Arts & Culture

Joy Harjo becomes first Native American US poet laureate

Author of poetry collections The Woman Who Fell From the Sky and In Mad Love and War wins prestigious position.

Joy Harjo becomes first Native American US poet laureate

Arts & Culture

Father's Day: Who celebrates today, and why

Father's Day is a celebration observed worldwide, but where did it start? Here is the story.

Father's Day: Who celebrates today, and why


Notre Dame holds first mass since Paris fire

Priests conduct the service in a side chapel of the damaged cathedral, unaffected by fire though structure is 'fragile'.

Arts & Culture

First Palestinian museum in Washington, DC, opens

Museum of the Palestinian People will exhibit artwork, cultural documentation from Palestinian contributors worldwide.

First Palestinian museum in Washington, DC, opens


UK exhibit displays refugee artists' dangerous journey to Europe

'Sink Without Trace' aims to fund Alarm Phone, a telephone hotline for migrants in distress at sea.


'In my plays, I never use the word migrant'

Directors, actors and migrants raise awareness and empathy on Italian island that has witnessed several boat disasters.

Sicily's theatre scene shines spotlight on refugee tragedies

AJ Impact

Missing Salvator Mundi 'turns up on MBS yacht'

The $450m painting is being kept on Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's private yacht, Artnet reports.

Missing 'Da Vinci' masterpiece turns up on MBS yacht: Report

Asia Pacific

Reviving a dying language on South Korea's Jeju island

Community tries to keep ancient dialect alive as population shrinks and ages.

Latin America

Quebrantos: Art tribute to Colombia's murdered community leaders

One of the most influential Latin American artists has created a major installation mourning murdered community leaders.


Ghana's churches part of noise pollution problem

Residents in Ghana take matter to court as noise from growing number of churches becomes intolerable.

Middle East

Saving Babylon: Archaeologists appeal for support to save sites

Iraqi archaeologists say more money is needed to preserve dozens of ancient sites in Babylon.


The importance of astrology in Thai culture

During the recent coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, royal astrologists inscribed the king's official titles and a horoscope for his reign on a golden tablet.

Middle East

Qatar arts: Major new projects despite blockade

Ambitious new art and cultural projects are opening as Qatar gears up for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Arts & Culture

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2019

Eid al-Fitr means 'festival of breaking the fast' and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr 2019: Muslims around the world celebrate

Arts & Culture

Missing wonder of medieval world found in family drawer

Viking-era artefact missing for almost 200 years to be sold next month after decades tucked away in Scottish home.

Lost Lewis Chessman found, could fetch $1m at auction