Saudi crown prince ‘bought’ $450 mn Da Vinci
Wall Street Journal reports Prince Mohammed used intermediary to buy much-sought-after painting of Christ “Salvator Mundi.”
Hiba Tawaji dazzles Riyadh in first women-only concert
Da Vinci sold for $450 mn heading to Louvre Abu Dhabi
Istanbul district bans gay film festival
Abjjad, the Arab world’s first virtual reading space
Egypt pop diva faces trial for disparaging Nile river
51 years on, Carthage Film Festival still popular
Dekkak: Ibn Battuta is a symbol of peace and tolerance
Unique insights into UAE’s hidden treasures put on display
Macron to name author Slimani as French language emissary
Tunisia’s ancient calligraphy style in jeopardy
Mystery ancient stone structures unearthed in Saudi desert
Ancient pools near Bethlehem set for renovation
Beirut Art Fair’s eighth edition highlights collectors’ choices
Promoting peace and reconciliation in Lebanon through art
Egypt seeks to renew interest in Sinai’s religious sites
Dahshur pyramids set the standards for Egypt’s ancient architecture
Egypt dig unearths 3,500 year old tomb
Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on November 11
Roman ruins discovered underwater off Tunisia
1,500 year old mosaic discovered in Jerusalem
Hammamet festival showcases Tunisia’s underground art scene
Jerash festival transforms Amman into a centre of global culture
Asilah Moussem, an exuberant platform for artistic events
Wonder Woman film banned in Tunisia over Israeli star
Casablanca makes spectacular comeback to international festival scene
13th edition of Liwa Date Festival to be held July 19-29
Ibn Battuta International Festival to be held in November
Palestinians, Israelis square off on UNESCO vote on Hebron
Essaouira celebrates 20th anniversary of Gnaoua festival
Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage
US Supreme Court to decide on Iran artifact case
Israeli rights group accepts donation from winner of Man Booker prize
Lebanon bans Wonder Woman film over Zionist actress
Ramadan TV dramas get inspiration from Syria war
Film warns of Israel's 'suicide' at Cannes
Cyprus convention targets trade in 'blood antiquities'
Lebanese activists seek to save Beirut heritage from neglect
Turkey stages Ottoman sports in callback to past glory
Tunisia seeks to add Djerba to World Heritage List
Historic Cairo bookshop struggles to cope with changing times
When it opened its doors in 1928, Cairo’s Anglo-Egyptian Bookshop was the first of its kind in the whole Arab region.
Art burgeoning in conservative Iran
Past decade has seen number of galleries in Tehran explode from just a handful to more than 100.
Street art burgeoning in bustling Casablanca
Unlocking culture by taking art to Casablanca’s neighbourhoods is one of Casamouja-Urban Art Wave programme's objectives.
Saving Nineveh and Nimrud from ISIS
ISIS destruction of Iraq’s archaeological treasures is seen in part as strategy of demoralising communities that fell under terror group’s control.
Three decades later, Saudis get their first concert
Tickets sold out in 30 minutes for long-awaited concert music in Riyadh as Saudi Arabia has cautiously begun introducing entertainment.
Morocco grows into international cultural magnet
North African kingdom is witnessing cultural boom thanks to its renowned international festivals, large projects launched by King Mohammed VI.
Etihad museum tells history of UAE’s formation
External façade of museum is in form of folded manuscript supported internally by golden columns, representing fountain pens symbolising seven Emirates.
Kurds’ language in official settings sees new life in Syria
Kurdish officials have reclaimed their tongue, reintroducing Kurmanji dialect of their language into the school curriculum Kurdish-majority regions in Syria.
Syrian star turned pizza boy dreams of Hollywood ending
Acting star Jihad Abdo is finally finding his feet after career is uprooted by Syrian conflict, causing him to flee ‘beautiful
life’ for fresh start in Hollywood.
Qarawiyyin library holds written wonders
World's oldest library in Morocco's ancient city of Fez is home to priceless treatises in Islamic studies, astronomy, medicine.
Moroccan-born writer wins France's top literary prize
Leila Slimani wins Goncourt for her novel 'Chanson douce' based on real-life story of Dominican nanny in US.