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Shortlist Announced for International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017 - 02/16/2017

Mohammed Hasan Alwan, Najwa Binshatwan, Ismail Fahd Ismail, Elias Khoury, Mohammed Abdel Nabi and Saad Mohammed Rahim have today, Thursday 16 February, been announced as the six authors shortlisted...

Swiss archaeologist shines light on Sudan's buried past - 02/10/2017

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | by Jay Deshmukh 1 A veteran Swiss archaeologist has unearthed three temples in Sudan built thousands of years ago, a discovery he says promises to throw new light on Africa's...

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage - 02/01/2017

CAIRO, EGYPT, Emmanuel Parisse- With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage. From Alexandria on the...

Miami's Little Havana named a 'national treasure' - 01/29/2017

MIAMI, UNITED STATES- Little Havana, the neighborhood that is the heart and soul of Miami's Cuban diaspora, was named a US "national treasure" on Friday. The National Trust for Historic Preservation,...

Longlist, judges and dates announced for International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017 - 01/17/2017

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has today, Monday 16 January 2017, revealed the longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2017 prize. The novels selected were chosen from 186...

Three generations under the Cuban Revolution - 12/28/2016

HAVANA, CUBA, Maria Lorente- In the Hernandez family, every generation has its own perspective on the Cuban revolution. Luis Hernandez was one of Fidel Castro's comrades-in-arms as he fought to...

The secret world of Japan's hidden Christians - 12/22/2016

IKITSUKI, JAPAN, Ursula Hyzy- Japanese rice farmer Masatsugu Tanimoto doesn't think of himself as a Christian, and you'd almost never find him in a church. But every so often, he and others meet to...

Egyptian mummies virtually unwrapped in Australia - 12/08/2016

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA- The hidden secrets of Egyptian mummies up to 3,000 years old have been virtually unwrapped and reconstructed for the first time using cutting-edge scanning technology in a joint...

No statues for Fidel Castro, but his image is everywhere - 12/05/2016

HAVANA, CUBA, Alexandre Grosbois- While Cuban President Raul Castro has promised that no monument will be erected in memory of Fidel, his brother's image has been plastered across state media since...

In Morocco's Fez, world's oldest library holds gems - 12/01/2016

FEZ, MOROCCO, Herve Bar- Nestled in a labyrinth of streets in the heart of Morocco's ancient city of Fez, stands the world's oldest working library. Its sculpted dark wooden door stands almost hidden...
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