4:00 pm July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
The reform-minded governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo â€” affectionately known as Jokowi â€” was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election after a tense, closely-fought race against controversial former Army general Prabowo Subianto, who is known for his strong ties to the New Order regime and its strongman, Suharto. (Antara Photo, AFP, EPA & Reuters […]
3:37 pm July 25, 2014 | No Comment
Over 27 million Indonesian will perform the annual tradition of mudik, or going home to celebrate Idul Fitri holiday which marks the end of Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. Mudik is typically extensive and exhaustive, involving long queues, overloaded vehicles and traffic jams. (Antara, AFP & Reuters Photos)
11:42 am July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER with registration 9M-MRD operating as flight MH17 is seen at the G3 gate of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, before it took off, heading to Kuala Lumpur, July 17, 2014. The aircraft was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a […]
3:48 pm July 15, 2014 | No Comment
Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, forgiveness and strengthening family ties for some 1.5 billion Muslims around the world. During the Islamic holy month, worshipers not only refrain from eating and drinking; they also reject anger, selfishness and all forms of negative emotions in order to cleanse both the body and soul. (EPA, Reuters […]
2:58 pm June 13, 2014 | No Comment
After years of preparation, anticipation and concern over Brazil's readiness to play host to the world's most popular competition, the 2014 FIFA World Cup finally kicked off last night. Festivities were well under way days before the opening ceremony, with locals and fans from around the world filling the streets and waving their national flags.
1:37 pm June 13, 2014 | No Comment
Israeli drag queen Galina Port Des Bras, along with Eva Stiletto and guest star Glory Hollywood, put on the "Glory Horror Picture Show" in Tel Aviv on Monday. The drag show was part of the city's gay pride week, ending on Friday with a pride parade.
4:45 pm June 7, 2014 | No Comment
The General Union of Disabled Palestinians in the central Gaza Strip city of Deir El-Balah holds training sessions oncer per week in sports such as volleyball for some 16 disabled girls, to prepare them for local and international competitions.
2:51 pm June 4, 2014 | No Comment
Home brewing is banned in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, but legal in Singapore â€” under certain conditions. Brewers may produce no more than 30 liters of beer each month per household, exclusively for personal consumption, and must be at least 18. The Singapore Homebrewers Club has 79 members, who meet every month to share brews and tips.