Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia seeks to become a cultural hub

While conflicts and crises have battered Arab cultural capitals, Saudi Arabia is hosting film festivals and bankrolling new movies. JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — A pregnant Saudi woman, far from home, finds herself stalked by inner and outer demons. A wannabe …

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Middle Eastern foes are giving diplomacy a shot

Exhausted from conflict and eager for growth, Middle Eastern rivals try talking IT WAS A surprising choice for a summer holiday. On August 18th Tahnoon bin Zayed, the national-security adviser of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), turned up in Ankara …

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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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Will Saudi women break chains of male guardianship?

Saudi women recently launched a hashtag calling for an end to male guardianship, which has been behind many of the physical and moral violations they face in Saudi society. By: Ibrahim al-Hatlani, for Al-Monitor (*) For three weeks now, the …

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