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Protests greet world's biggest statue in remote corner of India

Protests greet world's biggest statue in remote corner of India

Angry local communities have warned India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stay away from the inauguration on Wednesday of the world's biggest statue, a 182 metre (600 feet) high tribute to an independence hero.

Newly-installed art piece at HIA reflects Qatar’s heritage and culture

Newly-installed art piece at HIA reflects Qatar’s heritage and culture

Cosmos, a one-of-its-kind public art piece by internationally-acclaimed contemporary French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, does not go unnoticed by a multicultural audience at Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Popular Thai band VieTrio enthrals audience at Katara

Popular Thai band VieTrio enthrals audience at Katara

VieTrio started the show with their classical debut ‘Miracle’ followed by a series of King Adulyadej’s compositions – Love in Spring, Echo and Still On My Mind.

British Museum to return looted antiquities to Iraq

British Museum to return looted antiquities to Iraq

The British Museum said Thursday it is returning to Iraq a collection of 5,000-year-old looted antiquities seized from a London dealer shortly after the US-led invasion in 2003.

Mall of Qatar showcases the vibrancy of Indian culture

Mall of Qatar showcases the vibrancy of Indian culture

The production, combining music, dance, costumes and props, features the authentic Punjabi and Lezim Folk Dance with 20 professional artists.

Qatari food and culture to be highlighted at Russian music fest

Qatari food and culture to be highlighted at Russian music fest

This comes as part of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture, which offers exhibitions, concerts, heritage events and festivals aimed at further strengthening relations between the two countries.

FIFA official Samoura praises Majlis Qatar

FIFA official Samoura praises Majlis Qatar

Fatma Samoura said on the sidelines of her visit to Majlis Qatar in Moscow that the tour gave her an idea of what to expect after four years at Qatar World Cup.

That's butter! The Indian ads punning for half a century

That's butter! The Indian ads punning for half a century

Cartoons featuring everything from a pink and round-faced Donald Trump to cricket and Bollywood have been delighting Indians for half a century with pun-filled takes on the world's biggest news stories.

Cambodia earns Guinness Record for longest woven scarf

Cambodia earns Guinness Record for longest woven scarf

Cambodia won a place in the Guinness book of World Records Sunday for a 1,100-metre (3,600-foot) long version of the country's popular krama scarf.

Ritual sacrifice draws crowds to Indonesia volcano

Ritual sacrifice draws crowds to Indonesia volcano

Thousands of locals and tourists climbed Mount Bromo early Sunday for a lavish religious ceremony that involves throwing ritual offerings into the smouldering crater of an active volcano in Indonesia's tribal hinterlands.

Mumbai's Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings win UNESCO status

Mumbai's Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings win UNESCO status

Mumbai's Art Deco buildings -- believed to be the world's second largest collection after Miami -- were added on Saturday to UNESCO's World Heritage List alongside the city's better-known Victorian Gothic architecture.

New space program to observe mysterious flashlights in space

New space program to observe mysterious flashlights in space

The European Space Agency announced the launch of a new Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) to monitor the strange electrical phenomena that occur in thunderstorms by installing surveillance cameras and x-ray detectors.