Twirl and spin: Damascus family preserves Sufi whirling tradition

Three-year-old Anas Al-Kharrat gracefully raises one hand to the sky as his long white robe twirls around his tiny spinning body. His dancing skills...

Forty years on, Bob Marley’s rich legacy thrives

It's been four decades since Bob Marley's death, a period longer than the reggae icon's brief but potent life that skin cancer ended when...

Yemenis in embattled city of Marib gear up for Eid

Markets in Yemen's embattled Marib city are bustling with people gearing up for the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, despite fighting that has raged nearby between...

In China’s ‘Red Holy Land’, tourists mark Communist Party centenary

Tourists pose for photos on Chairman Mao's bed as the Chinese Communist Party -- much-criticized overseas-marks its centenary year at home with PR push...

‘Dracula’s castle’ offers tourists COVID shots

Visitors to Romania's forbidding Bran Castle, widely known as the inspiration for the lair of Dracula, are being jabbed with needles rather than vampiric...

Iraq’s heritage battered by desert sun, rain and state apathy

One of the world's oldest churches is crumbling deep in Iraq's desert, another victim of years of conflict, government negligence and climate change in...

Long-overlooked Black artists dominate New York spring sales

Black artists are represented like never before at New York's spring sales next week after years of being overlooked and underappreciated, with several expected...

Rare sapphire glitters in Geneva auction

The largest Kashmir sapphire ever auctioned and a royal tiara which everyone can try on via Instagram are the stars of this year's May...

Veggie satay: Singapore lab cooks up Asian favorites, minus the meat

From faux-chicken satay to imitation beef rendang, a high-tech Singapore laboratory is replicating popular Asian dishes with plant-based meat alternatives to feed the region's...

Ancient Roman ‘domus’ with mosaic floors under modern flats

Remains of a magnificent Roman villa, or domus, under the apartment building. - AFP photos It doesn't look like much from the outside, but a...

Napoleon’s bath meets its Waterloo

One of the many things Napoleon Bonaparte was famous for was taking long soaks in the bath, during which he read newspapers and held...

Japan town builds giant squid statue with COVID grant

A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that cost nearly $250,000 in a...

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