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Female MPA attacked in Pakistan, female journalist Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz loses her life amid conflict in Egypt and Michelle Obama believes that the US is ready for a female president. Find out the latest in women’s issues.

Female MPA attacked in Pakistan

A Female Member of Parliament of the Sindh Assembly and Pakistan People’s Party member Sania Naz Baloch has survived an attack on her car in Karachi. Read more here.

Journalist Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz dies in Egypt

A young Dubai-based journalist Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz has lost her life during the ongoing conflict in Egypt. “Rise & rise again until lambs become lions,” says her Twitter profile of young Habiba. Read more here.

America ready for female president

US’ First Lady Michelle Obama said she thinks America “is ready” for a female president, “Yes, I think the country is ready for it. It’s just a question of who’s the best person out there,” Obama told Parade magazine. Read more here.

Attraction becomes a distraction

An Iranian woman has been barred from office – apparently because religious conservatives deemed her “too attractive.” Nina Siahkali Moradi took more than 100,000 votes in Qazvin city’s council elections, finishing 14th out of 163 candidates and winning a seat. Read more here.


16.08.2013 | 15:06