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New Moms In The UAE Are Now Required To Breastfeed For Two Years

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New mothers in the United Arab Emirates are now required by law to breastfeed their babies for two years, according to a clause in the country’s Child Rights law. Mothers who cannot nurse would be provided with a wet nurse by the government.  One viewpoint held by the council is that children have the right to be breastfed, according to Islamic teaching; another compared not breastfeeding — just giving your baby formula — to child neglect.  Keep reading »

Husbands Can Hit Wives As Long As They Don’t Leave Marks, UAE Court Rules

Good news, domestic abusers! An Islamic court in the United Arab Emirates has ruled a husband or father can “discipline” his wife and children as long as he does not leave any marks. This decision follows a ruling where a man was taken to court for slapping his wife, injuring her bottom lip and teeth, and kicking his 23-year-old daughter, causing her to bruise. Keep reading »

Having Sex On The Beach Could Get You Arrested

Even though we gave you a few tips for having sex on the beach, we don’t recommend using them if you’re visiting Dubai. MIchelle Palmer, a 30-year-old British woman who lives there, was arrested for having sex on the beach, and in the United Arab Emirates, sex outside of marriage is illegal, and so is PDA. What happened was that Michelle and a man were caught by a police officer after spending most of the day being gluttons at an all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch. He let them go with a warning, but then he caught them a second time, and Michelle reportedly called the officer names and tried to hit him with her heel. And now, thanks to a few too many mimosas, Michelle could face up to six years in jail. [AHN] Keep reading »

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