Banksy West Bank hotel to receive first guests

'Walled off Hotel' next to Israel's apartheid wall, decorated by secretive British street artist, 'nearly totally booked for the next three months'.

Saudi film fest head wants govt investment in cinema

Vogue Arabia adds perspective on women’s veil

Cairo festival brings recognition to women film-makers

New film fights ISIS’s ideology through comedy

Fighting jihad with culture in Tunisia's impoverished mountains

IS withdraws from Syria's Palmyra

Palmyra busts returned to Syria after restoration in Italy

Geologists demand return of Moroccan 'Nessie'

Film on Syria's White Helmets wins Academy Award

The art of reimagining the value of nothing

British Museum training Iraqi archaeologists to save heritage

Prince of Poets returns to Al Raha Beach theatre

Avant-garde mosque preaches coexistence in Lebanon

Gates of the Medina offer view of Tunis's history and architecture

Tradition celebrated at Emirati desert festival

IS demolishes two more monuments in Palmyra

American Arabesque celebrated in Virginia

US claims antiquities looted by IS to block their resale

Louvre could house threatened treasures from Iraq, Syria

Ancient treasures unveiled at Lebanon's national museum

Tangier hosts fourth edition of Europe Orient Documentary Film Festival

Lebanon slaps ban on three films at international festival

Iraq marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site

Muhammad Ali's family prepares funeral

Cannes spotlight on Iranian cinema

Palestinian museum to open without exhibition

Peshmerga documentary makes late entry in Cannes

Egypt's turmoil comes to Cannes in a police van

Turkish satire tackles adoption at Cannes

Rabai al-Madhoun wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction

SZBA Annual Book Award ceremony to be held Sunday

Banipal Magazine sheds light on ‘Sudanese Literature Today’

ADIBF to screen 18 films from 10 Arab countries in Black Box Cinema

Zayed Award Selects Amin Maalouf for Cultural Personality of the Year Award

SZBA unveils winners of its tenth edition

“Elegy on a Man of Culture and Thoughtfulness: Mohammad Khalaf Al Mazrouei” out now

ADIBF announces rich programme of events

Syria monastery once symbol of tolerance reduced to rubble

FICAM ends on a high note

 

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.

In Turkey, worried artists ponder uncertain future

Istanbul, called the Pearl of the Bosphorus, has lost some of its artistic lustre in aftermath of failed military coup.

Abu Dhabi's Louvre surrounded by sea water

Half-billion-euro Louvre Abu Dhabi becomes museum 'on the sea' in major step towards completion of project.

Destroyed by ISIS, Palmyra arch rises again in London

Six-metre tall scale recreation of Triumphal Arch is made of Egyptian marble, was carved in northern Italian region of Tuscany.