Indonesian Muslim fashion seeks broader appeal
24 March 2017 | 9:53 am
Loose-fitting "modest wear" combines with monotone sporty minimalism in the unconventional motifs of Rani Hatta's Muslim-influenced collection.
31 Jul 2019
The practice, which can only be implemented by men, has already been made illegal in more than 20 Muslim countries. India has followed suit after lawmakers voted 99 to 84 in favor of the new law.
13 Sep 2019
Despite belonging to different religions, a Lebanese couple has tied the knot and shared their elaborate wedding video online. It sends a strong message celebrating their shared "humanist values and mutual respect."
28 Sep 2019
Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh el-Sissi has suggested Islamists are behind rare recent anti-government protests. But is that just a deflection from the underlying factors fueling unrest in the country?
17 Nov 2019
The Muslim headscarf: France's Republican dilemma
10 Dec 2019
Millions of Muslim soldiers fought in Europe during World War I, but their contribution has been largely forgotten. New research has uncovered tales of courage and comradeship that could counter anti-Islamic sentiment.
26 Jan 2020
Few Muslims have visited the notorious site of some of history's worst atrocities. But high-ranking leaders of Muslim and Jewish communities are coming together to mark 75 years since the concentration camp's liberation.
15 Jun 2020
Muslim Women under the Federation of Muslims Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Edo State Chapter have asked the Federal Government to enact laws through its various Legislative Organs that will amongst other stiff penalties execute or kill Rapists.
31 Jul 2020
Lieutenant Nariman Hammounti-Reinke risked her life for Germany in Afghanistan. But, on a religious level she feels left out by the Bundeswehr, despite the growing number of Muslim troops in the country's army.
1 Sep 2020
Protesters clashed with police after a day of anti-Islam action in the Swedish city. Earlier, right-wing extremists had burned a copy of the Quran and a Danish politician was barred from entering the country.
7 Oct 2020
The faithful from Senegal's influential Islamic Mouride brotherhood attend the grand mosque in central city Touba during the yearly Grand Magal pilgrimage, one of the first mass gatherings in the country since the coronavirus pandemic started.
15 Oct 2020
Tanishq's advertisement film showed a Muslim family organizing a baby shower ceremony for their pregnant Hindu daughter-in-law. The brand was trolled and accused of promoting inter-faith marriages.
11 Dec 2020
Sweating under his protective gear, volunteer Sithu Aung lays another coronavirus victim to rest -- offering crucial funeral rites to his Muslim community in Myanmar's virus-ravaged commercial capital. For the last few months, the 23-year-old father and his fellow volunteers have been living in a cemetery, isolated from their families, as they spend their days collecting the bodies of the deceased from Yangon's overflowing hospitals and quarantine centres.
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After a White supremacist killed 10 Black residents of Buffalo, New York, various op-ed pieces in major American newspapers show that both Republicans and Democrats are accused of exploiting racial violence for political gain. We also take a look at Democratic candidate John Fetterman's landslide victory in a Senate primary election in Pennsylvania. We end with a public service announcement on the dangers of popping champagne (or prosecco) after shaking the bottle!
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Japan's GDP fell at an annualised rate of 1 percent in the first three months of this year as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus hampered consumer spending. Rising commodity prices also weighed on businesses in the world's third-largest economy. Plus, as unemployment remains stable in France at 7.3 percent, a steelworks factory in the northern city of Dunkirk is offering a cash bonus to employees to encourage them to recruit family members.
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A renounced Al Jazeera journalist was killed last week during an Israeli raid in the West Bank. Shireen Abu Akhleh was wearing a flak jacket with the word "press" clearly marked. Israelis and Palestinians have traded blame over who fired the fatal shot, while Israel has opened an investigation into heavy-handed police tactics used during Abu Akleh's funeral procession, which almost caused her coffin to fall to the ground. We get analysis with Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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In a UN Security Council briefing, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said the streets in Iraq could "boil over" if political leaders were unable to end a political stalemate that has gripped the country for over seven months.
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As the 75th Cannes Film Festival gets underway, FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear brings us a glimpse of what its opening ceremony will involve, including a Palme d’Honneur for Forest Whitaker. We also take a look at the composition of this year’s jury, with French actor Vincent Lindon shepherding an artistic team who'll assess the features competing for the Palme d’Or. Plus we get a preview of the opening film "Final Cut", in which director Michel Hazanavicius declares his love for genre movies in a lighthearted French parody of a zombie horror slasher.
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Argentina is struggling to deal with spiraling food inflation, driven by soaring commodity prices worldwide, the war in Ukraine and the lingering effects of the pandemic. Millions in Argentina are relying on food aid.