Saudi music festival spotlights pre-Islamic heritage

French solo violinist Renaud Capucon performs with pianists during the first “Winter at Tantora” music carnival, at the purpose-built Maraya (Arabic...

Indonesians celebrate New Year with mass wedding

Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated getting married in Jakarta on New Year's Eve in a free mass wedding. The communal event, attended by 437...

Iraqis turn to sketches and songs to contain virus

(From left to right) Iraqi actors Ayad Al-Atabi, Mohammad Qassem, Oussama Mahdi, Kamel Al-Azraqi, and Youssef Al-Hajjaj pose for a group...

Muslim culture show a hit at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

An exhibition about Muslim cultures around the world is proving popular at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. The museum has seen an increase in...

Brad Pitt talks weightlessness and calluses on phone call to ISS

When Brad Pitt called the International Space Station (ISS) Monday to talk to American astronaut Nick Hague, the conversation turned to the...

All-natural and low-sugar: Once niche kombucha drink takes the US by storm

NEW YORK: The recent US kombucha craze has been fermenting for decades. All-natural, low-sugar, and packed with supposed health benefits, the once-niche...

Pakistanis condemn ban on Bollywood blockbuster ‘Raees’

Pakistan's ban on Bollywood thriller "Raees" sparked a social media backlash yesterday, after the film featuring Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan was denounced for...

Netflix film tells tale of Malawian eco boy genius

A new Malawian film, Netflix's latest offering to raise the profile of African cinema, has caused a stir back home, facing accusations...

Madonna loses bid to stop auction of intimate items

Madonna lost Monday a nearly year-long bid to stop an auction of intimate items, including a breakup letter from rap legend Tupac Shakur. A...

Superheroes vs cinema? Scorsese ‘art’ row splits Hollywood

Martin Scorsese's dismissal of Marvel films as "not cinema" has split Hollywood and moviegoers, sparking reactions from full-blooded support to accusations of...

Eurovision hopefuls tune up in Israel amid boycott calls

Europe's popular annual fest of kitsch and outrageous fashion kicks off Tuesday in Tel Aviv, with Israel hoping the Eurovision Song Contest...

‘Rock star’ Gaggan hungry for new Bangkok venture after restaurant closure

This picture shows chef Gaggan Anand speaking during an interview with AFP in his home in Bangkok.-AFP photos

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