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As a reminder that the looting of Iraq's heritage has hardly been restricted to the militant thieves who pillaged the Iraqi National Museum after the 2003 American invasion, the United States has repatriated a group of objects, some of which were apparently taken as war booty, and others that reflect the region's history of artifact smuggling.
Ancient Islamic traditions are going high-tech with modern offerings for those observing the holy month of Ramadan which began this week.
The Old City - the historical core - the three square miles of original Hyderabad around the majestic Charminar, from which the city grew outwards, is a treasure trove of sights, smells, traditions and tastes. If you are planning to visit the city, I suggest, you go on a walking tour of this ancient part if for nothing else but to get a better view of the place.
The new generation of filmmakers will come into its own at this year's Venice film festival, where 41-year-old US director Darren Aronofsky will raise the curtain with "Black Swan", organisers said Thursday.
Mick Jagger is the main attraction at the 41st annual Rencontres d'Arles photography festival in the south of France, with organisers hoping that he will put in a personal appearance.
Converting to Islam would have saved the life of pop legend Michael Jackson, his brother Jermaine said in an interview to be aired Thursday.
Homages have been paid to Mohamed Abed Al-Jabri, the Moroccan Islamic philosopher, critic and political ideologue for a socialist opposition party, who died in Casablanca this week.
Elham Al Qasimi braved temperatures of minus 22 F (minus 30 C) and coped with frostbite to fulfill a lifelong ambition by making the Arctic journey.
If you talk about a mummy, immediately your mind navigates backwards in the time ending in the Old Egypt where the most famous were found. If we speak of Egyptian Mummies we shall mention the one of Seti I or Ramses II (13 century BC) or Tutankhamen.
Convinced that the Swiss were to blame on the dispute with Libya, the European Commission piled pressure on Switzerland Wednesday, saying the country's visa row with Libya risks undermining "the overall coherence" of the border-free Schengen area.
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