First female body builder in Egypt

Kholoud Essam displays muscles at a gym in Cairo, Egypt, on Dec. 29, 2015. Kholoud Essam, a 27-year-old Muslim, is known as the first...

Ranil takes a tour of a 53ft sailing catamaran

Sail Lanka Charter hosted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and his wife on-board their 53ft sailing catamaran, Sapphire, during the Fairway Galle Literary Festival. The...

Norwegian Foreign Minister in Sri Lanka

  The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Børge Brende, being greeted at the Foreign Ministry ahead of talks with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

President meets mother of rape victim

President Maithripala Sirisena met the mother of the girl who was raped and killed in Jaffna recently. The President, who was visiting Jaffna, assured the victim's...

Deepawali celebrations

Oakridge International School in India celebrated Deepawali also known as Diwali with a sensational Diwali Gala. Instead of exploding the noisy crackers the students of...

Pakistanis buy gifts before Valentine’s Day

LAHORE, Feb. 11, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani women buy gifts ahead of Valentine's Day in eastern Pakistan's Lahore, Feb. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Sajjad)

President arrives in Thailand

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Thailand today on an official visit and was greeted by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak

Modi greets CBK

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets former President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the "Samvad"- Global Hindu-Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness held in India...

Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrate Eid festival

Muslims in Sri Lanka today (Saturday) celebrated the Eid festival, the end of the month of fasting. Hundreds of Muslims gathered at Galle Face in...

Int’l Tattoo Convention 2015 in Uruguay

Artists create a tatoo during the international tattoo convention Tattooarte 2015 in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, on Sept. 12, 2015. (Xinhua/Nicolas Celaya)

Indonesia marks Islamic New Year carnival

Indonesian Muslim students participate in Islamic New Year carnival in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Oct. 14, 2015. The Islamic New Year is on the first...

Remembering the end of the war

The military took part in rehearsals in Matara for the military parade to be held on Tuesday to commemorate six years since the end...