Saudi Arabia

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi concert over rights concerns

Rapper says she is cancelling her set to show support for women's and LGBTQ rights and freedom of speech.

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi concert over rights concerns

Al Jazeera World

Istanbul: Songs of the City

Exploring the societal and political changes that shaped modern Turkey through Istanbul's diverse music and culture.

Asia Pacific

South Korean singer quits as K-pop sex scandal widens

Spycam videos, which involve men secretly filming women and sharing content, are growing epidemic in South Korea.

South Korean singer quits as K-pop sex scandal widens

Lebanon

British radio DJ Gavin Ford murdered in Lebanon

Gavin Ford, one of the most popular radio presenters in Lebanon, was found dead in his home east of Beirut.

Lebanon: British radio DJ Gavin Ford murdered in Beit Mery home

Middle East

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

Singer was due to appear at a festival in northern Israel but pulled out of the show following pressure from activists.

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

Brazil

Netflix series on Brazil's corruption exposes political divisions

New Netflix series has exposed some of the deeper political division in Brazil in advance of ex-president Lula's trial.

Netflix series on Brazil's corruption exposes political divisions

US & Canada

'Love this!': Barbie releasing first hijab-wearing doll

Social media users laud doll as step towards representation but far-right commentators spread Islamophobic hate online.

First hijab-wearing Barbie based on Ibtihaj Muhammad

Opinion

Egypt: Making art public

Street artists seek validity through the public's appreciation, rather than formal art institutions.

Sarah Mousa

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Sarah Mousa

101 East

The cost of beauty

101 East delves into Korea's plastic surgery craze and uncovers the real price of pursuing physical perfection.