iStock/akinbostanci(CAIRO) — Egypt’s restrictions on what it deems inappropriate forms of art have reached a new height with a ban on a popular genre of street music, striking a chord with conservatives and drawing sharp rebuke from intellectuals and young music enthusiasts. Singers of mahraganat, which literally translates to “festivals”Read More →

iStock/nigelcarse(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea’s number of newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus more than doubled Saturday to a total of 433 — an eightfold jump in just four days. “The situation is entering a new phase,” Vice Health and Welfare Minister Kim Kang-lip told reporters. But theRead More →

iStock/johnandersonphoto(NEW YORK) — The Earth’s coral reefs, some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems in the world, are facing a number of serious threats. Beyond large-scale events like climate change, local stressors, including persistent sunscreen pollution, are contributing to their destruction, experts say. While coral communities can be foundRead More →

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — Hysteria over the novel coronavirus epidemic has sparked violent protests in Ukraine, fueled by panic and disinformation around the outbreak — even though the country has no confirmed cases of the virus. Protests and violent clashes with police broke out in several places Thursday, as Ukraine’s authoritiesRead More →