Calligrapher pens Quran in complex Arabic Diwani font

BEIRUT, June 26 — A Lebanese calligrapher has completed a two-year project to hand write a copy of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, in the rarely-used and delicate Arabic-language Diwani...

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Thousands throng POPULAR book fair on second day of Raya

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 —A book fair organised by Popular Book Co (M) Sdn Bhd (POPULAR) and themed ’Read More Malaysia... Embrace the World’ has attracted a large number of book lovers,...

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Hogwarts, horcruxes and hippogriffs: Harry Potter turns 20

LONDON, June 26 — Harry Potter turns 20 today when muggle readers in gowns and glasses from Indonesia to Uruguay will celebrate the birth of a global publishing phenomenon in 1997. Harry...

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JK Rowling: Creator of magic who dazzled the world

LONDON, June 25 — The creator of a wizarding empire which has dazzled the world, JK Rowling struggled through hardship to become an unrivalled children’s author with a global...

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Harry Potter turns 20: Business empire with humble start

LONDON, June 25 — After years of rejection letters, British author JK Rowling finally published the first volume of the Harry Potter saga 20 years ago, on June 26, 1997. Harry Potter and...

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