CAIRO: Divorces to Become More Difficult to Obtain if President Abdel-Fatteh el-Sissi Has His Way

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  Did you know that in Egypt and many Muslim countries, it is a man’s prerogative to divorce his wife simply by saying “I divorce you” to her three times? Apparently, this practice has led to an explosion of divorces in Egypt – about 900,000 per year – and the president wants to do something …

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Austrian woman Estibaliz Carranza, who killed her ex husband, will be sent to men's prison because she is so dangerous according to authorities

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Reports are saying that Austrian ice cream shop owner Estibaliz Carranza, 38, will be transferred from her female prison to a men’s prison because she is too dangerous to be locked up with other women. She is accused of killing two men: her lover and prior to that, her ex-husband who she called “violent and …

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Divorce in India: The "Judge's Discretion" Can Result in Completely Ridiculous Outcomes

A recent New York Times article about Divorce in India caught my attention for all the wrong reasons. I just thought “how ridiculous!” when I read some of the reasons that a judge in India can exercise his or her discretion in granting or not granting a divorce.  The author wrote: The country’s legal code …

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MOSCOW: Natalia Potanina, billionaire oligarch's ex wife, fights for her 50% share of his empire

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BACKGROUND Natalia Potanina’s name sounds like she is a ballerina with the Bolshoi. Or at least a top ranked tennis player. But she is not. Instead, she is the former wife of one of Russia’s richest oligarchs and close friend of Russian president Vladimir Putin – Vladimir Potanin.  Ms Potanina and her husband Vladimir were …

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