Indonesia's most conservative province seems to have drawn a line in the sand to protect its traditional Islamic culture from Salafi inroads.
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As Indonesia’s Shia minorities face growing intolerance, Iran has provided support, while Saudi Arabia backs the Sunni majority.
Salafism is visibly on the rise in middle-class Jakarta suburbs, and one reason is that it directly reaches them through radio and TV stations like Radio Rodja in Bogor.
The Indonesian resort island of Batam has become a hotspot for Southeast Asian Salafis, who practice a fundamentalist form of Sunni Islam with roots in Saudi Arabia.
Attitudes toward female genital mutilation are slowly changing in Ethiopia.
A short film edited in remembrance of the journalist Taing Try, who was murdered this week, and the environmental issues Cambodia still faces.
Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled their homes ahead of the Islamic State onslaught. Despite U.S. airstrikes, the prospect of these refugees returning is very low.
In Iraq, hundreds of Shi'ite Turkmen have fled the town of Amerli seeking refuge in Kirkuk. Despite recent military gains after U.S. airstrikes, the situation remains dire for Amerli’s residents.
Drawing on their very personal and painful past, a group of Iraqi Kurdish photographers is attempting to give something back as their region becomes a home for those less fortunate.
Senegalese rapper Red Black's music has become an opposition anthem in the bid to unseat President Abdoulaye Wade.
In the days leading up to the election, crowds protesting President Abdoulaye Wade's reelection were increasing.
Despite overall improvement in the Ivory Coast's capital of Abidjan, access to health care remains a problem.