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Sources involved in the painting's purchase in 2017 claim the Leonardo Da Vinci 500-year-old masterpiece 'Salvator Mundi' is on board of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's yacht.

Reviving culture in Iraq's former Islamic State stronghold

Sebastian Castelier and Azhar Al-Rubaie

Reviving culture in Iraq's former Islamic State stronghold

Feature: A cultural TV show in the Iraqi city of Mosul hopes to give artists the space to express themselves after years of generalised repression under the Islamic State group.

MbS 'lost' world's most expensive painting, experts fear

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MbS 'lost' world's most expensive painting, experts fear

Salvator Mundi, a 500-year-old painting which claimed the title of the world's most expensive painting after it was bought by the Saudi crown ...

Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

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Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

The Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" portrait of Jesus Christ that was due to ...

Nael M. Shama

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Comment: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman is using the kingdom's vast wealth to back dictators, toy with the fates of other nations and ignite sectarianism, writes Nael Shama.

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Saudi Arabia announces plan to 'stop negative international press'

Saudi Arabia has announced it wants to stop international media outlets from publishing reports critical of the kingdom, amid a deluge of bad ...

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End of the Saudi Arabia-UAE Leonardo da Vinci mystery?

Abu Dhabi has purchased a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, which the UAE and Saudi Arabia will hope end rumours ...

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MBS's friend was mystery buyer of $450-million Jesus painting

A friend of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman revealed as mystery buyer of a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da ...

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