Middle East

Saudi sci-fi fans flock to kingdom's first Comic Con

Colourful event in Jeddah comes as Saudi Arabia boosts its entertainment sector amid economic and social reform.


Break-dancing for social justice in Tunisia

The Mafia Wallitili Festival offered a platform to showcase the frustrations of the country's disillusioned youth.


Two dead as powerful storm hits Southern California

The strongest winter storm in six years hits the western US seaboard with more rain expected through the weekend.

Arts & Culture

Spinning wool and maintaining traditions in Ecuador

Here, men and women wear traditional clothes, hold festive rituals, and make handicrafts.

War & Conflict

Week in Pictures: From Pakistan blast to US protests

From protests in Kenya and the US to a suicide attack in Pakistan, here is the week in pictures.