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‘Do We Live to Work, or Work to Live?’ New Brazilian Documentary Asks

‘Do We Live to Work, or Work to Live?’ New Brazilian Documentary Asks

High in the hills of Brazil’s remote northeast, the town of Toritama echoes with the sound of sewing machines: in the self-proclaimed capital of jeans, people work all hours of the day to produce denim trousers. That piqued director Marcelo Gomes’s interest when he visited.

Floating Hospital to Travel Nile, Help Upper Egypt Women

Floating Hospital to Travel Nile, Help Upper Egypt Women

In an attempt to cater to healthcare needs of deprived women in Upper Egypt, the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity and Rotary Club of Heliopolis on Sunday signed a cooperation protocol to establish a floating hospital that moves across Upper Nile governorates. Social Solidarity Minister Ghad

Met Museum to Return Stolen Artifact to Egypt

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it was returning to Egypt a prized artifact after learning it was stolen from the country in 2011. The Met said Friday that the Manhattan District Attorney's office found evidence that the museum was given a false ownership history for the gild

Egypt Tunes in to Nostalgia for Golden Age of Arab Song

Egypt Tunes in to Nostalgia for Golden Age of Arab Song

Standing before a rapt crowd, Ahmed Adel oozes charm with his passionate performance of an Egyptian classic, evoking a romantic nostalgia for Arabic songs of the past. After a melodious introduction on the Oud, the famed oriental lute, Adel croons his way through a "Mawal", a traditional melody b

Misk Foundation Celebrates Results of Saudi Coding Initiative

Misk Foundation Celebrates Results of Saudi Coding Initiative

The Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation, Misk, concluded on Sunday the second edition of the Saudi Coding Initiative, reported the Saudi Press Agency. The event, which was launched on September 2, 2018, concluded with a ceremony in Riyadh that the saw the handing out of awards for winner

Louvre Abu Dhabi Introduces Rembrandt, Vermeer

Louvre Abu Dhabi Introduces Rembrandt, Vermeer

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to carry the famed name outside of France, announced Sunday it will roll out works by Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer this month. Works by the two artists are part of the gallery's first exhibition this year, entitled "Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Go

International Prize for Arabic Fiction Announces Shortlist

International Prize for Arabic Fiction Announces Shortlist

Six authors have been shortlisted by a judging panel for the 12th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). The authors are Hoda Barakat (The Night Mail), Adel Esmat (The Commandments), Inaam Kachachi (The Outcast), Mohammed Al-Maazuz (What Sin Caused her to Die?), Shahla Ujayli (Summer with

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