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‘A Century in Flux: Chapter II’ virtual exhibit highlights women in Arab art

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Coronavirus has forced many cultural institutions to shut their doors as governments attempt to ......

Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers approves 11 new cultural commissions

Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers on Tuesday approved 11 new cultural commissions, as part ......

Algeria’s culture minister resigns after deadly concert stampede

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Algeria’s Culture Minister Meriem Merdaci resigned on Saturday, following the deaths of five ......

Study reveals a majority of the Middle East’s professionals are unhappy at work

Monday, 08 July 2019

Almost three quarters (70 percent) of professionals in the Middle East have left their job because ......

‘Jeddah Season’ festival offers entertainment, unique experiences to visitors

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

“Jeddah Season: Sea & Culture,” a festival taking place in Saudi Arabia’s city ......

Curious foreigners get chance to sample Emirati culture

Sunday, 19 May 2019

No question was off limits for curious tourists and foreign residents of Dubai wanting to learn more ......

UAE’s Sharjah named 2019 UNESCO World Book Capital

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The UAE city of Sharjah took up the mantle as UNESCO’s World Book Capital for 2019 late ......

Culture or cruelty? Camel fighting persists in Pakistan despite ban

Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Thousands cheer as a caravan of camels outfitted in decoratives saddles and garlands lumber across a ......

IN PICTURES: Egypt brings Gamal Abdel Nasser’s car back to life

Friday, 04 January 2019

The Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources unveiled a historical car that Gamal Abdel Nasser used to ......

IN PICTURES: Theatre of the blind an eye-opener for audiences in India

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Calcutta is India’s cultural capital for as long as anyone can remember. The teeming eastern ......

Know how Western languages were inspired by Arabic

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

As the world marks Arabic Language Day, it is only fair to pay tribute to this rich dialect that has ......

Value of soft power in foreign policy

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Sabena Siddiqui is a foreign affairs journalist and geopolitical analyst with special focus on the Belt and Road Initiative, CPEC and South Asia. She tweets @sabena_siddiqi.

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VIDEO: Ice is a lifeline for the world’s coldest region

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Innokenty Tobonov sinks his harpoon into a long block of ice while his helpers expertly push it out ......

WATCH: From arrows to M16s.. Papua’s tribal fights get ever deadlier

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tribes in Papua New Guinea's rough and rugged highlands have fought each other for centuries, but a ......

IN PICTURES: Syria’s last shadow puppeteer gets UN lifeline

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

In a crowded dark room, Syria’s last shadow puppeteer crouches on stage, holding two intricate ......

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