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Human rights official calls for niqabs ban in Russia

Human rights official calls for niqabs ban in Russia

Head of Russia’s Human Rights Council Valery Fadeev said the government should consider a ban on wearing niqabs, a traditional Muslim veil that covers the entire face apart from the eyes. Fadeev noted that wearing face coverings …

Russia's Volodin paying visit to Saudi Arabia

Russia's Volodin paying visit to Saudi Arabia

Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and delegates from the lower house of Russia’s parliament have arrived in Saudi Arabia. This is the first visit at the level of the State Duma speaker to the kingdom, according to the …

WhatsApp may be blocked in Russia because of channel posts

WhatsApp may be blocked in Russia because of channel posts

The WhatsApp messenger may be blocked in Russia if unfriendly channels with prohibited information appear on it, the Roskomnadzor media watchdog said. WhatsApp is owned by Meta (recognized as extremist in Russia, also owns the social …