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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.

Italy is a 'superpower' in culture, beauty, design: Alfano

Italy is a 'superpower' in culture, beauty, design: Alfano

Italy is a "superpower in culture and beauty," thanks to its prowess in design, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Angelino Alfano said in Doha on Thursday.

Culture minister hosts UK parliamentarians at MIA

Culture minister hosts UK parliamentarians at MIA

They discussed ways to strengthen cultural co-operation between Qatar and the UK, and to activate the role of museums in this regard.

Tours give visitors chance to see Souq Waqif’s ‘hidden gems’

Tours give visitors chance to see Souq Waqif’s ‘hidden gems’

Qataris served as guides for the tours, categorised for men, women and families, taking participants to “an authentic and culture-filled” stroll to explore Souq Waqif.