Security forces in India-administered Kashmir allowed some Muslims to walk to local mosques alone or in pairs to pray for the Eid al-Adha festival. This during an unprecedented lockdown that forced most people in the disputed region to stay indoors on the Islamic holy day. Laila spoke to Sadanand Dhume, a Wallstreet Journal columnist and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
It's a four-day holiday that's considered by many to be the holiest in the Muslim calendar. But this year the festival is taking place in the shadow of political tension in several countries.
Daniel Hope is one of the most sought-after violinists of our time. This very personal portrait looks at his career and the history of his family, who came to London from Berlin via South Africa - and at what drives him as a musician.
Investors seek safety - central banks slash rates - Sheep prices surge as Eid al-Adha approaches
Uganda's Kiira Motors races the global car giants - Women are great for business, but are shut out - Investors seek safety - central banks slash rates - Sheep prices surge as Eid al-Adha approaches
Across the muslim world, people are preparing for the religious holiday of Eid al Adha – the festival of sacrifice. In North Africa, millions of sheep and goats will be slaughtered during the festival.
In the south of Somalia, the city of Kismayo was taken back from al-Shabaab seven years ago. In recent years, life has come back to the city, its population has doubled. Deutsche Welle speaks to two female returnees who hope for a better life.
The EU has enlisted the help of Mali and Niger in an effort to keep African immigrants in Africa. A documentary that focuses on one of the most complicated and geopolitically important regions in the world: Niger and Mali.
Sudanese football is hoping to score some investment following the ouster of Omar al-Bashir earlier this year. The sport went into decline during the country's three decades of iron rule.
Women were the driving force behind the protests that led to the downfall of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. They continue to make great sacrifices as they fight for a peaceful transition of power in their country.
More and more people are dying or suffering injury from unsafe medical devices such as prostheses, pacemakers or breast implants. In Germany, such incidents have tripled over the last 10 years, whilst in the USA it’s five times as many.
In Somalia, at least 26 people are dead after al-Shabab militants stormed a hotel in the city of Kismayo. Among the victims are a politician, foreign nationals and journalists. Security forces say they have ended the siege and killed the extremists.
In 2018 a Boys football team got trapped in a cave in Thailand. One of the rescue divers talks about the dramatic rescue. Also: The Somalian government is offering amnesty to some defectors from al Shabab. It's hoped they'll learn other ways of living.
The Somalian government is offering amnesty to some defectors from Al Shabaab. They are housed in a rehabilitation center, where it’s hoped they’ll learn other ways of living.
Sudanese activists said Wednesday the ruling generals restored internet service in the country. A weekslong blackout was imposed during a deadly crackdown early last month. The military council and the pro-democracy movement reached a power-sharing deal, ending a three-month standoff since the military removed autocratic President Omar al-Bashir from power.
The motor neuron disease ALS causes a gradual degeneration of the musculature. Even though the process can't be stopped, Bruno Schmidt wants to live an active life for as long as possible. He fights the disease with lots of strength and optimism.
EU investigators are tracking down Syrian secret service agents believed to have tortured opponents of Bashar al-Assad's regime. The agents are accused of committing crimes against humanity.
Kazakhstan wants to switch from Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet, and thus distance itself from Russia. A politic. +++ Free condoms in Uganda are meant to stem HIV. But salt workers at Lake Katwe use them for a completely different danger.
Uganda's government distributes free condoms to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. But salt miners use up the free condoms to protect against the harsh impact of salty waters on their reproductive organs.
As Qatar marks two years under blockade, its foreign ministry spokesperson rejects allegations by Arab neighbors that Doha supports terrorism. But has it really got tough on terrorists? Conflict Zone asks Lolwah Al-Khater.
Around 8 million Germans move into a new house or apartment every year, with most of them renting rather than owning. The moving process can be full of surprises. We break some down, from red tape to bread and salt!
The traditional French baguette is made from just four ingredients. yeast, water, salt and plain flour.
A Swedish star baker, only needs sourdough, water, whole meal flour, rye flour, salt and honey.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s landslide victory in Egypt five years ago has been followed by increasingly authoritarian rule. Thousands of artists and journalists have been imprisoned, many simply for protesting.
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