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Iranian film on Prophet Mohammad stirs calls for Tehran to ban it

Iranian film on Prophet Mohammad stirs calls for Tehran to ban it

 A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi'ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.     The state-sponsored "Mohammad, Messenger of God",...

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Pianist looks to Syria's musical past to spread peace

Pianist looks to Syria's musical past to spread peace

 Malek Jandali may only have been alive for four decades but the award-winning composer insists he feels ancient, having revived some of the oldest melodies from his war-torn Syrian homeland. "I'm 8,000 years old," said the pianist, in the middle of a world tour he hopes will spread...

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  The illicit art trade that is a major source of income for today's terror groups is nothing new

The illicit art trade that is a major source of income for today's terror groups is nothing new

“I’ve taken this out so many times,” said Hani, as he deftly unzips a black laptop case. From two side pockets the Syrian remove a statue, some beads and an assortment of stones and arrange them for viewing. Nestled in the bag is an intricately carved 4,000-year-old limestone...

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'Rihan' documentary: when gardens become graveyards

'Rihan' documentary: when gardens become graveyards

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) “Rihan”, the documentary of the director Mohannad al-Hammod, has won the first prize in the Documentary Film festivals on Saturday.  The film has shown significant skillfulness in filming, presentation and directing, besides...

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