Palestine

Separation wall murals: Art or occupation tourism?

Palestinians take action against graffiti wall tourism blamed for turning occupation realities into tourist recreation.

Palestinians hit back at graffiti tourists

Saudi Arabia

Mystery Salvator Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince: report

Record-breaking art purchase of famous Christ portrait for $450bn was made by Prince Salman's 'friend and associate'.

Mystery Salvator Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince: report

My Tunisia

Mohsen Lihidheb: Rubbish Artist of Zarzis

One Tunisian preserves rubbish from local beaches to raise awareness about the environment and the plight of refugees.

Nigeria

Boko Haram and beauty among themes at Lagos art fair

Artists from more than 60 African countries flock to Nigerian city and explore subjects from Boko Haram to beauty.

Art X Lagos: Dozens exhibit work rooted in reality

Witness

Minister of Garbage: From Rubbish to Art in Kinshasa

A Congolese artist inspires young and old to reflect on the future of Africa through his artwork.

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