In its relentless drive for women’s rights, Saudi Arabia has introduced a radical new law that comes into force this month. This great leap forward abolishes the requirement that restaurants must have separate entrances for men and for women. It also scraps the law that requires women to sit behind […]

Anyone found illegally celebrating Christmas in Brunei could face up to five years in prison, according to a reported declaration by the Sultan of the tiny oil-rich state. Brunei introduced its ban on Christmas last year over fears that celebrating it “excessively and openly” could lead its Muslim population astray. […]