Culture & Society


Iraqi Kurdistan's young sportsmen put on gloves

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017 | Adam Lucente, Contributor

Fighters from all over Iraq and Lebanon compete in the first mixed martial arts tournament in Erbil.

Ancient Syrian mosaics crumble under weight of war

Friday, Sep. 15, 2017 | Asaad Hanna, Contributor

The war in Syria has destroyed many of its ancient mosaics and threatens the craft of making them.

Turkey nominates Korean War story for Oscar

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 | Metin Gurcan, Columnist

"Ayla: The Daughter of War," the story of a Turkish soldier who saves a Korean orphan during the Korean War, is Turkey’s candidate for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film.

Season of culture unites Jerusalem

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 | Debra Kamin, Contributor

Jerusalem Season of Culture includes artistic installations across city rooftops and an all-night dance party that combines Jewish soul music with Arabic liturgy.

Naguib Mahfouz to finally get his Palace of Desire

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017 | Ahmed Fouad, Contributor

Despite repeated promises, the Egyptian government has postponed the opening of a museum honoring the Nobel laureate — until now.

Gaza's old Turkish Delight factory sticks to tradition

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017 | Amjad Arafat, Contributor

Mohammed Sawan’s century-old factory in the Gaza Strip continues to make lokum, also known as Turkish delight, according to a traditional recipy that is popular during holidays.

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