Dorsa Jabbari

Dorsa Jabbari

Middle East

Iraq's Islamic seminaries revive since Saddam Hussein's death

During the rule of Saddam Hussein, the seminaries had their powers and number of students limited but now they are witnessing a revival.

Iraq's Islamic seminaries revive since Saddam Hussein's death

Middle East

Wadi al-Salam: The world's largest cemetery

This is where most Shia Muslims want to be buried and the ever-growing cemetery will also have an effect on the future of the city of Najaf.

Wadi al-Salam: The world's largest cemetery

Africa

UN probe unearths DR Congo massacre

A dispute between local tribes in December last year resulted in at least 535 deaths and hundreds of homes burned down in the remote town of Yumbi.

UN probe unearths DR Congo massacre

Middle East

About 19 million lack access to clean water in Yemen

According to the UN, two-thirds of the population of the war-torn country do not have access to safe drinking water.

About 19 million lack access to clean water in Yemen

Middle East

Thousands flee Hodeidah as talks to salvage ceasefire fail

Yemen's displaced struggle to survive as talks between warring sides break down.

Thousands flee Hodeidah as talks to salvage ceasefire fail

US & Canada

Sculpture with Saudi flag to be removed from Ground Zero

The sculpture is part of artwork 'Candy Nations' at the 9/11 attack site, but it will be taken away after intense criticism.

Sculpture with Saudi flag to be removed from Ground Zero

Asia

Funeral held for Kashmir rebel leader killed in clash

The government suspended train service and reportedly blocked internet access in the India-administered region, trying to halt thousands of mourners from paying their respects to Zeenat ul-Islam.

Funeral held for Kashmir rebel leader killed in clash

Europe

Germany declares state of emergency over snow storms

Second-highest avalanche warning level in force across German Alps after seven people died during weekend of heavy snow.

Germany declares state of emergency over snow storms

Europe

France cardinal on trial over child sex abuse coverup

Philippe Barbarin, one of the most senior Catholics involved in the scandal, is accused of helping to cover up abuse.

France cardinal on trial over child sex abuse coverup

Middle East

Ajyal Film Festival: New film focuses on child slavery

Meet Nobel Peace laureate from India, taking his mission against child labour to a new audience.

Ajyal Film Festival: New film focuses on child slavery

Arts & Culture

Qatar hosts sixth Ajyal film festival highlighting local cinema

The festival highlights local Qatari filmmakers as well as international films from over 30 countries.

Qatar hosts sixth Ajyal film festival highlighting local cinema

Africa

Over 300,000 Congolese refugees forced to leave Angola

The mass eviction is creating an increasingly heavy burden on an already unstable, conflict-weary region.

Over 300,000 Congolese refugees forced to leave Angola