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

A new generation of digital conservationists are using cutting edge virtual reality technology to revive war-damaged cultural heritage sites.

What will happen to Turkey's Hagia Sophia?

The New Arab Staff

What will happen to Turkey's Hagia Sophia?

First a Byzantine church, then an Ottoman mosque and finally a museum, Turkey's Hagia Sophia will now be reconverted into a Muslim place of worship.

WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

The New Arab

WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

Algerian conservationists sighted the near-extinct big cat in the Ahaggar National Park following a months-long research and imaging project.

Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

The New Arab & agencies

Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

Lawyers from a rights group have already filed a lawsuit, arguing that the move jeopardises the priceless artefacts.

Marta Vidal

Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

Residents, shop owners and activists are organising themselves to prevent multinational corporations from taking over one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Jordan's capital.

The New Arab

Iran court upholds 'fabricated' espionage charges against environmentalists: HRW

Iran's appeals court has upheld prison sentences for wildlife conservationists on spurious espionage charges, but even the highest levels of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan vets scramble to save starved lions in Khartoum

An online campaign to save the malnourished lions went viral but failed to save the life of one lioness.

The New Arab

Authorities investigate HORRIFIC video of Saudi antelope shooting

A video of a person hunting down a herd of antelopes in Saudi Arabia using a machine gun has circulated widely on the web.

Nile countries meet for high-stakes talks amid dam fears

The New Arab & agencies

Nile countries meet for high-stakes talks amid dam fears

The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are meeting in Cairo for talks over Ethiopia’s mega-dam project, which Egypt fears could ...

The New Arab & agencies

Brazil's army to tackle Amazon fires amid global outcry

Global outcry over fires in the Amazon sparked protests and threatened a huge trade deal, prompting Brazil's Bolsonaro to authorise the ...

Rohingya refugees regreen deforested land on Myanmar's border

Kaamil Ahmed

Rohingya refugees regreen deforested land on Myanmar's border

Feature: Where there was once a forest, barren hills now house hundreds of thousands in the world's largest refugee camp.

Egypt slams illegitimate auction of 'stolen' Pharoah statue head

The New Arab

Egypt slams illegitimate auction of 'stolen' Pharoah statue head

The planned sale of Egyptian artefacts in London this week are "in contradiction with international agreements and conventions", a statement ...

London auction of 'stolen' Tutankhamun sculpture sparks Egyptian outcry

The New Arab & agencies

London auction of 'stolen' Tutankhamun sculpture sparks Egyptian outcry

Egyptian authorities overseeing the north African country's unparalleled collection of antiquities want to see the auction halted and the ...

An inconvenient truth for the Iran hawks

Tanya Goudsouzian

An inconvenient truth for the Iran hawks

Comment: Despite the hawks in his administration, Trump, and the American public have no appetite for war with Iran, writes Tanya Goudsouzian.

Austin Bodetti

Deforestation and desertification in Afghanistan

If Afghans and their allies in the international community want to ready the country for a conflict-free future, they must take the natural environment into account, writes Austin Bodetti.

Austin Bodetti

Islam and environmentalism

Comment: Muslim eco-theologists believe they have a personal and spiritual obligation to curb the spread of environmental degradation, writes ...

Abeer Ayyoub

Jordan looks to the sun to end power struggles

Jordan, an ideal solar energy producer, has taken giant steps to becoming less dependent on fossil fuels - but further development looks ...

Austin Bodetti

How Pakistan could run out of water by 2025

With a population of over 200 million, Pakistan consumes significant amounts of water and the South Asian country could soon find itself on the ...

Oman blazes trail for environmentalism in the Arab world

Austin Bodetti

Oman blazes trail for environmentalism in the Arab world

As desertification and other environmental issues threaten the heart of the Middle East, Oman has an opportunity to act as a role model for its ...

Austin Bodetti

Indonesia's eco-theology: An Islamic environmental consciousness

A green, eco-centric approach to understanding Islamic teaching is revolutionising environmental protection in the world's most-populous ...

Birds of Palestine: New <em>conservation</em> effort takes flight

Miriam Berger

Birds of Palestine: New conservation effort takes flight

From leafy mountains to the rocky slopes of Jordan Rift Valley, to the dry Dead Sea, Anton Khalilieh is well-schooled in the splendours of birds ...

Libya's 'awe-inspiring' ancient city of Sabra now endangered: UNESCO

The New Arab & agencies

Libya's 'awe-inspiring' ancient city of Sabra now endangered: UNESCO

The ancient Libyan city of Sabratha is now classified as endangered.

First-ever sighting of blue whale in Red Sea reported

The New Arab & agencies

First-ever sighting of blue whale in Red Sea reported

A rare sighting of the world's largest mammal has prompted Egyptian authorities to try and track down the endangered animal.

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