She was a fearless trailblazer who spurned the comforts of Victorian England for a life of adventure and accomplishment, including extensive exploration through uncharted Arabia in the uneasy last days of the Ottoman Empire.
A formerly flourishing industry—bogged with censor's increasingly puerile whims, higher ticket prices, piracy, and state backlash after 2011—sees a resurgence spearheaded by Cairo's first alternative movie house Zawya ('angle').
The multiple threats to the Middle East’s historical monuments have prompted Saudi conservationist, Rana al-Kadi, to push for the preservation of Islamic heritage in the region. Article by Drew Brammer.
Director Jamal al-Moosawai wanted the new National Museum of Oman to be a space that grows and expands with its knowledge base, and is in tune with ongoing archaeological discoveries in the Arab country.