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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).

PM inaugurates hunting and falcons show at Katara

PM inaugurates hunting and falcons show at Katara

HE Sheikh Abdullah toured the exhibition that is spread across different pavilions of participating companies displaying products and accessories related to hunting and falconry hobby.

Falcons exhibition at Katara attracts 150 participants

Falcons exhibition at Katara attracts 150 participants

The exhibition will also offer daily lectures on falconry and breeding falcons, delivered by experts in the field.

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.

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.

Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

An 18th-century Chinese vase forgotten for decades in a shoe box in a French attic sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at Sotheby's in Paris on Tuesday -- more than 30 times the estimate.

Qatar Museums explores the vanishing heritage of Syria

Qatar Museums explores the vanishing heritage of Syria

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha will present a major exhibition entitled Syria Matters opening on November 23, 2018 as part of the 10-year anniversary celebrations ...

QNL plans major events ahead of official opening

QNL plans major events ahead of official opening

Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), will celebrate its official opening in April with two weeks of events to mark the occasion.

Elite auction marks Halal Qatar Festival opening

Elite auction marks Halal Qatar Festival opening

The inauguration of the nine-day festival, expected to attract a large number of people due to its wide range of unique offerings this year, was led by Katara general manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti.

India's top court demands answers on Taj Mahal protection efforts

India's top court demands answers on Taj Mahal protection efforts

India's top court demanded a detailed plan for the future of the Taj Mahal on Thursday, warning the state government's ‘ad hoc’ approach jeopardised the centuries-old monument to love.

Qatar Foundation celebrates local culture and heritage

Qatar Foundation celebrates local culture and heritage

The day-long event, held at QF’s Ceremonial Court and Green Spine area in Education City, provided the public with an insight into local traditions and values.

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed ...