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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. ©REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
UNESCO ready to send mission to Mali soon

UNESCO is ready to send experts to Mali to assess damage to cultural treasures in the troubled north as soon as security conditions allow.

UNESCO ready to send mission to Mali soon
The steamy art of Latvia's ritual saunas
The steamy art of Latvia's ritual saunas

Lying face down in deep snow, naked, in bone chilling sub-zero weather is enough to make anyone think twice.

The steamy art of Latvia's ritual saunas
Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo
Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo

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.

Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo
Akhmetzhan Yessimov. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Yessimov voices expenses of Year of Culture in Almaty

5.4 billion tenge ($36 million) were spent to hold the Year of Culture events in 2012 in Almaty.

Yessimov voices expenses of Year of Culture in Almaty
Rage in Timbuktu over priceless destroyed manuscripts
Rage in Timbuktu over priceless destroyed manuscripts

"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.

Rage in Timbuktu over priceless destroyed manuscripts
Slovakia's steel hub Kosice dusts off its creative side
Slovakia's steel hub Kosice dusts off its creative side

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".

Slovakia's steel hub Kosice dusts off its creative side
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EU youth discover Jewish heritage in Lithuania

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.

EU youth discover Jewish heritage in Lithuania
Seven cultural giants honored at Kennedy Center
Seven cultural giants honored at Kennedy Center

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.

Seven cultural giants honored at Kennedy Center
S. Korea decorates Psy for 'Gangnam Style' success
S. Korea decorates Psy for 'Gangnam Style' success

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.

S. Korea decorates Psy for 'Gangnam Style' success
Myanmar minorities fight to save mother tongue
Myanmar minorities fight to save mother tongue

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.

Myanmar minorities fight to save mother tongue
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Maya demand an end to doomsday myth

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.

Maya demand an end to doomsday myth
Ai Weiwei says China court rejects tax appeal
Ai Weiwei says China court rejects tax appeal

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.

Ai Weiwei says China court rejects tax appeal
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MP Issimbayeva voices concerns over Kazakhstan's classic music

In 5-10 years we will have no cellists, violists, harpists: Majilis deputy.

MP Issimbayeva voices concerns over Kazakhstan's classic music
Decade on, Iraq to replace iconic Saddam statue
Decade on, Iraq to replace iconic Saddam statue

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.

Decade on, Iraq to replace iconic Saddam statue
Azerbaijan national flag. Photo courtesy of loridunnpc.blogspot.com
Days of Azerbaijan Culture to be held in Kazakhstan

Days of Culture of Azerbaijan will be held in Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan, on June 7-9.

Days of Azerbaijan Culture to be held in Kazakhstan
"The Band's Visit" film Frame. Photo courtesy of the organizers of the Festival
Israeli Film Festival to be held in Almaty

A festival of Israeli films will be held in Almaty on July 1-4.

Israeli Film Festival to be held in Almaty
Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo courtesy of www.gov.spb.ru
Dariga Nazarbayeva gave a concert in Yussupov Palace in Saint-Petersburg

After the concert Dariga Nazarbayeva met with the mayor of Saint-Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko.

Dariga Nazarbayeva gave a concert in Yussupov Palace in Saint-Petersburg
Astana Festival of Action Films. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Kazakhstan is looking for a superhero

Timur Bekmambetov’s Festival of Action Films Astana announced a contest of Kazakhstan superheros.

Kazakhstan is looking for a superhero
A concert hall. ©RIA Novosti
New 1000-seat concert hall will be constructed in Almaty

New 1000-seat concert hall will be constructed in Alatau district of Almaty.

New 1000-seat concert hall will be constructed in Almaty
The fututre theater building in Astana. ©Danial Okassov
New Opera and Ballet theater to be constructed by the end of 2012 in Astana

A new Opera and Ballet theater that is under construction in Astana now will be put into service by the end of 2012.

New Opera and Ballet theater to be constructed by the end of 2012 in Astana