In the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2017, a heavily armed gunman stormed Reina, an exclusive Istanbul nightclub on the Bosphorus coast, murdering 39. ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacre, but the Turkish deputy prime minister swiftly made an incendiary claim: the perpetrators, he said, were “probably” Uyghur.
For six years Dinh Nhung has been collecting the memories of a community, derided by colonialists and communists, and only now coming out of the shadows.
“I think starting a business here is in itself a political act,” says Christina Ganim.
In 2015, Ganim co-founded the Ramallah-based lingerie company, Kenz Woman, with Nicola Isabel. “We could both be in the States or anywhere else doing this, but we chose to do it here, because we want to contribute.”
Gina Yashere is trying to be healthy. We’re having lunch at Vibe in Tuol Tom Poung, a Melbourne-style vegan restaurant that lists ingredients like activated almonds and quinoa porridge on the menu, and she’s just finished a 10-day fast in Thailand, where she survived on juice, coconut water, and coffee and garlic enemas.
Of the 260 million cluster bombs dropped on Laos’s three million people, nearly a third failed to explode. Four decades later, most lay where they fell, claiming hundreds of lives and limbs each year in a country where the GDP per capita is just USD $1,660 — a fraction of the cost of Western-made prostheses.
As Syrian national football team focuses on qualifying for 2018 World Cup, captain says playing for country means ‘hoping it will get back to the way it was’
In a new exhibition at Java Arts, conceptual photographer Neak Sophal challenges conceptions of femininity and conventional beauty.
At a tech fair in Lembata, a volcano-sprinkled island near the eastern tip of Flores, Indonesia, 62-year-old subsistence farmer Daprosa and her friends Maria (54 years old) and Yuliana (also 54 years old) are checking out a water filter.
Director Davy Chou brings his critically acclaimed feature film Diamond Island to META HOUSE for a special screening and Q&A.
Mayda Miller’s background isn’t the most obvious for an up and coming R&B star. Korean by birth but American by adoption, she grew up in “very white, very not funky” Minnesota, dividing her time between classical piano and playing on tractors with cousins in Virginia.
A new exhibition of photographs by Astrid Schulz is now showing at META HOUSE, painting a poignant picture of private lives in Phnom Penh.
“Don’t be afraid just because you’re a one man band in an office,” says Lara Morgan, the entrepreneur (and force of nature) who started her hotel supplies business with no funding and sold it for £20m. “Actually, that’s bollocks. Let’s be honest: your bedroom.”