Female members of the Turkish military, including officers, will be allowed to wear the Islamic headscarf as long as it is color-compliant with their uniform, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.
Pakistan's state media watchdog has warned a private TV channel for airing a film on the relationship between two lesbians, saying it was against the "social, ethical and societal norms of the country."
US President Donald Trump condemned a recent spate of threats against Jewish community targets across the United States, during a visit Tuesday to the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.
Nilofar Rahmani, a celebrated Afghan female pilot who was awarded the annual "Women of Courage" prize by the US State Department, has applied for asylum in the US, to the scorn of the government in Kabul.
Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage demonstrated in separate rallies outside Taiwan's parliament in Taipei Monday, where lawmakers reviewed different versions of an amendment to the Civil Code.
The number of babies born in Japan is estimated to have fallen below 1 million in 2016, for the first time since the government started to compile comparative figures in 1899, the government announced Thursday.
Politicians and activists voiced serious concerns on Thursday regarding the lives of indigenous Australians who, according to a new damning report, are experiencing increasing levels of imprisonment, substance misuse and psychological distress.
Poverty among Europe's working population is on the rise despite the fact that economic recovery has been gaining traction in the 28-member bloc, a study released Monday by Germany's Bertelsmann Institute shows.
A stream of men relieving themselves on the world's highest cathedral - the Ulm Minster in the southern German city of Ulm - continues unabated despite the imposition of fines, endangering the building's integrity, city officials warn.
Work on contract theory - with implications for firms, constitutional law and politics - earned US-based economists Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Monday.
The rising number of Muslims living in Germany as a result of the latest wave of refugees is "a challenge for the majority of society," Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble wrote in an opinion piece for the Sunday edition of Die Welt newspaper.
Polish women face years in prison if a law tightening abortion legislation is passed. Activists opposed to the measure are demonstrating dressed in black outside parliament in Warsaw. Poland already has some of the strictest abortion legislation in the EU.
A group of Syrian volunteers who work to assist civilians amid their country's civil war, often at great personal risk to themselves, were honoured Thursday with a prize that has commonly come to be known as 'the alternative Nobel prize.'
Every fifth child born in Germany last year had a mother holding citizenship from another country, a situation brought about by the mass influx of refugees into the nation, according to data released on Wednesday.
Almost half of Australians support a ban on immigration for Muslims, a poll released Wednesday showed, revealing frustrations with their country's migration policy in the wake of a conservative lawmaker's call to bar entry to followers of Islam.
Egyptian parliament on Wednesday approved a bill toughening penalties against those involved in female genital mutilation (FGM), a practice believed to be rife in the country although illegalized in 2008.
Invented in 2004 by an Australian woman, the burkini has come under attack in Germany and France. Banning the full-body swimwear would rob many women of the freedom to have fun in public, says its creator.
Civil unions between two homosexual couples were celebrated in Milan on Friday, in one of the first applications of a landmark reform on gay rights approved by the Italian parliament almost three months ago.
Police in central Pakistan are investigating whether a British woman who recently died under mysterious circumstances at her parents’ home was killed by relatives for marrying the man of her choice, officials said on Thursday.
German Green Party legislator Volker Beck was temporarily detained in Turkey on Sunday after attempting to stop the arrest of a gay rights supporter who wanted to read a statement at the banned closing rally of Pride Week in the centre of Istanbul.
Takehiko Yoshizawa introduces a car-sharing programme in a drab north-eastern Japanese city, where tens of thousands of vehicles were swept away by a tsunami in 2011. Many volunteers and non-governmental organizations are long gone from the disaster-stricken region, but he is determined to expand the programme.
Turkish police used tear gas and water cannons on hundreds of protestors who rallied in Istanbul Saturday against the previous night's attack on a small record shop holding a listening party for the new Radiohead album.
Homophobia is on the rise in Germany, which should serve as a "warning signal" in light of the shooting attack in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, at the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.
Ireland's approval of same-sex marriage has spurred hundreds of young people to come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) over the last year, according to survey results released on Sunday, one year after the referendum took place.
In an already rough-and-tumble election season, some people in the United States are welcoming the chance to take a swing at Donald Trump - in the form of Trump pinatas that are becoming an election-year party trend.
Every year hundreds of women are murdered in Pakistan in so-called "honour killings" for bringing shame to their families. The problem is the subject of a film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy that was awarded Best Documentary in the Academy Awards on Sunday.
Almost 200 Cambodian children were removed from orphanages in 2015 that either failed to live up to institutional standards or were found to employ staff who sexually abused children in their care, the Phnom Penh Post reported Friday.
Indonesia has asked all social media and messaging platforms to drop emoticons featuring same-sex couples, a government official said Thursday, after popular application Line removed some of its emojis for the local market.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Cologne on Thursday for the beginning of Germany's traditional carnival celebrations that are taking place under unprecedented security measures following a wave of crimes against women on New Year's Eve.
Organizers of a rally against controversial proposals to legalize gay unions in Italy claimed success Saturday, saying that 2 million people from around the country had gathered in Rome to back the protest.