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Celebrating Stanley Kubrick’s genius in Korea

Celebrating Stanley Kubrick’s genius in Korea

If you’re a film nerd, you may have already heard the name ‘Stanley Kubrick’. If you haven’t, you just did. So read on! Whenever there’s a debate about the greatest film directors of all time, one name that constantly comes up is of ‘Stanley Kubrick’. The director of some of the most memorable films in […]

Jordan nominates a sixth location on UNESCO’s world heritage list

Jordan nominates a sixth location on UNESCO’s world heritage list

Al-Salt is expected to be the latest addition to Jordan’s list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. El-Salt which is located 30 kilometers north the Jordanian capital, Amman, is going to be nominated during UNESCO’s meeting in Paris to celebrate Jordan’s Baptism Site that was recently inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, to become the fifth […]

Eight Egyptians face trial over botched restoration of Tutankhamun mask

Eight Egyptians face trial over botched restoration of Tutankhamun mask

Prosecutors referred for trial eight Egyptians involved in a botched repair of the famed golden burial mask of King Tutankhamun for “gross negligence.” “The officials dealt recklessly with a piece of an artefact that is 3,300 years old, produced by one of the oldest civilisations in the world,” a statement by the Egyptian Administrative Prosecution […]

Mecca: Seasons of Pilgrimage and Anger

Mecca: Seasons of Pilgrimage and Anger

Two years after the end of the Ottoman Empire, in the wake of the First World War and the establishment of the secular Turkish Republic, the Arab region clamored for a revival of the caliphate. On 3 March 1926, delegates from Muslim countries, including Egypt, accepted an invitation from King Abdel-Aziz Al-Saud to discuss the […]

A Korean Orphan Who Inspired Hope in post-WWII Japan

A Korean Orphan Who Inspired Hope in post-WWII Japan

Amidst all the angst between Japan and Korea for the atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial army on Koreans in the last century, there are stories that are easily forgotten and sidetracked, to make way for the aforementioned conflicts to be highlighted. It does not mean those stories are less significant. We talk about national […]

Martyrdom

Martyrdom

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s post-9/11 comments about Islamophobia ring true even today

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s post-9/11 comments about Islamophobia ring true even today

In the wake of recent increase in hatred against Muslims due to Paris and San Bernardino attacks, what we forget is all Muslims cannot be blamed for the actions of a few (as cliche as it may sound, it remains true). In the US, Donald Trump remains the biggest anti-Muslim politician but it must not […]

Ashram where the Beatles stayed, reopens in India

Ashram where the Beatles stayed, reopens in India

Arguably the greatest band in the history, The Beatles, spent their time in India in the 1960s. Their fans have been intrigued and interested in the details of their stay in an ‘ashram’ (a spiritual hermitage or a monastery where Hindu cultural activities such as yoga, music or religious studies are performed). Luckily, for the […]

Independence Hall of Korea, Cheonan

Independence Hall of Korea, Cheonan

Sex slavery talks between Korean, Japan likely to continue into 2016

Sex slavery talks between Korean, Japan likely to continue into 2016

Negotiations between Korea and Japan over Tokyo’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II are likely to drag on into next year. Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said he was skeptical about striking a deal with Korea over the issue by the end of this year, Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported Wednesday. “Negotiations […]

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