Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be given an elaborate state funeral Sunday, ending a week of mourning for the man who led the city-state to independence 50 years ago.
More than 415,000 people, equivalent to over 12 percent of Singapore’s citizens, have visited parliament to pay their respects to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, officials said.
Gaza, before the Israeli attacks of July 2014, had a total population of 1.8 million. Included in that number are 15,000 deaf people across the whole of the Gaza Strip. In this film we meet many strong personalities from this vibrant community, as they live their daily lives and strive to succeed as hearing people do.
Sultan Abdul Hamid II (22 September 1842 – 10 February 1918) was the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the last Sultan to exert effective autocratic control over the fracturing state.
Buying illegal wild animals in Kuwait is, as one local puts it, “as easy as acquiring a cupcake.” Pets have long been used as status symbols the world over, but citizens of the Gulf take the prize when it comes to keeping the most exotic, controversial species—most commonly, “big cat” cubs.
Language differences in Arabic countries can lead to conflict and confrontation. Erin Johnson sees hope for the Arab world in a revolutionary concept: standardizing modern Arabic to increase communication and understanding.
Chef Bryant Terry is an Afro-vegan chef and food justice activist. He’s on a mission to teach people how to eat healthier and here, he shows us how to make his Afro-vegan ‘All Green Spring Slaw’.
Oumaima Erhali is a 17-year-old Moroccan woman determined to surf. She’s part of a generation pushing boundaries in a country where many believe a surfboard is no place for a young Muslim woman.
An animal enthusiast in Pakistan is celebrating a roaring success after his pet lioness Rani gave birth to five healthy cubs.
EU member states are divided on how to stop the spread of a disease affecting olive trees in Italy that could result in around a million being cut down, officials said.
Scheherazade, the story-telling Arabian queen from “One Thousand and One Nights,” has captured the Western artistic imagination for centuries. In her latest incarnation, she is depicted by a violin as an empowered yet persecuted modern woman.
The White House has made clear its relationship with Israel has been fundamentally altered; what Benjamin Netanyahu does in government will determine if it can be saved.
A group of London teenage girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same school as three others who are thought to have gone to Syria, the High Court has heard.
Batik, a source of cultural pride in its birthplace of Indonesia, gets an African twist in this gorgeous collection from Vlisco.
Muslims young and old who rediscovered their faith in God.
Should mosques serve as rehab centres for drug addicts? This one in Malaysia does.
Muna AbuSulayman is passionate about empowering women, promoting better understanding between Islam and the West, and creating clothes for modest fashionistas.
Palestinian hip hop group DAM, with a female rapper front debuts in track that goes all out in tackling gender-based violence.
When it started life as an independent, separate country in 1965, Singapore’s prospects did not look good. Tiny and underdeveloped, it had no natural resources and a population of relatively recent immigrants with little shared history.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Friday urged all parties to the armed conflict in Yemen to spare the country’s “invaluable cultural heritage” from harm amid escalating violence.
Today’s Islamic schools are on par with the best international schools as far as their academic syllabus, teaching methods and student care are concerned. Aquila Style visits four outstanding ones in the region.