Asia Pacific

Japan coronavirus: Theatre resumes in Tokyo amid surge in cases

As Tokyo's governor considers ordering a new state of emergency, the theatre is at risk of closing once more.

Opinion

The quiet undoing of the Zionist noise

What Nizar Hassan's latest film 'My Grandfather's Path' reveals about the Palestinian struggle.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Senegal

Orchestra Baobab's Balla Sidibe, a 'giant' of music, dies

Tributes pour in for founding member of iconic Afro-Latin group Orchestra Baobab, established in Senegal 50 years ago.

Orchestra Baobab's Balla Sidibe, a 'giant' of music, dies

Europe

Twitter permanently bans British rapper Wiley over anti-Semitism

The Campaign Against Antisemitism welcomes Twitter's move, but brands the action 'too little, too late'.

Twitter permanently bans British rapper Wiley over anti-Semitism

AJ Impact

Watchmen, Maisel, Ozark lead diverse lineup for Emmys

Netflix led all networks with a record 160 nominations for shows or stars followed by HBO with 107.

Watchmen, Maisel, Ozark lead diverse lineup for Emmys

Europe

Johnny Depp's libel trial against The Sun wraps up in London

Over the last three weeks of graphic testimony, the actor admitted to years of drug abuse but denied beating ex-wife.

Johnny Depp's libel trial against The Sun wraps up in London

Arts & Culture

Hilary Mantel, Tsitsi Dangarembga among Booker Prize contenders

Eight debut novelists are also in the running for the 2020 Man Booker Prize.

Hilary Mantel, Tsitsi Dangarembga among Booker Prize contenders

NewsFeed

Hagia Sophia holds first Muslim prayers in 86 years

Istanbul's historic Hagia Sophia hosts first Friday Muslim prayers in 86 years after being converted back into a mosque.

NewsFeed

Who says face masks have to be boring?

In Africa, fashion designers are injecting style into face masks to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Europe

Greece seeks return of Parthenon Marbles amid restoration project

Greece has made the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum in London one of its top priorities.

US & Canada

COVID-19 crisis has devastating effect on artists, performers

In the United States, museums have shut, theatres sit empty, and concerts and festivals have been cancelled.

Turkey

Turkey and Greece in war of words over Hagia Sophia

Relations between Ankara and Athens have been uneasy in recent months and tensions have increased over Hagia Sophia.

Turkey and Greece in war of words over Hagia Sophia

Coronavirus pandemic

Disney delays blockbuster films due to COVID-19 pandemic

As US theatres remain shut, Mulan debut pushed back indefinitely; Avatar, Star Wars postponed amid production delays.

Disney delays blockbuster films due to COVID-19 pandemic

Music

Indian folk icon who also printed fake notes to fight the British

Mahendra Mishra popularised the Poorvi genre of Bhojpuri music and played a rare role in India's struggle for freedom.

Indian folk icon who also printed fake notes to fight the British

Witness

Havana, from on High: Secret Rooftops of the Cuban Capital

Cubans with homes on the rooftops of Havana reflect on their lives and hopes for their future in the colourful city.