In a highly unusual move, the Syrian regime announced a nationwide, immediate ban on women wearing face-covering Islamic veils at universities.
The ban follows a similar ruling by the lower house of France's parliament this month. But unlike France, Syria is an Arab and predominantly Muslim country.
The ruling outlaws the wearing of the niqab, a garment which covers the face but allows a narrow slit for the eyes. It has not been widely worn in Syria in recent years but is becoming more...Full Story