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

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

Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen's newly restored museum

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural <em>heritage</em>

Florence Massena

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.

Abramovich funded controversial Israeli settler group, FinCEN leaks reveal

The New Arab Staff

Abramovich funded controversial Israeli settler group, FinCEN leaks reveal

The Chelsea FC owner has been revealed as the director of companies that together gave $100 million to Elad, an Israeli settler group accused of ...

The New Arab Staff

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon blast could cost more than $8bn: World Bank

The Beirut port blast that killed more than 180 people in Lebanon caused more than $8 billion in damage and economic loss, the World Bank said ...

Nazli Tarzi

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

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

4 killed as flooding hits Turkey's Black Sea coast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

4 killed as flooding hits Turkey's Black Sea coast

Flooding in Turkey has left at least 4 people dead and 11 missing, authorities said on Sunday.

Mona Fawaz

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

To empower residents affected by the Beirut blast to hold on to their neighbourhoods, any recovery should follow a people-first approach, argues ...

Yemen in Focus: Ceasefire can save at-risk <em>heritage</em> <em>sites</em>

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Ceasefire can save at-risk heritage sites

This week we focus on the risks of damage to Yemen's historical heritage sites after weeks of torrential rain.

More than 170 dead in Yemen floods

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

More than 170 dead in Yemen floods

The flash floods have dealt a new blow to the war torn country.

Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

The New Arab Staff

Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

Floods across Yemen have left thousands of people homeless and destroyed homes country's iconic historic Old Sanaa city.

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkey invites Pope Francis for Hagia Sophia ceremony

Pope Francis is among several world leaders invited to the ceremony marking the re-conversion of the Hagia Sophia, founded as a Christian church, into a mosque.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

UK Jews reject Israel's 'racist' new UK ambassador

Israel has appointed a right-wing minister who supports unilateral annexation of the West Bank as its ambassador to the UK.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco artisans fear 'knockout punch' from coronavirus

Moroccan artists are worried that the Covid-19 pandemic can ruin their businesses.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: As Lebanon reports no new coronaviruses cases for 24 hours, one bizarre study has claimed that Middle Eastern genes make ...

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 ...

In Erbil's citadel, Amjad Assad keeps forgotten melodies alive

Hadani Ditmars

In Erbil's citadel, Amjad Assad keeps forgotten melodies alive

The New Arab Meets: 64-year-old Amjad Assad, who has almost single handedly digitised thousands of cassettes and old 78's that span a century of ...

Saudi appoints princess as UNESCO representative

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Saudi appoints princess as UNESCO representative

In a rare move, Saudi Arabia has appointed a female - Princess Haifa al-Mogrin - as its envoy to UNESCO.

Cultural <em>sites</em> should never be a target of war

Paul Iddon

Cultural sites should never be a target of war

Comment: Trump's threat to target Iranian cultural sites shows complete disdain for Iran's people and their rich heritage, ...

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