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The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

UNESCO says it will work with academics to see how Arabic can best be preserved for future generations.

Couscous added to <em>UNESCO</em> list following Algeria, Morocco agreement

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Couscous added to UNESCO list following Algeria, Morocco agreement

Couscous, a staple dish in both Algeria and Morocco has been given the UNESCO treatment

Erdogan donates Islamic calligraphy to Hagia Sophia

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Erdogan donates Islamic calligraphy to Hagia Sophia

The calligraphic plaque features verses 159 and 160 from the Al-Imran chapter of the Quran.

2,500-year-old coffins discovered in Egypt's Saqqara

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2,500-year-old coffins discovered in Egypt's Saqqara

At least 100 coffins, some of which hosting mummies, were discovered in Egypt's Saqqara region, authorities confirmed.

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Uprooted by war, Syrians settle on Roman temple ruins

Dozens of Syrians uprooted by the war have settled among centuries-old ruins in the UNESCO-listed site of Baqirha, near the Turkish border.

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Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

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Libya's warring sides discuss implementing cease-fire

Military leaders from Libya's warring sides are holding the first face-to-face military talks inside Libya since last year's attack on the ...

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Yemen's ancient 'Manhattan of the Desert' risks collapse

Shibam is controlled by the internationally-recognised government, but while it has largely been spared direct conflict, it has not escaped the ...

Turkey's latest mosque conversion provokes outrage over heritage 'destruction'

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Turkey's latest mosque conversion provokes outrage over heritage 'destruction'

A Byzantine-era Istanbul church is set to re-open as a mosque on Friday, with images of its covered mosaics prompting anger.

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France returns 25,000 stolen archaeological artefacts to Morocco

The items were seized by French customs authorities between 2005-2006.

Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

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Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Authorities have struggled to secure funds to maintain Yemen's Seiyun Palace.

Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

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Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

The Yemeni Teachers Syndicate accused the Houthi rebels of killing and detaining thousands of teachers, academics and administrators since 2014.

Lebanese artists in overdrive to restore Beirut's beauty

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Lebanese artists in overdrive to restore Beirut's beauty

Maya Husseini is one of several artists slowly starting to restore artworks devastated in the disaster.

Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

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Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

Egypt discovered dozens of ancient coffins from 2,500 years ago.

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Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen's newly restored museum

Established as an Ottoman palace, then a residence for one of Yemen's last kings, the building became a museum in 1967 but has since been bombed and its collections pilfered.

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The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

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Egypt discovers 14 ancient tombs at Saqqara

The tombs were found two days ago during an archaeological dig.

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Turkish pro-Kurdish MP convicted on terror charge

Remziye Tosun was found guilty of treating wounded Kurdish militants from the outlawed PKK group during a 2015 Turkish army operation in the ...

The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

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The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

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Deadly floods threaten ancient Sudan pyramids: official

The record flooding that has killed more than 100 people and made tens of thousands homeless now threatens Sudan's historic pyramids.

Sudan floods threaten ancient archaeological gem

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Sudan floods threaten ancient archaeological gem

Rising Nile floodwaters are threatening to swamp an ancient archaeological site in Sudan, after some of the highest ever recorded river levels, ...

Beirut residents determined to save heritage lost to blast

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Beirut residents determined to save heritage lost to blast

Residents of Beirut are gathering in an effort to rebuild the city.

<em>UNESCO</em> in massive fundraising drive for blast-hit Beirut

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UNESCO in massive fundraising drive for blast-hit Beirut

With around 160 schools destroyed and over 85,000 children affected by the blast, the first UNESCO conference will be dedicated to ...

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