Articles from April 2017

One man’s epic quest to recover a stolen painting by ‘Iraq’s Picasso’

_MG_0177

The president of the Iraqi Artist’s Society is on a mission to return a painting by Faeq Hassan—who he calls “Iraq’s Picasso”—to the Iraqi state. Continue reading

Category: Travelog

SAUDI ARABIA: Migrant worker amnesty success

thumb

At least one million migrant workers are expected to leave Saudi Arabia under its amnesty campaign,  currently underway, according to officials. The three-month campaign allows those overstaying in Saudi without the right visas and documents to leave the country without … Continue reading

Category: News and Views, Regional

Moving the Earth

THUMBNAIL Bahrain, Archaeologist c.Richard Duebel

By Sylvia Smith   The title of the international conference might not be one to get the pulse racing. In fact Islamic Archaeology in Global Perspective could have been the cure for insomnia except for a clutch of excellent speakers. … Continue reading

Category: Mosaic, Travelog