Past masters: Saving Afghanistan’s artisans from extinction

KABUL, Aug 21 — Ceramics, carpentry, calligraphy and gem cutting: centuries of Afghan craftmanship honed on the ancient Silk Road are being preserved in Kabul, a rare success story for an aid...

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Modernity meets Noh theatre in ‘The Italian Restaurant’

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 21 — It is a story of a meeting between a man and a woman in a restaurant but as the story evolves, we find out that the main character died in a fire that had razed the...

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Ukraine war traps care home, clinic residents on front line

NOVOMYKHAYLIVKA (Ukraine), Aug 21 — Tamara Makarovna spends her afternoons sitting in a dilapidated armchair upstairs in her care home, watching an old TV set and talking to her...

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The beauty influencers making waves this fall

NEW YORK, Aug 21 — All the biggest makeup brands are succumbing one by one to the temptation of collaborating with the hottest online beauty influencers to boost their star count, and August...

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UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch

ABU DHABI, Aug 21 — At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab...

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