United Kingdom

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for works including Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, wins prestigious prize.

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Pakistan

Why I made a feminist western film in Pakistan

Director turned the story of a gun-toting woman embroiled in a land dispute into a film picked for the Oscar race.

Sarmad Masud on feminism, My Pure Land, and Pakistan

Witness

Fairy Tales: The Fashion Misfit of China

Overnight fame comes with a price for an unlikely fashion designer in China who thinks she is the next Coco Chanel.

Opinion

In memory of Abdulhussain Abdulredha

The popular Kuwaiti actor, director, playwright and producer left a legacy of laughter, unity and defiance.

Alaa Shehabi

by Alaa Shehabi

Alaa Shehabi

Opinion

Abstracting the savaged body of Emmett Till

Dana Schutz's painting Open Casket raises many questions about depiction of racial violence in contemporary US society.

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

Opinion

The work of art in the age of crude capitalism

On the rise and fall and reinvention of filmmakers in contemporary cinema.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Middle East

Hassan Fathy: Egypt's architect of the poor

Fathy believed architecture was for the people. He designed houses to meet the needs of the families living in them.

Hassan Fathy: Egypt's architect of the poor

Arts & Culture

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott dies at 87 in St Lucia

Winner of 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature dies at his house in Caribbean island of St Lucia after long illness.

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott dies at 87 in St Lucia

Opinion

The Walled Off Hotel: The struggle for decolonisation

Banksy's new installation hotel in Bethlehem is a powerful anticolonial statement about the Zionist colonial project.

Jamil Khader

by Jamil Khader

Jamil Khader

Jordan

Street art in Jordan: 'The world is their gallery'

Graffiti artist Suhaib Attar says his goal is to brighten up Amman and help people think outside the box.

Street art in Jordan: 'The world is their gallery'

Racism

London gallery faces protest over far-right ties

Anti-fascist activists accuse curator of far-right sympathies after exhibition of works by white supremacists.

London gallery LD50 courts anger with far-right ties

Muslim Ban

Syrian artist vows never to seek US visa under Trump

Syrian Khaled Akil, whose work is being exhibited in California, joins artists protesting discriminatory travel ban.

Artist Khaled Akil vows not to seek US visa under Trump

rebel education

After School: Where Art Meets Technology

Armenian students explore the intersection between art and technology to develop skills not taught in other classrooms.

Opinion

When nations fall their artists rise

Exploring five decades of Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi's works.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Reporter's Notebook

Exhibition highlights globalisation of emojis

New York art museum displays 176 original emojis seen as way of "bridging communication gaps" between different communities.