The third annual Culture Summit was held from 7 to 11 April in Abu Dhabi, gathering industry experts from 90 different counties. The main theme of this year’s event was the discussion of how technology could be a commanding force for the arts.
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is a project earmarked for the capital’s Saadiyat Island. The museum is being developed near the completed Louvre Abu Dhabi, as part of the emirate’s increased tourism marketing spend by $136 million over three years.
A car battery plant in the Belarusian city of Brest has fueled protests. Activists are warning about the impact of highly toxic lead.
Thousands of tons of discarded electrical goods end up in Ghana's capital Accra every year. The German development agency GIZ is helping with the recycling - in an effort to reduce the impact on workers' health at the waste dump.
Hackers today are capable of stealing your bank details in seconds by simply holding your debit card to their phone.
The UAE hosted its second annual Future Blockchain Summit, gathering together thousands of technology industry experts, government bodies and international companies.
Across Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, blockchain technology is helping the United Nations cut costs and combat corruption.
Oud has been a key ingredient of traditional Middle Eastern perfumes for thousands of years. The distinctive musky scent comes from the wood of the Indian and South American Agarwood tree.
In the souk of Dubai’s old Deira district lies the oldest tailoring shop in the UAE. National Tailors, is renowned for making kanduras, a traditional garment worn by men in the Gulf region.
The gentlemen’s fashion club, Mr. Erbil is revamping style and culture in the Kurdish region in the northern part of Iraq.
"Slash and burn" agriculture involves lighting fires to clear land. It's been practiced for generations in Belize. The method makes the soil more fertile for a short time, but it also releases huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Folkloric dance is an important part of Middle Eastern identity, but dancers in the United Arab Emirates are adding a modern twist to their performances. The Sima Dance Company has been established in Dubai since 2014 and merges cultural dances, l...
Sara Baras brought her show “Sombras” to the United Arab Emirates, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the founding of her company.
In Siberia there is growing hostility towards China: illegal loggers are destroying the region's forests and selling timber to China. Demonstrations are taking place in Omsk in protest at plans to build housing for some 3,000 Chinese workers.
In rural Kenya, many people are off the grid, cooking over open fires. A project to provide smallholder farmers with a biogas plant they feed with manure enables them to switch to methane, which burns cleanly.
A new Jordanian cartoon, Team Hero is unique in the region. Unlike other comics, one of the main protagonists, Waseem, is Autistic. The episodes educate children on diversity and inclusion.
Lit in Athens and brought to Abu Dhabi, the arrival of the Flame of Hope marked the start of the Special Olympic World Games in the United Arab Emirates. For the first time, the global sports event dedicated to people with intellectual disabilitie...
A boarding school in the state of Jodhpur is helping to empower child brides through education. Child marriages are common in India, despite being illegal. The school project is called Veerni, which means "woman of strength" or "heroine".
Making amends for environmental destruction. Colombian gas provider Promigas is funding conservation projects to compensate for the damage done by its pipelines. The beneficiary is the Los Colorados wildlife sanctuary in the north of Colombia.
The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity gathered top players in the marketing, advertising and communications industry in the UAE.
The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity hosted Steve Harvey this week in the UAE.
An exhibition in Dubai is transforming one of the world’s most valuable commodities into art.
An urban farming project is securing food sources for thousands of poor people in Quito - by providing access to gardens. Participants currently grow over 900 tons of produce for consumption and sale. The gardens are also good for the climate.
The European appetite for chicken begins and ends with the bird's breast. Other parts are chopped up, frozen and shipped abroad - often to Africa. Poultry imports subsidized by the EU are ruining the market for African farmers.
The Bavarian town of Altotting has long claimed to have the region's purest water. Nowadays many people think twice about consuming the water here. Studies have shown it's contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, which might cause cancer.
Juan Carlos Contreras Nobles is 16 years old and comes from the village of Sempegua in northern Colombia. He has a twin brother and three other brothers and sisters.
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Mohammad Naciri, a regional director for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, spoke to Euronews about the current state of the women’s rights cause amongst A...
Cyclists from across the world have come to compete in an unsupported ultra-cycling race taking place along Oman’s rugged terrain.
Grace Gambrill is 16. Her mother is from Thailand, and her father is half New Zealander, half Australian. She attends an international school in downtown Bangkok. Her favorite hobby is playing volleyball.
Golden monkeys are an endangered species. The animals' habitat is also being encroached on by a growing human population who go into the Volcanoes National Park to gather wood. An NGO aims to protect the forest - with energy-efficient stoves.
Five women from the Brazilian state of Pernambuco currently share a seat in the regional parliament. Only one of them physically occupies the seat, but they share all the work involved.
Best-selling author and life coach Tony Robbins, famous for helping people like President Clinton and Serena Williams in times of personal and professional crisis, came to the UAE to share his advice with an audience which included parliamentarians.
Ouzai, a once neglected neighbourhood near Beirut, is being transformed by passionate painters.
The Winter at Tantora Festival is bringing international music stars to perform at Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.
Helianti Hilman wants to provide indigenous farmers with a better livelihood. She sells products grown by a network of more than 50,000 smallholder farmers.
A natural cave filled with modern paintings and artwork installations is amongst Tunisia’s hidden cultural treasures.
The Al-Ula governorate in Saudi Arabia is an area packed with prehistoric sites and landmarks.
Ghana is the world's second largest cocoa exporter. But production has declined due to crop disease and extreme dry weather. An organization from the Netherlands is helping farmers to replace their old cocoa trees.
For centuries the Mixtec community in the state of Oaxaca has been farming agave plants. They now want to share their traditions with outsiders. The farmers have the support of Rutopia, a startup from Mexico City that promotes rural eco-tourism.
The 7th edition of World Government Summit was held in Dubai, gathering world leaders alongside experts in the sectors of technology, economy, environment and wellbeing.
UAE-based researchers are exploring how switching between languages affects the body and brain.
Following the defeat of the terror organization Islamic State, the families of thousands of dead militants are stranded in refugee camps in Iraq. They're shunned in the camps, and outcasts in the country.