Dutch to introduce law next week banning face coverings, including burqas or niqabs.
Woman wearing a niqab veil.
Despite political chaos, Belgium's parliament passes a nationwide ban of burqas and niqabs almost unanimously.
Women wearing niqabs walk past a clothing shop in Marseille, France, on Dec 24, 2009.
A woman wearing a niqab shops in a supermarket in northern France, January 6.
A woman wears a full face Niqab on the streets of Blackburn July 20, 2010 in Blackburn, England.
Order to take off niqab pits law against religion.
On niqab and the law.
Muslim woman told to remove niqab in mall.
Steadying his assault rifle with his right hand, he ripped away the woman's black niqab with his left.
A new TV station is run by and features women wearing the niqab.
The niqab is a black fabric that covers a woman's entire face except eyes.
"I'd rather have Mubarak than an Islamic government," a woman in the street wearing a full black niqab told NOS, a Dutch news service yesterday.
When conservative Islamic women vote today in Quebec 's tightly contested elections, they'll enter the voting booth minus their niqabs or not at all.
Niqabs are the most restrictive Islamic head coverings, revealing only a woman's eyes to the outside world.