Middle East

The countries of MENA are parched

Governments are making things worse In the neighbourhood of Algiers where the presidential palace and foreign embassies are located, some think the water pressure has increased of late. But don’t tell those living in the suburbs of Algeria’s capital, where …

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Preserving Mizrahi culture and heritage in Israel

Arabic as a language for artistic expression has recently been enjoying a resurgence of interest as a result of the social and political uprisings that have been occurring across the Arab world. Interestingly, however, this resurgence is not only limited …

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UNESCO adds Arabic calligraphy to world heritage list

“Arabic calligraphy is the artistic practice of handwriting Arabic script in a fluid manner to convey harmony, grace and beauty,” UNESCO said on its website. PARIS – UNESCO: After a successful collaboration led by Saudi Arabia with 15 Arab countries …

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