'It is not about religion or culture, it is about controlling children and especially girls and women who grow up with the constant threat of bringing shame on the family,' Mariam says
The policy has provoked backlash around the world, amid concerns it unfairly targets Muslims
Decision comes days after Donald Trump's inauguration and a year after prosecution of German comic who wrote crude poem about Turkish President
Exclusive: Department for Exiting European Union refusing to reveal how much May’s legal battles over Brexit have cost the public purse
The man's parents sought to 'cure' him after finding out he was in a relationship with another man
If you cheat on your partner with someone of the same sex, it's not considered adultery - even if you're in a same-sex marriage
The local health department is said to have agreed to the proposal by the Russian Orthodox Church
Four men reportedly entered the girl's home and forcibly kidnapped her before carrying out the attack
The disturbance has been described as the worst riot at a British prison for decades
The bill will now be sent to committee stage for further consideration, bringing it one step closer to becoming law
Conservative MP says focus on violence against women but not men is 'discriminatory'
Exclusive: UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson has signed an open letter published in The Independent calling on the British Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention
The mere fact that Faiz Siddiqui made it to Oxford is evidence that he was already part of a powerful and privileged network created by a 'path dependent' process – one that confers advantages in terms of skills and social connections that most people never had
Buchy sparked controversy when he admitted 'I've never even thought about it'
The lawyers made the admission in the fourth and final day of arguments in the Supreme Court Brexit appeal
Fourth and final day of the Supreme Court Brexit legal challenge has been heard and the judges have now retired to consider their decision