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City Walk, the distinctive urban space in Dubai, will be transformed into a stunning ‘open air canvas’ this year to showcase the creativity of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival. A collaboration between Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) and Meraas, one of Dubai’s leading holding companies, the event will see some of the world’s leading 3D artists showcase their unique art in this trendy area. Twenty five international artists will display their 3D ar…
02.20 / 23:32
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Tehran, Feb 20, IRNA - A faculty member and Director of the Islamic Texts Department of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) Dariush Zolfaqari is to present a paper on the importance of rhetoric in the correction of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh in Persian Manuscripts Conference in Balkans, RICHT r…
02.20 / 23:04
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Tehran, Feb 20, IRNA – Iran inked a memorandum of understanding with an international organization to promote the green economy in the world, secretary of the 6th International Green Film Festival s…
02.20 / 23:04
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Tehran, Feb 20, IRNA – Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri called for further strengthening of cultural relation with Vietnam in a meeting on Sunday with Fam San Chao, special envoy of the Vietnam's prime minister in the U…
02.20 / 23:04
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Moscow, Feb 19, IRNA – Russian Presidential Chief Andrei Fursenko announced that Moscow and Tehran are resolved to broaden their mutual cooperation, especially in the scientific and technological f…
02.20 / 23:04
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Tehran, Feb 19, IRNA - The remains of the destroyed brick flooring in the yard of the historical Fathollahov mansion was discovered in Arg-e-Alishah in Tabriz city, the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT)…
02.20 / 23:04
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LGBTI activist Bulut Öncü, who worked in the field of sexual health, lost his life in a traffic accident. Condolences to all of us. Source: “Bulut Öncü trafik kazasında yaşamını kaybetti”, kaosgl.org, 20 February 2017, http://kaosgl.org/sayfa.php?id=23098 LGBTI activist Bulut Öncü lost his life in a traffic accident this morning. Öncü was in a taxi in Istanbul […]…
02.20 / 20:56
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A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who stole five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday for one of the most daring art heists in recent…
02.20 / 20:32
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AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, on Monday, met with a group of prominent educators and academics to discuss efforts towards achieving comprehensive educational reform in Jordan.The Queen underlined the National Strategy for Human Resources Development, which was launched in…
02.20 / 19:35
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The Moroccan Ministry of Culture signed memorandum of understanding concerning the establishment of Central Africa Publishers Association, Saturday, in Casablanca, in the presence of 22 publishers who were invited by the Ministry to the 23rd session of the International Book Fair. This memorandum aims to unify national efforts at the level of publishing, enhancing the sector's professionalism and ensuring the book circulation , in the framework of the Economic Community of Central Africa, …
02.20 / 15:27
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Morocco will be the country of honor at the 37th Paris Book Fair, to be held March 24–27 at Porte de Versailles. For the first time since its inception, the Paris Book Fair will highlight the culture and literature of an Arab country. This event, titled “le Maroc à livre ouvert,” aims to promote Moroccan culture in all its forms. The purpose of this program is to highlight the latest Moroccan literary and intellectual productions — particularly those covering social and cultural issues. …
02.20 / 15:13
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The head of the values center in al-Mohammedia Association for scientists Mohamed Blkabeir , stressed, in a statement for Arabs Today, the need to immunize young from the ideas promoted by extremist groups.   This came following the seminar, which was organized at the International Book Fair, under the title of "Terrorism industry and mechanisms of its intellectual confrontation, dismantle extremist speech model." Concerning, the alternative to immunize the young people, the Moroccan …
02.20 / 14:43
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Last week, as delegations from the new US administration, Russia, China and the EU gathered at the Munich Security Conference to discuss the strategic challenges facing the international community, a very different international assembly was taking place at the Abu Dhabi headquarters of the UAE’s Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development. As ministers in Germany prepared to debate matters diplomats define as "hard power" – military and economic issues relating to the future of the Eur…
02.20 / 13:40
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The Iraqi writer, Ali Badr, revealed that his novel "Al-Kahera"(the infidel) aims to counter extremism currents. It is a real story, in which the writer wanted to portray through it the mental masculinity in dealing with women, adding that his goal was not the demolition of a culture, or to talk about another culture. Badr denied, in an exclusive interview with Arabs Today, that sex represents a condemnation of women, noting that sex is normal condition and we all practice it, is a part of…
02.20 / 13:10
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled then-US presidential candidate Donald Trump "bigoted" after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York.Rowling, who won the prize for her efforts to fight inequality and censorship, criticized the presumptive Republican nominee, who has called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.But the British author stuck up for Trump's right to visit the United Kingdom, despite the outrage his remarks have caused…
02.20 / 12:16
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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Commission for Controlling Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) celebrated its 50th anniversary under the patronage of Dr. Fouad bin Jaafar Al-Sajwani, Omani Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. In a press statement after opening the event, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries said that there is a close monitoring of the locust concentration areas, their movements and the risk levels they might pose, according to Oman News Agency…
02.20 / 11:52
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City Walk, the urban living destination by Meraas, will transform into an ‘open air canvas' for the world's best 3D street artists to create stunning artworks during the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017.  The high-end lifestyle destination, stretching over 10 million square feet, will provide a vibrant venue for artists to create and display their 3D artworks at the Festival. To be held from 1st to 7th March 2017, Dubai Canvas will feature the works of 25 international artists shortlisted …
02.20 / 11:52
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"The Lego Batman Movie" spanked "Fifty Shades Darker" for a second weekend running at North American box offices, an industry group said on Sunday. Featuring the voice of Will Arnett as the caped crusader, the Warner Bros spinoff of the "The Lego Movie" finished on top with a projected $43 million over the long President's Day weekend for a two-week total of $107.5 million, the box office tracker Exhibitor Relations predicted. The 3D, computer-generated action and comedy film follows…
02.20 / 10:04
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With only a skimpy loincloth to protect their modesty, thousands of men brave freezing temperatures to fight for lucky charms thrown by a priest at Japan's annual Naked Man Festival. A writhing mass of sweaty worshippers wrestled for elbow-room inside Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, western Japan, late on Saturday night in the hope of catching the sacred batons. Around 10,000 hardy souls celebrating the religious festival stepped under ice-cold fountains to purify their bodies before risking…
02.20 / 09:14
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General Manager of Maintenance and the preservation of monuments Department Ayad Hamza and his accompanying delegation attended the first workshop held in the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage in Bahrain in coordination with the World Monuments Fund (WMF).  Hamza said: "the workshop addressed the presentation and explanation of the structure and the role of the world heritage committees affiliated to UNESCO and the icomos." He added that the workshop discussed the notes sent by …
02.20 / 06:34
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