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Ancient Golan rock art sheds light on mysterious culture

Ancient Golan rock art sheds light on mysterious culture

The chance discovery of lines carved into the boulders of an ancient tomb in what is now the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights could offer new insight into an enigmatic culture that thrived thousands of years ago. Between yellow weeds and shaded by eucalyptus trees, huge dark basalt boulders...

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Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup

Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday that they are pushing forward with plans for its 77th installment, which will include a slightly reduced number of films in the main competition...

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Concert to commemorate Syrian suffering, musical history

Concert to commemorate Syrian suffering, musical history

Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing Sunday in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy, but the coronavirus pandemic blocked others from arriving directly from Syria. The concert Sunday...

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Top Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies from COVID-19

Top Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies from COVID-19

Famed Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy died on Sunday after contracting the COVID-19 disease, the actors union said. She was 81. "Ragaa al-Geddawy passed away this morning due to COVID-19," union head Ashraf Zaki told AFP. "No public funeral was arranged for health reasons." Geddawy...

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