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The shameful silence of Aung San Suu Kyi

The shameful silence of Aung San Suu Kyi

When Aung San Suu Kyi read the UN flash report on northern Rakhine, the Nobel peace laureate and de facto leader of Myanmar’s civilian government “seemed to be genuinely moved”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein noted. The...

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World's largest handwritten Quran

World's largest handwritten Quran

From the Egyptian village of Bilqina, Mahalla in al-Gharbia governorate, comes Saad Mahmed Heshish, a master Egyptian calligrapher and owner of a clothing store. Heshish spent three long years handwriting and embellishing his masterpiece of the world's...

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The Rise of  North Korean Leader Kim Jong un

The Rise of North Korean Leader Kim Jong un

Kim Jong-un took on the mantle of North Korea's supreme leadership with little political or military experience behind him. Kim Jong-il, North Korea's "Dear Leader", was in the process of grooming Kim Jong-un as his successor when he died on 17 December...

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