Cultures

The Latest: Images show residents sheltering from cyclone

May 24, 2018

Images circulated online from Yemen's Socotra island show soaking wet residents attempting to find shelter from Cyclone Mekunu, which pounded the area on its path toward Oman

Chicago City Council backs Obama Presidential Center plans

May 23, 2018

The Chicago City Council has given its backing to construction of the Obama Presidential Center in a park on the city's South Side

Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

May 20, 2018

Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at a museum in Philadelphia

Emirates hosts $2.7 million race for traditional dhow ships

May 14, 2018

The United Arab Emirates has hosted a $2.7 million traditional dhow racing event, which saw the wooden boats powered only on the wind race off the coast of Dubai

Cuban culture spotlighted by Kennedy Center festival

May 14, 2018

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is shining a spotlight on Cuba's rich cultural heritage at a time of heightened tensions.

Saudi military says troops arrive in Yemen's Socotra island

May 13, 2018

A Saudi military spokesman says that its troops have landed on Yemen's island of Socotra, listed by UNESCO as a world natural heritage site and the focus of a dispute between Yemen and its ally United Arab Emirates

Kennedy Center festival shines spotlight on Cuban culture

May 12, 2018

Renewed tensions between the U.S. and Cuba aren't stopping the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from shining a spotlight on Cuba's rich cultural heritage

Wisconsin lawmaker cites black culture in justifying rebuke

May 7, 2018

A black Wisconsin state senator says she used controversial language during an argument with a black Milwaukee bank teller because he wouldn't help her and had deferred her questions to his boss

United Arab Emirates denies Yemen overreach with more troops

May 7, 2018

UAE denies accusations of overreaching in Yemen after it deployed forces, took over airport on Socotra island

UAE deploys troops to Yemeni island, imperiling alliance

May 5, 2018

A senior Yemeni official says the alliance with UAE might be heading to an end after its forces were deployed to a Yemeni island, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, without prior consultation with the government

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