Iran film premieres about prophet postponed
40-million-dollar “Muhammad” will now be screened on Thursday throughout Iran due to technical problems.
“Bla Cinima” from cultural debate to daily struggle of Algerians
Award winning “La Fièvre” screened at Locarno Film Festival
Omar Sharif passes away, aged 83
Court awards rare Kafka papers to National Library of Israel
Turkish sculptor risks prison for 'insulting' Erdogan
Egyptian shroud to go under hammer in Paris
UAE brings its falconry expertise to Morocco’s Lekouassem Festival
Morocco's Mawazine festival opens to record crowds
Director 'shocked' at Morocco’s prostitution film ban
Egypt acting legend diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease
The ancient pearl of the Syrian desert
Rooftop gardens link Palestinians to land lost in Nakba
Syria artist brings civil war portraits to London
Kalima Project announces new series for publication
Oldest example of Ten Commandments displayed in Jerusalem
Novelists withdraw from NY gala in Charlie Hebdo protest
US returns stolen Egypt artifacts
Arab poetry loses revolutionary voice of Abdel Rahman al-Abnudi
SZBA names Mohammed bin Rashed “Cultural Personality of the Year”
‘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
Sculptor Parviz Tanavoli dedicates new work to Cecil the lion
Tanavoli usually works in bronze and other metals and is a leading proponent of Saghakhaneh style.
Liwa Date Festival: 11 years of attractive competitions and cultural activities
One week festival, ending on July 30, is a celebration of ratab, half-ripe dates. It attracts hundreds of participants every year.
Salma Hayek explores Lebanese roots in The Prophet
Film star connects with Lebanese roots through animated film, based on the prose-poetry essays written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran.
Syrian rock bands finding safety in Lebanon
Dozens of Syrian bands, independent artists have now become mainstays of Beirut music scene after fleeing war-ravaged Syria.
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
statue, known locally as "the gazelle" for its depiction of a nude
stroking an animal, disappears ‘in mysterious circumstances’.