Designers, photographers and bloggers are generating interest in all the fashion possibilities of loose, flowing fabrics and covered hair. Fans include Christian women who can't find much church-going attire at the local mall.
How does the West view Africa? Their images over time have been closely tied to the development of photography. An exhibition in Germany now explores how external ideas about Africa have been shaped by photographs.
To some it's spray-on culture, to others senseless vandalism. Homeowners, local authorities, and graffiti artists don't appear to have much in common, but one artist in Bonn is calling for a fresh canvas.
Tradition and tourism once made Dogon country a must-see for visitors to Mali. Islamist militants put an end to that, and now the community is struggling to survive and preserve its invaluable culture.
Traditionally, the elderly in Indonesia are cared for by their families. But that's not the case for transgender people, who often have nowhere to go. A new home created specially for them is about to change that.
Starting at February 6, the Deutsche Welle blog awards accept suggestions to the 2013 competition! "The Bobs" honor websites that champion the open exchange of ideas and freedom of expression. Winners will be awarded at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.
Serhado is trying to give Kurds around the world a reason to be proud of their music. A Swedish musician with Kurdish roots, the 27 year old rapper is famous amongst the Kurdish diaspora and reviled by Istanbul.
The murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich this year sparked waves of anti-Muslim hate crime around the country, but many mosques are taking it in their stride, determined to show the world that they preach messages of love...
Think world heritage and you probably think of old architecture in exotic locations. But it's also something you can get a master's or doctoral degree in. A German university is leading the way in this unusual field.
Pakistan makes headlines for religious extremism, Islamist militancy and suicide bombings. But is this the real face of Pakistan? The country's artists, musicians and writers say there is a different side to the country.
Participate now in the art contest Peace Gallery Challenge: submit your artwork and share your story of peace. Open to everyone, the deadline for submitting your artwork is: 10 April 2013. 5 winners will have their artwork displayed in a large exhibition in The Hague from August until September, celebrating the 100 years of Peace Palace.
The idea that Europe is the center of the world, in culture as in politics, is an idea whose time has gone. But how global is today's art really? A new exhibition in Berlin explores that very question.
Rights activists say that places of worship for minorities in Pakistan are either rapidly disappearing or are subject to negligence by the state. A pre-Partition Hindu temple was recently razed in Karachi.