Islam

Arts, Culture & Media

Israel's settlements

President Obama seems have to backed off his call for a building freeze on Israeli settlements. Israel says �natural growth� within existing settlements must be permitted, while Palestinians want a freeze. Matthew Bell reports.

Conflict & Justice

Egypt to ban full women's veils

Egypt's highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women's veils, known as the niqab. The practice is widely associated with more radical trends of Islam. Reporter Aya Batrawy has the story.