SZBA names Mohammed bin Rashed “Cultural Personality of the Year”

Bin Tamim explains Award’s Board of Trustees and Scientific Committee found it impossible to name all Sheikh Mohammed’s personal traits, achievements.

‘No’ to censorship: Filmmakers boycott Istanbul Film Festival

ADIBF celebrates UAE founder

UAE cements its status as regional hub of fine art

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair honours Iceland

Ancient Libyan treasures now in ISIS' sights

Takahata shines at FICAM

Iran caricaturist touches sensitive subjects with savvy

‘... even after a while’: Badaoui El-Hage launches first book of poetry

Abu Dhabi hosts 21st annual Special Libraries Association conference

Ban urges world to halt destruction of Iraqi sites

IS 'bulldozed' Iraq’s historic Nimrud

Dubai launches first 3D pavement art festival

Thousands turn out for funeral of Turkey literary giant Yasar Kemal

Iraq reopens national museum more than 10 years after looting

IS militants destroy priceless ancient artefacts in Iraq’s Mosul

SZBA announces shortlist in “Translation” and “Arabic Culture in Other Languages”

Woman wins best drama award at Saudi Film Festival

Khamenei criticises ‘American Sniper’ without seeing it

Sheikh Zayed to be focus personality at ADIBF 2015

Iran director Jafar Panahi wins Berlin film festival's Golden Bear

Farewell Assia Djebar: North African literature loses one of its most important figures

Egypt star of the century passes away at age of 83

Qasr Al Hosn Festival seeks to revive UAE’s rich cultural past

Houellebecq’s 'Islamic France' novel sparks uproar

Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' censored in Morocco

War takes its toll on Syria heritage: Nearly 300 sites destroyed, damaged and looted

Arts Canteen London presents Attab Haddad: Iraqi oud with a western twist

Marrakesh Film Festival gives Japan a chance to shine

Drama out of tragedy: Syria women present new version of ‘Antigone’

Egypt revokes ban on Wehbe ‘provocative’ film

Lebanese diva Sabah passes away

Story about fear and destruction: Palestinian artist captures Gaza pain in clay

Morocco fossils: A rare and vanishing treasure

Cultural heartland of Al Ain hosts night of Emirati musical heritage

Abu Dhabi Film Festival to showcase best of Arab cinema

Sharjah Children's Film Festival kicks off with rich selection of movies

Piano recital opens Abu Dhabi Classics season

Al Masar Gallery holds second solo exhibition for Egyptian artist Ahmad Farid

Louvre Abu Dhabi to showcase renowned collections from France


Iraqi artist draws IS massacres against Yazidi community

Salim puts collective memories of his Yazidi community to canvas in series entitled "The Yazidi Genocide".

Learn Emirati dialect in English

Poetry Academy publishes first approved “Emirati Ramsa” dictionary of UAE dialect which provides the translation of about 1,500 Emirati words into English.

Turkey 'diva of modern republic' dies at age of 96

Traditional music singer Muzeyyen Senar dies in hospital in Aegean city of Izmir after contracting pneumonia.

Swedish archaeologists discover pharaonic wall relief in Egypt

Team of archaeologists discovers rare 2,500-year-old wall relief depicting two pharaonic deities, God Amen-Re and God Thot.

Egypt bans epic movie ‘Exodus’ over ‘historical mistakes’

Culture Minister says Ridley Scott's blockbuster is rife with mistakes, including apparent claim that ‘Moses and Jews built the pyramids.’

A first! Art has taken to Saudi streets

Dozens of paintings by Saudi artists displayed on outdoor advertising billboards in Riyadh, other cities in what organisers say is kingdom's first public art show.

Libya criticises removal of iconic nude statue

Bronze statue, known locally as "the gazelle" for its depiction of a nude stroking an animal, disappears ‘in mysterious circumstances’.

UNESCO condemns 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq cultural heritage

Irina Bokova slams ‘appalling’ destruction of Iraq heritage, as jihadists from Islamic State group destroy age-old sites in areas they control.

Archaeologists unveil rare Roman inscription in Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists find 2,000-year-old commemorative stone inscription near Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City.

Tunisia’s Jews: between protecting traditions and coexisting

Historic Jewish community holds out on Tunisia’s Dejrba island as some of its members say atmosphere is stifling.

Dr. Jamal S. Al-Suwaidi: Staying abreast of change is imperative

In new interview, Director General of ECSSR says progress of Arab Societies relies on their cultural interaction with the world, noting that he does not advocate Westernization.