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    Azerbaijan, home of centenarians

    What about the life span, then the average life expectancy in the country has steadily increased and now it is 74 years (71 for men and 76 for women), according to official statistics.

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    A Persian pop-up in Delhi introduces the city to a new (yet familiar) cuisine

    Only children from the 1990s will remember Anaida’s Indi-pop hits, such as Oova Oova, Oonchi Neechi and my personal favourite, Hoo Halla Hoo. Since then, the singer has undergone a metamorphosis .

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    Nike unveils Pro Hijab for Muslim athletes

    The Nike Pro Hijab has been in development for a year, the company said. Athletes contributed input into the product, and figure skater Zahra Lari was among those who tested it.

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    Movements during Muslim prayers can reduce back pain: study

    While the research focused specifically on Islamic prayer practices, similar movements are also found in Christian and Jewish prayer rituals along with yoga and physical therapy, researchers said.

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    1,500 people and 500 tons of luggage -- here's how the Saudi king travels

    The King will spend a few days in Jakarta and West Java before heading to the popular tourist island of Bali on the Indonesian leg of a month-long Asia tour that's already taken him to Malaysia

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    ‘Apple-shaped’ body could raise risk of diabetes

    People, who are genetically predisposed to storing belly fat, or having an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, researchers said Tuesday.

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    World's longest flight lands in New Zealand

    The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand Monday with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535 kilometres Doha-Auckland service, the airline announced.

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    Green tea may help people combat bone-marrow disorders, finds study

    A compound found in green tea may have life-saving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders, a new study claims.

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    Uzbekistan: Officials Strive to Ease Hassles for Tourists

    After seeing much of Europe and countless beaches in Southeast Asia, Dmitry and Irina Dagbayev thought they might try something different for their next holiday.“This time we decided on Uzbekistan, so as to see Samar.

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    Baby born in Iran after 14-year cryopreservation

    According to Dr. Asadollah Kalantari, a founding member of Isfahan’s Fertility & Infertility Center, on Saturday, the child was born in full health, adding that the 42-year-mother was also in a suitable medial condition.

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    Kashmir airfares soar with heavy snowfall: Delhi-Singapore return is cheaper than Jammu-Srinagar

    The Kashmir Valley, which has witnessed its heaviest snowfall in two decades this past week, was cut off from the rest of the country for five days after slippery and dangerous roads forced authorities to shut down.

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    Lab notes: A raw tomato extract that can be used to treat stomach cancer

    Scientists from Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore have isolated a prebiotic from a tomato that can inhibit the growth of gastric cancer cells. A prebiotic is a specialised plant fibre.

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    Turkey's diet gurus and their healthy living tips

    While it may easily be assumed that the Turks are a healthy bunch, given their Mediterranean diet and active lifestyles, Turkey actually has a serious obesity problem with nearly 30 percent of the population overweight.

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    Istanbul braces for second wave of heavy snowfall

    A second wave of heavy snowfall is expected to hit Istanbul starting from Thursday, just two weeks after the city experienced the most extreme snowfall since 2009.According to forecasts, the temperatures in Istanbul.

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    Lindsay Lohan may have converted to Islam. Because of course.

    Over the weekend, the convert formally known as LiLo changed her Instagram bio to “Alaikum salam,” an Arabic greeting that translates to “and unto you peace.” This greeting falls under the umbrella of proper Islam.

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    Asia drives rise in 2016 world tourism numbers: UN

    The number of international tourists rose by four percent worldwide to 1.2 billion in 2016 as Asians travelled more, but security fears hit visitor arrivals in Europe, the World Tourism Organization (WTO) said on Tuesday

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    Air India ranked third-worst airline in the world

    Indian national flag-carrier Air India has been named the world’s third-worst airline in a list by aviation insights company FlightStats. The 10 worst airlines of 2016.

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    Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year: WHO/NCI study

    Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the US National Cancer Institute.

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    Scientists discover new organ in human body

    A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body.Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few fragmented structures in the digestive system.

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    South Asia's golden spice becomes the West's latest obsession

    The South Asian spice has lengthy roots in the history of the sub-continent. Known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, turmeric has been part of ancient medicinal remedies for centuries.

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    Indian doctors remove coconut-sized tumor from woman's head

    A 35-year-old Iraqi woman has got a new lease of life from two years of pain, after doctors in India at a private hospital successfully removed a coconut sized tumor from her head.

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    'Muslims, Hindus more likely to help victims'

    A new poll suggests that Muslims and Hindus in the United States are more likely to intervene if they come across a situation, in which someone is being victimized.

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    Iranians celebrate longest night of year 'Yalda'

    Yalda is the name by which the longest night of the year is known in Iran. Iranians mark the end of autumn and the advent of winter in one of the most celebrated national events.

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    The vaccine against diabetes has been officially announced

    An announcement made yesterday at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association said that the FDA will test the vaccine on 150 people are in an advanced stage of type one diabetes.

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