Hammamet festival showcases Tunisia’s underground art scene
The festival opened with a theatrical performance but has shows scheduled from a variety of artistic disciplines.
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
Tight security for Tunisia Jewish festival
TV series depicts Israel-Palestinian conflict
Turkey relocates medieval tomb over flooding risk
Saudi artists seen 'pushing' boundaries
Model garden discovered outside ancient Egypt tomb
Saudi wins Prince of Poets title
Visiting Nablus, the ‘Little Damascus’ of Palestine
French conductor leads Tehran orchestra in sign of growing ties
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
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.