China’s film industry has grown rapidly over the last decade making it the second-biggest in the world. This week’s Beijing Film Festival is meant to showcase its rise, but with several scandals and local censorship [More]
The Iraqi city of Karbala is planning a major expansion of a key religious site to cope with a growing number of pilgrims. More than 30 million people visit the shrines of Imam Hussein and [More]
More than 10 million people have been hit by flooding in Iran. Thousands are homeless after the deluge, and there are fears of more heavy rain. Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi reports from Pol Dokhtar in [More]
The fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has raised questions about the safety of renovation projects. In Istanbul – home to countless architectural treasures – there are fears some of those works could be [More]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has acknowledged that “information was there” about possible attacks. “While this goes on we must also look into why adequate precautions were not taken,” he said. Eight people have [More]
A series of coordinated bombings have struck churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killing 207 people in the worst attacks in Sri Lanka since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. At least [More]
Sri Lanka remains on high alert almost 24 hours since the worst attacks to hit the island in years. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed his condolences to the bereaved, as hospitals are swamped with [More]
Sri Lanka’s government said on Sunday it would impose a “temporary” social media ban in the wake of the blasts. Social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, have been blocked. Al Jazeera’s [More]
Protesters continue a sit-in in Sudan’s capital Khartoum as they wait for the coalition of the Declaration of Freedom and Change to announce names for a civilian transitional council But that process has yet to [More]