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On a Damascus rooftop, tinting silk a fading craft

On a Damascus rooftop, tinting silk a fading craft

On a rooftop in Syria's capital, Mohammad al-Rihawi plunges silk threads into emerald green dye, preparing it to be woven into the city's famed brocade. 

Slovenia, a land with beekeeping in its genes

Slovenia, a land with beekeeping in its genes

It was a Slovene who wrote the world's first modern beekeeping manual.

Riding to happiness

Riding to happiness

A couple of months ago, Nadra al Amri became the first Omani woman to obtain the UKCC certification (an international framework of sports coaching) to teach horse riding.  

Food & Fasting

Food & Fasting

Ramadan fasting has spiritual, physical, psychological and social benefits.

Films in the running for the top prize at Cannes

Films in the running for the top prize at Cannes

From an African-American detective infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan to Kurdish female fighters battling jihadists, here are the movies that will compete for the top Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes film festival which starts Tuesday:

Cannes golden couple Bardem and Cruz return to open festival

Cannes golden couple Bardem and Cruz return to open festival

It was where Javier Bardem memorably declared his love for Penelope Cruz in 2010 -- now the golden couple of Spanish cinema will open this year's Cannes film festival together on Tuesday.

E-commerce purchases surge by 78 per cent across Middle East and North Africa: Study

E-commerce purchases surge by 78 per cent across Middle East and North Africa: Study

Every year during Ramadan, people connect with faith, family and friends. In building community and bringing the world closer together, Facebook is where people share their Ramadan experiences around common passions and goals.

Firdous- A Curated Collective

Firdous- A Curated Collective

Firdous, is Paradise in Arabic. That’s what Oman has come to be in all our hearts and lives. We all experience a slice of paradise by living in this peaceful, scenic country, with gentle and generous people.