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Baku urges to abandon doom and gloom narrative around Azerbaijan and Armenia

Baku urges to abandon doom and gloom narrative around Azerbaijan and Armenia

Azerbaijani Ambassador to London Elin Suleymanov responded to a new article by The Guardian columnist Patrick Wintour, urging to abandon pessimistic narrative around the Armenian-Azerbaijani settlement process, because the situation has radically changed recently, most importantly, for the better.

Saudis may become world's leaders in reading books

Saudis may become world's leaders in reading books

Saudi Arabia is set to launch a new initiative called Literature Everywhere to improve access to literary works across the Kingdom. These will include podcasts, audiobooks, poetry, short stories, comics.

World’s longest aqueduct being prepared for public visit

World’s longest aqueduct being prepared for public visit

The recently-restored Qanat of Zarch, known as the world’s longest subterranean aqueduct in central Yazd province, is being prepared for the public visit. This ancient city is a living testimony to the intelligent use of limited available resources in the desert for survival. 

What is Holi and how to celebrate?

What is Holi and how to celebrate?

Holi, the Hindu festival of colour, is now celebrated around the world, marked by raucous parties where people throw and smear coloured powder on each other. The festival, the celebrations for which will begin on March 8 in many parts of India, signifies the arrival of spring and, for many Hindus, the triumph of good over evil.

What is the healthiest type of bread

What is the healthiest type of bread

In recent years, bread has been considered the enemy of nutrition, whether one is dieting or even for people who are trying to be healthy and save calories

How Egypt will attract tourists

How Egypt will attract tourists

Egypt, home to ancient pyramids and Red Sea resorts, aims to boost tourism by up to 30% annually over the next five years, bringing in private firms to operate sites and inaugurating a huge museum around the end of 2023

Who will host 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

Who will host 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

As the Confederation of African Football is close to announcing the official host of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Morocco seems confident in its bid to host the tournament

Five inventions from ancient Egypt we still use

Five inventions from ancient Egypt we still use

One of the ancient world's longest lasting civilisations, the cultures that built up along the Nile still impact us today. These include their famous developments in mathematics, astronomy, religion, and philosophy as well as some things, which are less well-known, but no less important.

Middle-Eastern magic in your kitchen

Middle-Eastern magic in your kitchen

From the simple Sumac to the hot Harissa, Middle-Eastern spices can add to your culinary kitty like nothing else can. Stocking up on a few basic spice blends like Baharat and Za’atar can transform the simplest meals into new gourmet favourites

China's movie industry roars back with record box office

China's movie industry roars back with record box office

China's film industry is making a strong comeback following the end of the country's zero-COVID policy, with box office sales hitting a record in January as moviegoers raced to see new blockbusters during Lunar New Year

10 marvels of Marrakech

10 marvels of Marrakech

Architectural masterpieces, forgotten tombs, exotic gardens and intoxicating souks. Marrakech is bursting at the seams with cultural gems waiting to be explored

Five tallest buildings in the world

Five tallest buildings in the world

The top 5 tallest buildings of the world are the incredible feats of engineering. They exist in locations around the world, and date from 2010 onwards

Kuwait launches flights to a 3rd Uzbekistan city

Kuwait launches flights to a 3rd Uzbekistan city

Jazeera Airways has announced that it will launch a third connection to Uzbekistan on March 1. It will connect Kuwait International Airport (KWI) with Uzbekistan's Samarkand International Airport (SKD). The Kuwait-based low-cost carrier anticipates this route will be highly profitable, enabling Kuwait and Uzbek travelers to have a faster, more convenient, and more cost-effective travel option.

First ever World Padel League to be held in Dubai

First ever World Padel League to be held in Dubai

The world’s top-ranked padel players and entertainment stars are set to take part in the “Greatest show on court” with the inaugural World Padel League to be held in association with Dubai Sports Council at the Coca-Cola Arena from June 8 to 11

Ancient craft of Lebanese mountains

Ancient craft of Lebanese mountains

High in Lebanon's rugged mountains, hatmaker Youssef Akiki is among the last artisans practising the thousand-year-old skill of making traditional warm woolen caps once widely worn against the icy winter chill

Why Indonesians interested in Middle East

Why Indonesians interested in Middle East

Groups of students are emerging at Indonesian universities who meet regularly to discuss issues related to Arab countries, help each other with Arabic lessons, and organize public events that introduce the Middle East to the public