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Saudi Arabia to Inaugurate Diriyah Gate: A New Cultural, Lifestyle Tourism Destination

Saudi Arabia to Inaugurate Diriyah Gate: A New Cultural, Lifestyle Tourism Destination

The restoration and re-imagining of Diriyah, a sweeping 18th century adobe city that once served as the capital and stronghold of the first Saudi state, will be officially inaugurated on November 19. This cornerstone-laying event comes as the Kingdom continues its pioneering plans to welcome visi

Egypt Says it Has Unearthed Large Animal Mummy, Likely a Lion

Egypt Says it Has Unearthed Large Animal Mummy, Likely a Lion

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced Monday that local archaeologists have unearthed the mummy of an unusually large animal, most likely a lion or lioness. The ministry said the mummy was excavated in Saqqara, a town south of Cairo that was a vast necropolis in antiquity and is home to the f

Sharjah Book Fair Concludes with Record Turnout of 2.5 Million Visitors

The 38th Sharjah International Book Fair, SIBF, concluded on Sunday, after a record turnout of 2.52 million visitors during the 11-day fair, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. Organized by the Sharjah Book Authority, SBA, under the theme of the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019, "Open Books-Open

Visitors Flock to Bronx’s ‘Joker’ Stairs

Visitors Flock to Bronx’s ‘Joker’ Stairs

The long staircases built between two residential buildings in New York’s Bronx area linking the Shakespeare and Anderson avenues may not appear to be much of a tourist attraction.

Palestinian Photographer Finds 2nd Calling as Wire Sculptor

Palestinian Photographer Finds 2nd Calling as Wire Sculptor

After 14 years as a photographer in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, one Palestinian man has found his second calling through sculpture, telling stories by recycling metal wire into art.

Lebanon Sit-ins Become Source of Income for Street Vendors

Lebanon Sit-ins Become Source of Income for Street Vendors

In downtown Beirut, where tents have been erected in Martyrs’ Square and the entrances leading to Riad al-Solh Square, stalls and carriages are there to provide the protesters with different kinds of juices, sandwiches, water bottles, grilled corn and a variety of Lebanese specialties. Abu Ali, o

Syrian Refugee Turns to Food to Rebuild his Life in US

Syrian Refugee Turns to Food to Rebuild his Life in US

When he came to the United States as a refugee from Syria during that country's bloody civil war, there was a lot Diaa Alhanoun didn't know, starting with English. There was one thing he was fairly certain of, though — whatever else the future held in store for him and his family, he was pretty s

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