Film on Syria's White Helmets wins Academy Award

Netflix-produced film, called simply “The White Helmets” takes home Oscar for best documentaryshort.

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

More scans needed for King Tut's 'hidden chamber'

Egyptians outraged after Messi donates shoes to charity

World famous architect Zaha Hadid dies aged 65

Fashion mogul derides 'enslaving' Islamic styles

SZBA reveals 2016 contenders in ‘Arab Culture’, ‘Publishing’ Categories

Swedish Academy left it 27 years late to denounce Rushdie fatwa

Iranian film star to make European stage debut

Tomb of Jesus set for major restoration

3rd Saudi Film Festival to show 'thirst' for cinema


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.

Syrian artist’s ‘Freedom Hospital’ tells of war’s hell

Hamid Sulaiman says love will always win as his graphic novel tells story of an underground hospital in besieged Syrian town.

Archaeologists find oldest known human settlement in Jerusalem

Dig in occupied east Jerusalem neighbourhood Shuafat reveals two homes with parts of walls and floors intact.