King Abdulaziz University Wins Global 'Zero Project Award’ for 2024

Culture King Abdulaziz University Wins Global 'Zero Project Award’ for 2024

King Abdulaziz University Wins Global 'Zero Project Award’ for 2024

King Abdulaziz University (KAU) won the "Zero Project Award" for the third consecutive time, amidst participation from 523 candidates representing 97 countries…

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The Other Profile, by Irene Graziosi. Translated by Lucy Rand.

By Lovia Gyarkye Kevin Systrom, a founder of Instagram, recently confessed that the platform he helped create had lost its soul. Gone are the days when…

Culture  This photograph taken on February 23, 2024, shows the Eiffel Tower on a cloudy day in Paris. (AFP)

Eiffel Tower Operator Says Strike by Staff Has Ended, Site to Reopen on Sunday

A strike by staff at the Eiffel Tower has ended, the company that runs one of the most visited tourist sites in the world said in a statement on Saturday. …

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Saudi Ministry Launches 1st National Cultural Metaverse Platform in the World

The Ministry of Culture announced Friday the launch of the first national initiative in the world of the Metaverse supported by the artificial intelligence…

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Culture Ministry Launches ‘1727’ Competition to Mark Saudi Founding Day

The Ministry of Culture has announced the launch of the ‘1727’ competition, featuring a prize pool of 100,000 Saudi riyals on the occasion of Saudi Founding…

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Culture The exhibition combines historical remnants and archaeological objects to offer a wider lens into Diriyah and At-Turaif. SPA

Saudi Arabia Unveils Exhibition Exploring Diriyah’s Natural and Built Landscapes

“The Earthen Testaments,” a multidisciplinary exhibition exploring Diriyah’s natural and built landscapes through imagery, film, artifacts, and contemporary…

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Culture The events recall the story of the Kingdom's founding by Imam Mohammed bin Saud in 1727. (Saudi Ministry of Culture)

Cultural Events Celebrate Saudi Arabia’s Founding Day

The Saudi Ministry of Culture inaugurated on Thursday several events to commemorate the Kingdom's Founding Day, including music concerts that celebrate Saudi…

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Culture King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) launched its first educational initiative designed to enhance scientific and sustainability literacy for children. SPA

KAUST Launches 1st Initiative to Enhance Scientific, Sustainability Literacy for Children

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) launched its first educational initiative designed to enhance scientific and sustainability literacy…

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Culture The Saudi Ministry of Culture inaugurated the third edition of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South – Bienalsur – at Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art at Jax (SAMoCA) (Marco Cappellletti)

Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale Opens Under Theme ‘After Rain’

The Diriyah Biennale Foundation inaugurated on Monday the second edition of Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, held under the theme “After Rain”, showcasing…

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Culture The Aswan International Festival of Art and Culture. (Aswan Governorate)

Aswan Hosts 11th Edition of International Festival of Art and Culture

The city of Aswan has launched the 11th edition of the Aswan International Festival of Art and Culture, in a morning event that hosted 15 folkloric Egyptian,…

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Culture A landmark is lit up in the colors of the national flag in Diriyah on the occasion of Saudi National Day. (SPA file photo)

Minister of Media Launches 'Saudipedia Platform' at Saudi Media Forum

Minister of Media Salman bin Yousef Al-Dosari launched in Riyadh on Monday the digital platform for the Saudi encyclopedia (saudipedia.com). The launch…

Culture A general view of the Eiffel Tower that remains closed to visitors during a strike of the staff in Paris, France, 19 February 2024. (EPA)

Strike at the Eiffel Tower Closes One of the World’s Most Popular Monuments to Visitors

Visitors to the Eiffel Tower were turned away on Monday because of a strike over poor financial management at one of the world’s most-visited sites. A…

Culture “AlUla Future Culture Summit” (FCS) will witness the participation of approximately 150 leaders, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and artists from around the world during February 25 to 27. (SPA)

AlUla Summit to Discuss Future of Global Culture Next Week

“AlUla Future Culture Summit” (FCS) will witness the participation of approximately 150 leaders, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and artists from around the…

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Culture  A view of the Al-Ramla and Al-Haddad towers after their renovation for re-opening to the public, that will increase visitors and numbers of visiting hours for Salah al-Din citadel, which was constructed under the Muslim military commander Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi around 1176 A.D, in Cairo, Egypt, February 18, 2024. (Reuters)

Cairo Citadel Opens Another Wing to Public to Attract More Visitors

Cairo's citadel, one of the Egyptian capital's most prominent landmarks, opened another wing housing two semi-circular towers to the public on Sunday, to…

