rebel in Italian mafia heartland

As the police patrol outside and pace the corridors of her office, anti-mafia prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti speaks to AFP about her specialty -- breaking the power of the clans by turning their women.

Women rebel in Italian mafia heartland
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Kazakhstan launches personalized electronic register for pregnant women

A personalized electronic register for pregnant women has been introduced in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan launches personalized electronic register for pregnant women
Sliced with a razor, sewn up with thorns: Somali woman recalls FGM
Sliced with a razor, sewn up with thorns: Somali woman recalls FGM

Malko Jama, a recently widowed Somali mother of eight, still remembers undergoing genital mutilation three decades ago as vividly as if it were yesterday.

Sliced with a razor, sewn up with thorns: Somali woman recalls FGM
Woman in Saudi media first wants others to follow
Woman in Saudi media first wants others to follow

Soumayya Jabarti, the first female editor of a Saudi national daily, hopes to see more women take up top media posts in the ultra-conservative Muslim state.

Woman in Saudi media first wants others to follow
Study merges worldwide data on sex assaults on women
Study merges worldwide data on sex assaults on women

Worldwide, one woman in 14 has been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, according to the first global estimate of the problem.

Study merges worldwide data on sex assaults on women
New GM CEO to join First Lady at Obama speech
New GM CEO to join First Lady at Obama speech

The first female CEO of the largest American automaker will be honored by sitting with Michelle Obama when the president delivers his State of the Union Address.

New GM CEO to join First Lady at Obama speech
Olympics: Japan women outnumber men for first time
Olympics: Japan women outnumber men for first time

Women outnumber men for the first time in Japan's Winter Olympics team as the country sends a record number of athletes to Sochi in hopes of its biggest-ever medal haul.

Olympics: Japan women outnumber men for first time
©Reuters/Enrique Castro-Mendivil
Sex, pregnancy poorly understood by women: US study

Women are often in the dark when it comes to basic facts about sex, fertility, pregnancy and their own reproductive health, according to a US study Monday.

Sex, pregnancy poorly understood by women: US study
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When traditions violate human rights: bride kidnapping in Kazakhstan

Members of the Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament are considering toughening of the punishment for bride kidnapping in Kazakhstan.

When traditions violate human rights: bride kidnapping in Kazakhstan
Gulzhan Issanova (white). ©ijf.org
Judo: Kazakhstan judoka won Grand-Prix in Tashkent

Kazakhstan judoka Gulzhan Issanova won a gold medal at the World Judo Grand-Prix stage in Tashkent

Judo: Kazakhstan judoka won Grand-Prix in Tashkent
Hermes designer Nichanian: a woman in a man's world
Hermes designer Nichanian: a woman in a man's world

Frenchwoman Veronique Nichanian, the artistic director for Hermes, stands out in the fashion world as one of the only women to create men's styles.

Hermes designer Nichanian: a woman in a man's world
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MPs waive off legalization of polygamy in Kazakhstan

Members of Kazakhstan's Majilis (Lower Chamber of the Parliament) have commented on the idea of making polygamy legal in Kazakhstan.

MPs waive off legalization of polygamy in Kazakhstan
Marat Tolebayev. ©Maxim Popov
Ex-Vice-Minister of Agriculture promotes polygamy in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s former Vice-Minister of Agriculture of Marat Tolibayev has proposed to legalize polygamy in Kazakhstan.

Ex-Vice-Minister of Agriculture promotes polygamy in Kazakhstan
Maria Alyokhina, jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot. ©Reuters/Roman Yarovitsyn
Russia court orders review of Pussy Riot verdicts

The Russian Supreme Court has ordered a review of the guilty verdicts handed to two members of punk band Pussy Riot, three months before the pair are due to be released from prison, it said Thursday.

Russia court orders review of Pussy Riot verdicts
©Reuters/Youssef Boudlal
Morocco Islamists under fire over women abuse bill

A long-awaited law to combat violence against women is currently under study in Morocco, but the Islamist-led government has had to revise its proposals after sharp criticism from rights groups.

Morocco Islamists under fire over women abuse bill
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Women driver ban guards against evil: Saudi top cleric

The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia said a ban on women driving in the conservative Gulf state protects society from "evil".

Women driver ban guards against evil: Saudi top cleric
Japan's Abe appoints first ever female PM aide
Japan's Abe appoints first ever female PM aide

Japan's Shinzo Abe on Friday named the country's first ever female aide to the prime minister, just weeks after Caroline Kennedy arrived as the first woman US ambassador to Tokyo.

Japan's Abe appoints first ever female PM aide