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  • Combating drought in the Philippines

    November 21, 2016

    This video from the U.N. body for the coordination of humanitarian affairs tells the story of one farmer in the Philippines from among more than 180,000 farmers in the country severely impacted by drou

  • Protesting 'blasphemy' in Jakarta

    October 27, 2016

    More than 10,000 Muslims from different hard-line organizations staged a rally at Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta after Friday prayers on Oct. 14 to demand the death penalty for Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. The Protestant governor, popularly known as "Ahok," had committed religious defamation, according to the protesters. "We come here to uphold the greatness of Allah and to defend the Quran," Muhammad Rizieq Shihab, patron of the Islamic Defenders Front, said in a speech to the crowd. The protest was organised four days after the Indonesian Ulema Council issued a statement saying that Ahok had blasphemed during a visit to the Thousand Island district on Sept. 27. (Photos and text by