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Istanbul: While the world combats humanity’s common enemy Covid-19, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fulfilled the demand of Islamists by turning the iconic Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul - originally founded as a cathedral - into a mosque even as UNESCO, which had bestowed it a World Heritage status, regretted the decision and many across the world, including Turkey's Nobel-winning writer Orhan Pamuk, lamented the action as the nation's farewell to secular ideals.  more
India observes Dharma Chakra Day: President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi join celebration

New Delhi: India is a land of religious diversity and true to the spirit of brotherhood the country on Saturday observed Dharma Chakra Day, the event commemorating Lord Buddha's First ...

African artists take creative approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

New York : Top artists from across Africa and throughout the African Diaspora have joined forces with the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, to save lives and counter misinformation during the C ...

COVID-19 can’t stop the music on International Jazz Day

New York : As people worldwide remain in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are being encouraged to invite some of the world’s top musicians into their homes this Thursday, ...

Music, talent and hope, unite millions across the world online in support of coronavirus workers

New York : This weekend’s One World: Together At Home event, saw many of the biggest names in music join the UN health agency and Global Citizen movement in supporting the millions ...

Lady Gaga curating global event to boost healthcare workers on coronavirus front line

New York : The World Health Organization (WHO) has teamed up with international advocacy organization Global Citizen, to launch ‘One World Together At Home”, a global televisi ...

Two indigenous languages are dying every month: UN Assembly President

New York: Despite UN efforts throughout this International Year of Indigenous Languages to highlight the daily disappearance of mother tongues across the world, the President of the Gener ...

The City of Chicago designates 2020 as the Year of Chicago Music

Chicago/JEN: Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Commissioner Mark Kelly, Grammy and Oscar Award-winning artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith and ...

Historic first, as Tolstoy’s War and Peace lands in Geneva, to mark international centenary

New York: For the first time, part of the original manuscript of Tolstoy’s epic novel, War and Peace, has been unveiled amid tight security in Geneva, where it is the highlight of a ...

Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts

New York, Aug 8 (JEN): Of 7,000 indigenous languages spoken today, four in 10 are in danger of disappearing, rights experts said on Wednesday, in a call for a decade of action to reverse ...