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Libyan Embassy in London launches the first Libya Higher Education and Development Forum: A Vision of the Future

Wednesday, 16 April , 2014

A Press Conference took place yesterday Tuesday the 15th of April 2014 at the Libyan Embassy where the Cultural Attaché, Dr Abdelbasit Gadour, has announced the launch of the ‘Libya Higher Education and Development Forum: A Vision of the Future’ taking place on 5th – 6th of June 2014, London. This was in the presence

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Music on a mission: Japanese concert for cultural exchange

 

1393251368723610500A “Japanese Traditional Music Concert” was held at the Japanese Consul General’s residence last weekend in Jeddah. The show, organized by the Japanese Consulate in association with the Japan Foundation, was a treat for music aficionados, who felt the music took them on a journey of their beautiful country.
Matahiro Yamaguchi,

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Moonlit African migrants image wins World Press Photo

AFP

Saturday 15 February , 2014

A moonlit image of migrants trying to get mobile phone signals on a Djibouti beach on Friday won the World Press Photo of the Year award for US photographer John Stanmeyer.

A 19-member jury awarded the prestigious prize for the haunting photograph of African migrants holding phones up to the sky to capture a signal so

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El Seed: Calligraffiti is my passion

RIMA AL-MUKHTAR

Sunday 2 February , 2014

Tunisian street artist and calligrapher El Seed has been travelling around the world to draw on different walls across every continent. His work incorporates both calligraphy and graffiti where he sites different Arabic poets as inspiration for his work.
The 32-year-old artist has a Master’s Degree in business. “ I left the business world because

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Tomb of previously unknown pharaoh discovered

THE WASHINGOTN POST

Sunday 2 February , 2014

Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania announced this month that they have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh.
The Penn team, which has been excavating a site called Abydos in cooperation with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities since 1967, made a string of discoveries in the last months of 2013. One

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Italy displays rich trove of stolen art recovered by police

BY NAOMI O’LEARY, Reuters

Thursday, 23 January , 2014

ROME :

A treasure trove of stolen art, ancient ceramics and marble work hunted down by Italian police went on public display on Thursday in a sumptuous exhibition in the presidential palace in Rome.

The collection of artifacts, all retrieved in the past few years, includes oil paintings, gilt altarpieces, ancient vases and a series

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With her picturization of Egypt revolution, Jehane makes waves

BY THE WASHINGTON POST

Sunday 19 January 2014

On a recent afternoon, Jehane Noujaim apologized as she paused during an interview to check her cellphone. The director of “The Square,” an inside-out immersion into the Egyptian revolution, wanted to make sure her producer, Karim Amer, was going to be able to get back into the country — his country — to

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Bacon portrait of lover seen selling for $49 million at auction

BY JULIA FIORETTI,Reuters
Thursday, 16 January , 2014
LONDON :A celebrated portrait by Francis Bacon of his lover and muse George Dyer could raise up to 30 million pounds ($49 million) on auction in London next month, Christie’s said on Wednesday.

A Bacon triptych sold last year set an auction record of $142 million.

The “Portrait of George Dyer Talking” from 1966

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Behind the camera — the story of a wedding photographer

RIYADH: HAYAT ALI AHMED , Arab News
Published — Sunday 5 January 2014
Lights, camera, action! That’s the line Saudi international wedding photographer Tasneem Al-Sultan has chosen, a far cry from linguistics and literature she had pursued in her post-graduation degree days.
Having realized that pictures speak a lot more than words, she decided to get behind the camera, a childhood passion,
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How to make the brain control obesity — Part 2

MARIAM ALIREZA
Published — Wednesday 25 December 2013
Last week I spoke about the brain/bowel connection, and how both organs control appetite or lead to weight gain and obesity through certain hormones and neurotransmitters. I also discussed how balanced nutritious eating can correct the imbalances created by obesity and unhealthy diets. To achieve healthy weights and health balance, homeostasis, Dr. Daniel
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