Middle East

25 years on, Palestinians mourn Hebron mosque killings

West Bank residents mark anniversary attack on Ibrahimi Mosque which deepened divisions and rent city.

Middle East

Ongoing threat from ISIL raises fears in its former territory

Though the armed group was defeated more than 18 months ago in the region, fears abound of an ISIL comeback.

France

German fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris at age 85

The creative genius who helped make Paris the 'fashion capital of the world' dies at age 85 after rumours of illness.

US & Canada

Where is Salvator Mundi, da Vinci's painting that sold for $450m?

The artwork that fetched a record-breaking price in 2017 has not been seen since.

Interactive

The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.

The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

Opinion

The Salman Rushdie affair: Thirty years and a novelist later

The novel Satanic Verses was assassinated on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1989.

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Hamid Dabashi

Middle East

Iraqi horse riders struggle to preserve an ancient tradition

In Iraq, tent pegging, which has great cultural significance for Iraqis and the wider region, has suffered for decades.

Nepal

Nepali singer pulls corruption song from YouTube after threats

Pashupati Sharma takes down video with satirical lyrics denouncing government's corruption, even as song goes viral.

Nepali singer pulls corruption song from YouTube after threats

Middle East

The struggle to save Iraq archaeological sites after ISIL battles

Many of Iraq's most important archaeological sites lie in ruins after the battle against ISIL.

Europe

Competition under way for Golden Bear at Berlin film festival

The Berlin International Film Festival features The Kindness of Strangers, directed by Lone Scherfig - one of seven female directors vying for the festival's top prize.

Movies

Sudan cinema: Reviving a forgotten art

Two documentaries at the Berlin Film Festival shine a light on Khartoum behind the headlines

Asia Pacific

Indonesia artists slam bill banning 'negative' foreign influences

Concerned musicians say draft legislation can be used to curb freedom of speech, a claim the government denies.

Indonesia artists slam bill banning 'negative' foreign influences

Arts & Culture

Slavery in Thai fishing industry in spotlight at Berlinale 2019

The plight of workers trapped in slavery on Thai fishing boats will be cast in the spotlight at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Movies

BAFTA Awards 2019: The Favourite and Roma win big

Find out about two very different films that have won big at the British Academy Film Awards night.

Europe

'Hitler paintings' fail to sell at German auction

Paintings said to have been painted by Adolf Hitler fail to sell at Nuremberg auction marred by allegations of forgery.

'Hitler paintings' fail to sell at Nuremberg auction