BUSINESS | Dior’s Solution To The Plastic-Waste Crisis Is A Gold-Painted Straw Made Of Hand-Blown Glass – And A 6-Pack Of Them Will Set You Back $146

This summer has been no shortage of luxury fashion brands announce new efforts to combat the reckless pollution wrought by the industry, which accounts for a good portion of the world’s textile waste and water contamination. But Dior is extending these efforts beyond the clothes it makes and into another space altogether: reusable straws. On … Continue reading BUSINESS | Dior’s Solution To The Plastic-Waste Crisis Is A Gold-Painted Straw Made Of Hand-Blown Glass – And A 6-Pack Of Them Will Set You Back $146

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ARTS | Myanmar’s Temple City Bagan Awarded UNESCO World Heritage

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Began as a World Heritage Site on Saturday, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing. The decision recognizes the importance of the central Myanmar site – which includes more than 3,500 stupas, temples, monasteries and … Continue reading ARTS | Myanmar’s Temple City Bagan Awarded UNESCO World Heritage

ARTS | Ancient Iraqi City Of Babylon Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century B.C., was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday, after a vote that followed decades of lobbying by Iraq. It was a metropolis in ancient Mesopotamia that became one of the most important sited in … Continue reading ARTS | Ancient Iraqi City Of Babylon Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

KSA | Saudi Minister, Tokyo Gubernator Discuss Opportunities

Tokyo, Japan, June 01, 2019 - Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Saudi Minister of Culture and Governor of Royal Commission for AL-Ula Governorate, met in Tokyo on Monday with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. During the meeting, they discussed opportunities for cultural exchanges between the Kingdom and Japan, … Continue reading KSA | Saudi Minister, Tokyo Gubernator Discuss Opportunities

KSA | Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Orders Multi-Million Dollar Restoration Of Historical Buildings In Jeddah

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has ordered the restoration of 56 buildings of historic important in Jeddah, the first stage of which will be worth SAR50 million ($13.3 million), Saudi Press Agency has reported. The buildings have “rich architectural elements” and are an important part of Jeddah’s historical heritage, … Continue reading KSA | Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Orders Multi-Million Dollar Restoration Of Historical Buildings In Jeddah

UAE | Sharjah Islamic Botanical Garden Includes Plants Mentioned In The Holy Quran and Sunnah

The Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) opened the world’s first Islamic garden five years ago at Sharjah Desert Park. The Islamic Botanical Garden commemorates the occasion when Sharjah was named the Capital of Islamic Culture in 2014. It is a distinctive addition to Sharjah’s tourism sector and schools visit the garden so that students … Continue reading UAE | Sharjah Islamic Botanical Garden Includes Plants Mentioned In The Holy Quran and Sunnah

Middle East| Sharjah to be crowned UNESCO World Book Capital for 2019 during “100 Nights: The Last Chapter”

Sharjah will be crowned official as the UNESCO World Book Capital for the year 2019 during’ 1001 Night: The Last Chapter”, the first-of-its-kind in the region production that is set to take place at Al Majaz Amphitheatre from 23rd to 27th April. The international artistes, who have extensive experience of performing in iconic entertainment show … Continue reading Middle East| Sharjah to be crowned UNESCO World Book Capital for 2019 during “100 Nights: The Last Chapter”