Most Turkish divorces are contested in court

September 6, 2017 0 comments

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Most divorces between Turkish couples are contested in court, new figures reveal. Local news agency Anadolu report that there were a total of 212,945 divorces across the predominantly Asian country last year, and in no less than 113,892 of these, the couple in question were unable to reach agreement amongst themselves and ended up arguing…

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Ex-wife fails in bid to increase £3.5m divorce settlement

September 1, 2017 4 comments

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The former wife of a wealthy property tycoon has failed in her bid to have her divorce settlement increased. She was originally awarded £3.5 million out of a £9.4 million fortune back in 2015 following the couple’s divorce. Her now 82 year-old ex-husband unsuccessfully tried to appeal against that amount last year. However, the 61…

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Indian Islamic schools to teach ‘correct’ divorce

August 30, 2017 0 comments

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Islamic schools in India will soon begin teaching boys the correct way to get a divorce. The Dargah-E-Ala Hazrat is a Muslim spiritual centre in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It also controls around 15,000 madrasas in the country. A senior cleric from the institution announced the lessons on divorce shortly after the Indian…

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Fatal heart attacks more likely for divorced people

August 29, 2017 1 comment

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People who have heart attacks are more likely to die from them if they are divorced. This claim was made by researchers from Aston University, who compared data on one million British people. If someone divorces, they are 16 per cent more likely to die from a heart attack than married people and seven per…

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1,000 divorced couples pressured to reunite

August 24, 2017 1 comment

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Almost 1,000 divorced couples in Chechnya have been pressured to get back together after comments made by the region’s leader. Earlier this year after Ramzan Kadyrov, whose official title is Head of the Chechen Republic, declared that divorce was the cause of many social problems in the region. Speaking recently on the subject, he said…

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India bans ‘triple talaq’ divorce

August 23, 2017 0 comments

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The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that the ‘triple talaq’ divorce is unconstitutional. The so-called ‘instant divorce’ developed out of the Islamic tradition of verbal divorce. In order to bring his marriage to an end, a husband just has to declare his intention to divorce three times. Usually these declarations are made over a period…

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Saudis worry over trivial divorce

August 22, 2017 1 comment

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Government officials in Saudi Arabia have grown increasingly concerned by a surge in divorce for trivial reasons. Humood Al Shimmari is a registrar authorised to conduct marriages. Speaking to Saudi daily Al Watan (the Homeland), he said he saw more and more Saudi men making unilateral decisions to divorce their wives for a variety of…

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Woman granted divorce over lack of indoor toilet

August 21, 2017 2 comments

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An Indian woman has been granted a divorce from her husband after he refused to install a toilet in the marital home. The woman, 24, had been forced to use fields close to their home in a village near the city of Bhilwara, the Times of India reports. The couple were married for five years…

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