Islamic feminist senses change, hidden camera captures Canadian kindness, Reyhaneh Jabbari’s heartbreaking letter, China’s women-only mosques, Sweden recognises Palestine, Saudi driving campaign wraps up.
Is happiness a destination we can choose regardless of circumstance, or an unattainable goal on the path to self-development?
Leon Tareq reflects on how he discovered his spirit of giving back to those less fortunate.
The Uighur mayor of a violence-racked city in China’s far-western Xinjiang region is being investigated for corruption, a government notice said, as central authorities broaden their highly publicised anti-graft probe.
A place of fear, legend, inspiration and exploration, Paris’s skull and bone-lined Catacombs still draw thousands of visitors each year, many of whom queue for hours to explore the ghoulish burial site.
“Want to taste? Come on! It’s a bit like the sushi of chocolate,” calls out raw chocolate maker Frederic Marr, beckoning the curious to his stall at Paris’s annual chocolate extravaganza, the Salon du Chocolat.
Sixty years on, the war of independence from France remains a defining moment for Algeria and its elite, like 79-year-old Zohra Drif, a senator who once set off a bomb that left three people dead.
From Libya to Bahrain, Malaysia to South Africa, these are the cute kids of Islam from all around the world.
Classic Italian car designer Pininfarina has launched an extremely limited edition custom-built bike.
Uighurs, from the far western region of Xinjiang, mostly follow Sunni Islam and their central Asian physical appearance clearly distinguishes them from China’s ethnic Han majority. This is their life.
Israel decided Thursday evening to reopen Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound to Muslims hours after ordering its closure and following Arab and US calls for Muslim worshippers to be allowed in.
Middle Eastern design is under the spotlight this week at Downtown Design in Dubai.
Apple is in preliminary talks to sell the iPhone in Iran, if sanctions are eased on the Middle East nation, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Pepsi is continuing its expansion into the fashion world with a cool new collaboration with Vogue Italia, designed to help celebrate the famous magazine’s 50th anniversary.
The British store, famed for its colorful floral prints, has teamed up for a 10th collaboration with Nike, due out in time for the holidays.
Singapore’s new National Stadium will host AFF Suzuki Cup matches next month, officials insisted Thursday, despite lingering concerns about the poor state of the pitch.
The United States urged all sides in Jerusalem to exercise restraint amid spiralling tensions in the holy city, and was working with Israelis, Palestinian and Jordanians to try to restore calm.
A UN human rights watchdog on Thursday urged Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, and demanded the country probe violations committed during repeated assaults on Gaza.
Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, becoming the first major European country to do so, in a move hailed as “historic” by Palestinians but denounced by Israel.
A video profile of Steve Spazuk’s atypical art technique shows how trails of soot can replace traditional oil or water paints throughout a series of black and white images, as art blogs enthuse about the approach and its portrayal.
The kingdom’s very own feminist icon talks about life as a working mother and the many misconceptions surrounding the place she calls home.