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  • Horse racing becomes national sport in Lesotho

    The southern African country of Lesotho is turning its age-old pastime of horse riding into a national sport. The goal is to preserve the riding culture with national races, but money problems are standing in the way.

    Horse racing becomes national sport in Lesotho
    Horse racing becomes national sport in Lesotho

    The southern African country of Lesotho is turning its age-old pastime of horse riding into a national sport. The goal is to preserve the riding culture with national races, but money problems are standing in the way.

    02:40Jun 29, 2017

  • New York: Arab and Islamic art museum aims to challenge stereotypes

    New York hasn’t had a museum dedicated solely to Arab and Islamic art, until now. The museum’s founder, Mohammed Al Thani, a Qatari art enthusiast, says the museum is needed to help foster better understanding at a time of rising Islamophobia.

    New York: Arab and Islamic art museum aims to challenge stereotypes
  • Harry Potter book marks 20th anniversary

    Monday marks 20 years since the world was introduced to Harry Potter, the boy wizard who captured people’s imagination around the globe. The magical story by British author J.K. Rowling went on to become a publishing and film-making phenomenon.

    Harry Potter book marks 20th anniversary
  • Eid celebrations muted in Gaza amid blockade

    It’s the second day of the Eid holiday and Palestinians in Gaza are doing their best to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Gaza's been experiencing worsening hardship due to an Israeli blockade and economic restrictions by the Palestinian Authority.

    Eid celebrations muted in Gaza amid blockade
  • For London's Muslims, Eid comes one week after attack

    A van attack on worshippers in Finsbury Park - exactly one week ago - rocked the community in north London.

    For London's Muslims, Eid comes one week after attack
  • Qataris celebrate Eid al-Fitr with mixed feelings

    A blockade on Qatar by a group of Arab countries has put a different complexion on the Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    Qataris celebrate Eid al-Fitr with mixed feelings
  • The art of making baklava

    Baklava makers are in full preparations for the Eid holiday in Turkey's undisputed baklava capital, Gaziantep. But making the perfect pastry can take generations to master. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Gaziantep, Turkey.

    The art of making baklava
    The art of making baklava

    Baklava makers are in full preparations for the Eid holiday in Turkey's undisputed baklava capital, Gaziantep. But making the perfect pastry can take generations to master. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Gaziantep, Turkey.

    02:13Jun 24, 2017

  • Calls for unity after UK is hit by another attack on civilians

    Britain has been hit by the fourth attack targeting civilians this year, after a vehicle ran over pedestrians close to two mosques in Finsbury Park . The country is unsettled, but consistently, the loudest message that emerges is one of unity.

    Calls for unity after UK is hit by another attack on civilians
  • Sydney Film Festival takes international stage

    The Australian city of Sydney hosts one of the world's longest running film festivals, which wraps up on Sunday.

    Sydney Film Festival takes international stage
  • VR films big hit at Sydney Film Festival

    Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas finds out if 'virtual reality' could be the next stage in movie evolution at the Sydney Film Festival.

    VR films big hit at Sydney Film Festival
  • Film by refugee sheds light on Australian prison camps

    One of the films at this year's Sydney Film Festival is a documentary about refugees sent to the remote Manus Island prison camp in Papua New Guinea by Australia's government. The twist is that the film was made by one of those refugees.

    Film by refugee sheds light on Australian prison camps
  • New York: Art used to protest Trump's policies

    From affordable housing to healthcare, the Trump administration is hoping to make some major budget cuts, if it can get them through Congress.

    New York: Art used to protest Trump's policies