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Shocking, intimate and often bemusing to outsiders, the modern art produced by a small group of young Afghans would come as a surprise to connoisseurs who stalk the galleries of New York, London and Tokyo.
Finishing art school, Haslin Ismail began as the typical struggling artist, selling just a few of his mixed media fantasy pieces for a few hundred dollars each over the ensuing five years.
Ahmad al-Basheer, who has been likened to renowned US political satirist Jon Stewart, says he aims to "break the image" of the jihadists and their declared puritanical enforcement of sharia Islamic laws.
Many Muslims returning to western areas of the Central African Republic after last year's intercommunal massacres are being threatened and "forced to abandon their religion," Amnesty International said.
It's an astonishing statement for a refugee from war-torn Syria, but Taher has had enough of the xenophobia he has experienced in Germany.
Foreign direct investment into Arab states dropped 8.0 percent last year with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia attracting close to half the total funds, a report said Sunday.
The United Arab Emirates, one of the world's most arid countries, is striving to capture every drop of rain it can wring from the clouds that pass over the desert nation.
For years Karachi's walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti touting everything from sectarian hatred to quack cures for erectile dysfunction.
Rising sea levels from climate change are a threat to sea turtle populations as eggs laid on beaches become submerged in saltwater, Australian scientists said Thursday.
Women with Alzheimer's may face a swifter mental decline than men with the same condition, but researchers are not sure why, according to a study released this week at US a medical conference.
Ride-booking app Uber, which has been at the centre of controversy in Europe and its US home base, announced its launch in Morocco, entering the Maghreb market.
More than a quarter century after being slapped with a fatwa from Iran calling for his murder over his book "The Satanic Verses", Salman Rushdie says the world has learned the "wrong lessons" about freedom of expression.