Aung San Suu Kyi was once an unassailable champion of Myanmar's powerless. But the opposition leader's refusal to speak up for a persecuted Muslim minority at the heart of a migrant crisis has cast doubt over her moral force -- and even earned a gentle rebuke from fellow Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama.
Myanmar rebuked the UN Friday after being called on to address the cause of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from its shores, saying it is being "singled out" for criticism at international talks.
It was a symbol of a more liberal Egypt where young Muslims and Christians mingled under its leafy canopies, bands played and a young Omar Sharif wooed the glamorous Faten Hamama in the classic film romance "The River of Love".
For the first time, women will be featured in EA Sports' new video game, FIFA 16. Twelve women's national teams, including Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the United States, will be playable. The game is set to be released in September 2015, after the Women's World Cup.
In a refreshing contrast to the typical images of misery and oppression, this set of pictures taken during a heatwave in Gaza shows the Palestinian people having fun with their family and friends.
Hitting the headlines: China mixed marriages of Muslim minorities, Saudi religious police video goes viral, Kabul’s oasis of peace, Afghan weddings, Dutch burka ban, and trees under threat in Morocco.
A conference of Muslim states condemned main jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq and studied a plan for developing an effective strategy against "terrorism and extremism".
Gas-rich Qatar pledged $50 million on Thursday to help Indonesia shelter Muslim Rohingya migrants from Myanmar, the official QNA news agency reported.
Football Federation Australia will seek a fresh start for football's governing body FIFA and vote for Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein as its next president, FFA Chairman Frank Lowy said.
Google's updated Android mobile software seeks to make the smartphone smarter, while keeping the search titan relevant in a world where people rely on apps on the go.
UN member-states on Thursday declared that the destruction by jihadists of Iraqi cultural sites may amount to war crimes and agreed to take steps to curb the trade of stolen ancient artifacts.
Outgoing UN aid chief Valerie Amos made a final appeal Thursday to world powers to take action to end Syria's four-year war, saying it had brought more despair than ever thought possible.
Fresh off her minor pilgrimage to Mecca, Maysaa Fahour shares her thoughts and advice on doing it all with kids in tow.
Listen to Malika Zarra of Morocco, who switches from Tamazight to Arabic to French in her songs, which have a fresh vitality and richly layered quality.
A young Muslim woman has said that she was harassed and threatened by a Mumbai broker who attempted to prevent her from moving into a flat on grounds of religion.
It was not until late on her wedding day that Aygul told her parents she was even in a relationship. And they were furious.
In anticipation of Turkey's upcoming elections, the BBC's Selin Girit and Mark Lowen are travelling the length and breadth of the country. This week they are in Konya sampling the regional speciality of Etliekmek.
The stench of rotting dog corpses used to waft through Mauro Quintanilha's Rio slum home. Outside stood a towering mound of detritus of every size and shape.