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Saudi Ministry of Culture, Britain's Science Museum Sign Executive Program

Saudi Assistant Minister of Culture Rakan bin Ibrahim Al-Tawq and Britain's Science Museum Group Director and Chief Executive Ian Blatchford signed a deal to…

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Culture The exhibition runs until May 20. SPA

Saudi Museums Commission Opens ‘In the Night’ Exhibition in Diriyah

The Museums Commission has opened the 'In the Night' exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Diriyah's Jax District. The exhibition, which runs…

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Culture Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan met on Thursday with British Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Lucy Frazer. SPA

Saudi Arabia, UK Discuss Cultural Cooperation

Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, on an official visit to the United Kingdom, met on Thursday with British Secretary of State for…

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Saudi Ambassador Inaugurates New Headquarters for Cultural Attaché in Rabat

Saudi Ambassador to Morocco Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Al-Saleh has inaugurated the new headquarters of the Saudi Cultural Attaché in Rabat, in the presence of…

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Culture  A woman looks at paintings, 'Portrait of a Man with a Skull' and 'Portrait of a Woman' during a press preview of the exhibition about the Haarlem master Frans Hals in the Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam on February 13, 2024. (AFP)

After Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch Master Frans Hals Gets a Major Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum

In the early 17th century, laughter was almost never captured on a painter's canvas. Frans Hals changed that. “He was not a sober painter,” said…

Culture A local resident walks past a destroyed car in the courtyard of a residential building damaged following a drone attack in Odesa on January 17, 2024. (AFP)

UN Agency: Ukraine Needs Nearly $9 Billion to Rebuild Its Cultural Sites and Tourism Industry

Ukraine will need nearly $9 billion over the next decade to rebuild its cultural sites and tourism industry following Russia's invasion and war, the United…

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Saudi Film Commission Participates in 74th Berlin International Film Festival

The Saudi Film Commission is participating in the 74th Berlin International Film Festival scheduled to be held from February 15 to 25 in Berlin. The commission…

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Culture The Heritage Commission has announced its most prominent discovery in the archaeological site of Jurash in Saudi Arabia's Asir region. SPA

Saudi Heritage Commission Announces New Archaeological Discoveries in Jurash

The Saudi Heritage Commission has announced its most prominent discovery in the archaeological site of Jurash, Asir region, the result of strenuous excavations…

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Culture A depiction from the inside of the tomb (Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities)

Egypt Opens Tomb of Amun Scribe in Luxor

Egypt has opened the tomb of Neferhotep, known as the ‘scribe of Amun’ in the Al-Khokha area on Luxor’s West Bank. Sunday’s opening followed a 25-year…

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Saudi Culture Ministry, King Saud University Launch Kingdom’s First College of Arts

The Ministry of Culture, in a strategic partnership with King Saud University in Riyadh, inaugurated the College of Arts at the university, marking the first…

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Culture The Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs visited the Hira Cultural District in Makkah. SPA

Gambian Foreign Minister Visits Hira Cultural District in Makkah

Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, and Gambians Abroad Dr. Mamadou Tangara and his accompanying delegation have visited the Hira…

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Culture The third annual AlUla Arts Festival will take place across 22 days in the stunning landscape of the ancient oasis of AlUla.

AlUla Arts Festival Kicks Off With Participation of International Artists

The third annual AlUla Arts Festival, under its new banner of Art Unframed, with an expansive program of events, exhibitions, and creative initiatives, will…

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Culture A general view of artifacts returned by the Fowler Museum of UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, Ghana, on February 8, 2024.  (Photo by Nipah Dennis / AFP)

Ghana Artifacts, Looted 150 Years Ago by British Forces, Returned by US Museum

Seven royal artifacts looted 150 years ago by British colonial forces from Ghana’s ancient Asante kingdom and kept by a United States museum have been returned…

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Culture This photograph taken on January 20, 2024 shows Silver Pride Lion Dance Troupe elderly lion dancer Tan Sung Ming in a wheelchair performing at the Fei Yue Active Ageing Center in Singapore. (AFP)

‘Silver Pride’: Singapore Launches Elderly Lion Dance Troupe

The colorful lion blinks and bobs up and down to the beat of a drum, appearing like any other traditional Lunar New Year performance with one difference -- it…

Culture Saudi Red Sea Authority, Heritage Commission Sign MoU to Cooperate in Areas of Common Jurisdiction

Saudi Red Sea Authority, Heritage Commission Sign MoU to Cooperate in Areas of Common Jurisdiction

The Saudi Red Sea Authority (SRSA), the key enabler and official regulator of coastal tourism in the Kingdom’s Red Sea, signed a Memorandum of Understanding …