French conductor leads Tehran orchestra in sign of growing ties
Cultural links between Iran, Europe remain sensitive but are slowly developing after efforts to rebuild ties triggered flood of tourists, trade delegations.
Archaeologists unearth ancient tomb near Egypt's Luxor
New documentary on comedian Bassem Youssef follows Arab Spring turmoil
Iranian female snooker players banned
Morocco hosts African art festival
Demolition of decades-old Beirut brewery begins
Banksy West Bank hotel to receive first guests
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
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.