More resources needed to protect Arab cultural treasures: Riyadh university study

  • JEDDAH: A Saudi university study has called for efforts to combat terror groups to be stepped up as part of a campaign to protect cultural heritage in Arab countries. The study, carried out by Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh, highlighted the critical role national legisla...
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Female empowerment biopic ‘Bergen’ finds success in Mideast cinemas

  • DUBAI: Musical biopic “Bergen” has hit new heights in the Middle East and is being touted by theater chain Vox Cinemas as the most successful Turkish movie screened in the region The biopic has reportedly garnered more than 371,000 admissions across eight markets in five weeks, breaking box o...
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What We Are Reading Today: ‘The Forty Rules of Love’

  • Author: Elif Shafak Literary fiction novel “The Forty Rules of Love,” written by award-winning Turkish-British author Elif Shafak and published in 2009, tells the story of Ella Rubinstein, a woman who undergoes a transformation when she delves into Sufi teachings. A couple of months before ...
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‘Art of Orientation’ offers visitors an immersive experience using sight and sound

  • DHAHRAN: The exhibition “Shatr Almasjid,” or the “Art of Orientation,” brings together the largest collection of Islamic art masterpieces ever displayed in the Kingdom in unprecedented global and national partnerships. Its aim is to assist Muslims to deepen their appreciation for their religi...
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Saudi Arabia’s Ithra hosts ‘Amakin’ art exhibit, straight from Jeddah

  • DHAHRAN: A popular Arabic song by a legendary Saudi singer inadvertently became the inspiration for an entire art exhibition that debuted last year in Jeddah. For the first time, that exhibit is now housed in Dhahran, where original works of art serve as personalized portals of nostalgia that a...
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Horror-comedy 'Lafangey' joins list of Pakistani film releases on Eid

  • KARACHI: The official trailer of Pakistani horror-comedy, “Lafangey,” was released to the public at the Karachi Arts Council on Monday, with cast members and the director saying they were confident the public would react positively to a film that offered something new. The movie, due to be re...
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‘The beauty industry is failing people of color,’ Huda Kattan says

  • DUBAI: US-Iraqi beauty mogul Huda Kattan has been featured in a newly released news segment on racial inclusivity in the makeup industry. Released by the UK’s Sky News on Sunday, the feature is based on the British Beauty Council’s criticism of what it calls the “apartheid” in the beauty indu...
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Egyptian TV presenter slammed over claims murdered uni student should have worn veil

  • LONDON: Social media users have slammed an Egyptian TV presenter who claimed that murdered university student Nayera Ashraf had been at fault for not wearing a veil. In a video post, Mabrouk Attia, who is also a professor of Islamic Shariah at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, suggested women shoul...
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Sudan seeks return of treasures looted by British

  • LONDON: Sudan is seeking the return of numerous historical items from the UK, including antiques, artefacts, and human remains, taken during the colonial period after the British Empire invaded the region in 1898. The list includes two skulls belonging to Sudanese soldiers taken from the batt...
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Gigi Hadid celebrates legendary modelling agent Luiz Mattos at New York party

  • DUBAI: US Palestinian Dutch supermodel Gigi Hadid was on hand to celebrate legendary modelling agent Luiz Mattos’s birthday in New York this week — and for the occasion, she showed off a vibrant look by London-based label Miss Sohee. Dressed by stylist to the stars Mimi Cuttrell, who regularl...
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