UNESCO is ready to send experts to Mali to assess damage to cultural treasures in the troubled north as soon as security conditions allow.
Lying face down in deep snow, naked, in bone chilling sub-zero weather is enough to make anyone think twice.
Kosovo's culture minister on Friday said Germany had returned seven millennia-old artefacts that were smuggled out during the 1998-1999 war with Serbia and were unexpectedly found in a German police raid.
5.4 billion tenge ($36 million) were spent to hold the Year of Culture events in 2012 in Almaty.
"They are not Muslims, they are bandits!" raged Mohamed Elher Ag Abba, whose house flanks a famed archive in Timbuktu where retreating Islamists burnt priceless ancient books and manuscripts before fleeing.
Known mainly for its steelworks, the gritty industrial hub of Kosice in east Slovakia is hard at work reforging itself as a centre of creativity and the arts as it enters 2013 with the tag "European Capital of Culture".
Lithuania on Sunday launched a new campaign for European students that reveals the once rich Jewish culture in the Baltic state and its tragic end during the Holocaust.
Seven top performing artists from around the world were honored late Sunday at Washington's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for their lifetime contribution to American culture.
South Korea has awarded one of its highest cultural honours to the rapper Psy for taking the world by storm with his "Gangnam Style" hit.
For half a century a single precious copy of a textbook kept the language of Myanmar's Shan people alive for students, forced to learn in the shadows under a repressive junta.
Guatemala's Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said a Beijing court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the internationally acclaimed artist against a $2.4 million fine for tax evasion that he calls politically motivated.
In 5-10 years we will have no cellists, violists, harpists: Majilis deputy.
Nearly a decade after Saddam Hussein's statue was pulled down in an iconic moment seen globally, Baghdad will finally replace it with new artwork to mark its selection as the 2013 Arab Capital of Culture.
Days of Culture of Azerbaijan will be held in Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan, on June 7-9.
A festival of Israeli films will be held in Almaty on July 1-4.
After the concert Dariga Nazarbayeva met with the mayor of Saint-Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko.
Timur Bekmambetov’s Festival of Action Films Astana announced a contest of Kazakhstan superheros.
New 1000-seat concert hall will be constructed in Alatau district of Almaty.
A new Opera and Ballet theater that is under construction in Astana now will be put into service by the end of 2012.
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