Overseas tip led FBI to recover stolen art worth up to $24 million

Recovered paintings are pictured during a news conference at FBI Headquarters in Los Angeles, California December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
20 Dec 2014
An overseas tip investigators received six years after one of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles led to the return of nine stolen paintings, including works by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera, collectively worth as much as $24 million,...

Goethe Institut to hold training workshop for amateur photographers

19 Dec 2014
The Goethe Institut and the Infinity Group are holding a training workshop for amateur photographers on Sunday. Photographers will be trained on the different types of cameras, how to open the lens, how to focus on pictures and how to...

Hamza Namira’s album scores six million views on YouTube

Singer Hamza Namira
18 Dec 2014
Hamza Namira’s recently launched album "Esmaani" [Listen to Me] scored more than six million views on YouTube, whos popularity has been attributed in part to powerful political and societal messages.   Egypt’s...

Amr Diab fans celebrate

15 Dec 2014
Fans of Amr Diab celebrated on Facebook his winning of four music awards in Monaco. He won best Egyptian artist, best Arab artist, best-selling album for his album “Tonight,” and most online votes for the best Arab singer....

Canadians dance to double gold at GP final

 AFP | Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje perfom during the pairs Free Ice Dance at the ISU Grand Prix of figure skating Final 2014 in the Barcelona International Convention Centre, on December 13, 2014
14 Dec 2014
Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje danced their way to Canada's second gold of the night at the ISU Grand Prix of figure skating final on Saturday. The world silver medallists claimed their first Grand Prix ice dancing title after Meagan...

Litvak Jewish art gets first global show after almost a century

1 OF 2. Embassy intern Leva Andrukaityte poses with the artworks 'Man on a Bull' (L) and 'Odalisque of the Grand Canal' by artist Theo Tobiasse, at the Embassy of Lithuania in London December 8, 2014.
09 Dec 2014
Scenes from Jerusalem and 1920s Paris are among the rare works showcasing Lithuania's Jewish artists from the last century that are going on show as a collection abroad for the first time. Lithuania, whose borders before World War 1...

Veteran musicians vie for world Grammys

© AFP/File | Anoushka Shankar performs during a musical concert held at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore, India on February 7, 2012
06 Dec 2014
Sitarist Anoushka Shankar, Brazilian bossa nova legend Sergio Mendes and Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo were nominated Friday for the world music Grammy as the category was dominated by veteran artists. Also nominated for Best World Music...

Beit al-Sanary to hold “Day in love of Palestine”

Beit al-Sanary
03 Dec 2014
  Beit Al-Sanary will hold on 11 December, in collaboration with the General Union of Palestinian Women, an open day entitled “Day in love of Palestine”   Many events will be held starting 5 PM. An exhibition for...

Is Mona Lisa inscrutably Chinese? Italian's theory raises eyebrows

AFP/File | A copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" painting attributed to Ambroise Dubois at an exhibition in Taipei on December 12, 2013
03 Dec 2014
An Italian historian's theory that Mona Lisa might be a Chinese slave and Leonardo da Vinci's mother -- making the 15th-century polymath half-Chinese -- sent online commentators into a frenzy Wednesday. Angelo Paratico, a Hong Kong...

University professor builds temple for worshiping the sun

02 Dec 2014
In Monday’s episode of his “10 pm” program, Wael al-Ibrashi covered the story of Radwan Allam, a professor of the University of Tokyo who built a temple in the city of Al-Kanater that he called Hathour Land, which...