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The singer belted out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in a duet with his young daughter Virginia at UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra, in the kingdom's Al-Ula governate.

Egypt held a "grandiose spectacle" to transfer mummified remains of 22 pharaohs to a new resting place on Saturday.

Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria

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Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria

Moroccan farmers who are living from date groves on the other side of the border with Algeria are now struggling as they have been expelled.

Moroccan border farmers protest over Algeria evictions

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Moroccan border farmers protest over Algeria evictions

The border has been closed since 1994, but Algiers allows some Moroccan farmers to use an area known to Moroccans as Arjal and to Algerians as ...

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of war and protect ...

Nadia Khan

Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

This International Women's Day, we want to celebrate brave and progressive Muslim women throughout history.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

Despite a heavy repression, thousands of Myanmar anti-coup demonstrators rallied on Sunday, following overnight raids in Yangon.

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Eritrean troops killed hundreds in Ethiopia massacre: HRW

An Amnesty International investigation into the same events detailed how Eritrean troops "went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds ...

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Five places Pope Francis will see on Iraq trip

Pope Francis is visiting Iraq and has five heritage sites on his list of visits, including some damaged in the war on IS.

Iraq's Mosul museum undergoes rehabilitation following IS destruction

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Iraq's Mosul museum undergoes rehabilitation following IS destruction

Mosul's museum is being prepared to reopen to the public within a few years' time.

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Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

Three hundred people, a fifth of them women, are working on a pilot project to restore the ancient Jordan sites.

Morocco receives <em>UNESCO</em> heritage registration for couscous

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Morocco receives UNESCO heritage registration for couscous

Couscous has been awarded the status of intangible cultural heritage.

Myanmar general warns anti-coup protesters to return to work

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Myanmar general warns anti-coup protesters to return to work

Myanmar's ruling general ordered demonstrators against the military coup to return to work or face "effective actions".

Turkish government claims responsibility for disappearing ‘alien’ monolith

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Turkish government claims responsibility for disappearing ‘alien’ monolith

A mysterious ‘alien’ monolith which appeared in a field in southeastern Turkey has turned out to be a publicity gimmick for the country’s new ...

Metal monolith appears and then disappears in Turkey

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Metal monolith appears and then disappears in Turkey

A monolith caused a stir in Sanliurfa when it suddenly appeared, before mysteriously disappearing.

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US moves to rejoin UN rights council

The decision is likely to draw criticism from conservative US lawmakers and many in the pro-Israel community.

Sylvain Mercadier

Mosul: A wounded city trying to heal

In-depth: Iraq's second largest city remains scarred by the war against the Islamic State. Although peace has returned, much of Mosul still lies ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

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

Taufiq Wan

UNESCO, students celebrate World Arabic Language Day

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

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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.

Uprooted by war, Syrians settle on Roman temple ruins

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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 ...

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

Sana Uqba

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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