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Jordanian ballet dancer Rabee Shrouf, practices in a dance studio in Amman

Male Ballet Dancer Hopes to Break Stereotypes in Jordan

By Bushra Shakhshir AMMAN (Reuters)  When Rabee Shrouf put on his first pair of ballet shoes two years ago, he knew he had found his calling....
A model displays the Richard Mille RM011 watch during Sotheby's auction in Dubai

Sotheby’s Holds Its First Auction for Watches in The Middle East

DUBAI (Reuters)  Sotheby's held its first auction for watches in Dubai on Monday, fetching a total of $2.6 million with 121 lots "This region has been...
A man wearing a sleeveless shirt with the Superman logo walks along a street in Beirut, Lebanon

‘I Had Suicidal Thoughts’: Gay Lebanese Speak Out against Conversion Therapy

By Heba Kanso BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Doctors in Lebanon warned about the dangers of gay conversion therapy on Thursday, saying homosexuality is not a disease...
A car drives past a graffiti in the street of Mosul

Artists Emerge from Ruins of Mosul to Reclaim Iraqi City’s Cultural...

By Raya Jalabi MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters)  The first thing musician Fadhel al-Badri did when Mosul was liberated from Islamic State last year was breathe a sigh...
A grape picker harvests grapes in a farm at Taanayel Monastery, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

Lebanon Wines Bring Villages Back to Life and Emigrants Home

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters)  Lured by Lebanon's winemaking potential and nostalgia for his homeland, Maher Harb left a Paris consultancy job in 2010 and dug...
Restored sculptures are displayed in an exhibition, at the Opera house in Damascus

Palmyra Priest Statue among Haul of Recovered Syrian Relics

By Kinda Makieh DAMASCUS (Reuters) A stone image of an ancient priest is one of hundreds of stolen antiquities recovered by the Syrian government and...
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