Preach! Indonesia’s got Ramadan talent

Preach! Indonesia’s got Ramadan talent

JAKARTA: It’s a make or break moment for Indonesian high schooler Puteri Ara and her hijab-clad friends as they rap about religious tolerance to a cheering TV studio audience. Can they beat a rival boy band singing about god’s glory or the all-girl group calling on viewers to idolize…

Gutted by Grenfell fire, boxing gym comes off the ropes

LONDON: Forced to move out of Grenfell Tower after a devastating fire a year ago on Thursday, the famous Dale Youth boxing club has become an unlikely sanctuary for those affected. The club, which has produced two world champions in George Groves and James DeGale, is operating temporarily out…

Saudi to screen ‘The Message’ four decades after ban

DUBAI: “The Message”, Syrian-American director Moustafa Akkad’s epic film about Prophet Mohammed, will be screened for the first time in Saudi cinemas on Thursday—four decades after an initial ban. “Knowing that there were so many difficulties… , now that they’re showing it in the theatres I couldn’t be happier,”…

Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

PARIS:  An 18th-century Chinese vase forgotten for decades in a shoe box in a French attic sold for…

Tourism keeps Vietnam’s ancient water puppets afloat

HANOI: In a darkened theatre in central Hanoi, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound…

Muslim rapper at Bataclan ‘sacrilege’ says French right

PARIS: Right-wing French leaders have condemned as “sacrilege” a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play…

Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway

NEW YORK: A heart-warming musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town triumphed on New York’s…

Montblanc: Where luxury meets history and art

In 1960, Montblanc was born. Today after 112 years, this German manufacturer of luxury writing instruments, watches, jewelry…

In war-torn Syria, ‘cat man’ starts rare animal clinic

SYRIA: At an unlikely cat shelter in rebel-held northern Syria, Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel gently holds a feline patient on…

At war’s doorstep, Yemen’s equestrians ride high

SANAA: With rebel fighters on the ground and warplanes in the sky, the stakes could not have been higher…

The Uzbek entrepreneur tapping paper’s age-old power

KONI GHIL: The passage of time seems to have slowed down at Zarif Mukhtarov’s paper mill in a…

The beat is fading for Pakistan’s Ramadan drummers

RAWALPINDI: Lal Hussain saunters through Rawalpindi’s empty streets at 1:00 am shattering the silence with syncopated drum beats, awakening…

Page 1 of 151123Next ›Last »