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Modern Kazakhstan is Becoming a Cultural and Spiritual Cornucopia

A demure cultural revolution has taken root in Kazakhstan ever since it detached itself from the Soviet Union in 1991. As one of the world’s biggest producers of uranium and rare metals, this Central Asian country is charting a course to craft a prosperous, multi-ethnic Kazakh identity.

The Holy Quran Has Been Inscribed onto Bitcoin for the First Time

The entire Quran became an immutable digital artifact on the Bitcoin blockchain using Ordinals this month.

Ayatollah Khamenei Says Poetry Reflects its People, Places and Power

Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei convened with Tehran’s literati and poets at the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah in Tehran to emphasise the role poetry plays in shaping one’s own history as well future narratives in the age of social media.

EPA Showcases Emirati Publishers at London Book Fair

To expand the visibility of Emirati creative content on the global stage, the Emirates Publishers Association returned to the 2024 London Book Fair, showcasing leading Emirati publishing houses.

UAE Ministry of Culture Launches Arts and Literature Grants

UAE Minister of Culture Sheikh Salem bin Khalid Al Qassimi says the programs aims to foster a culture centred on science, creativity and knowledge.

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HAQQ Network Confirms the Launch of its RWA, the Gold Token by Q2 2024

A key part of HAQQ Network’s expansion project is the launch of its Gold token in June, marking a significant step in the network’s larger goal of tokenizing Real-World Assets. HAQQ Network Co-Founder and CEO Alex Malkov shares their exciting and bumpy ride from inception to date.
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Russia Launches Roskachestvo Halal Certification

Certification body Roskachestvo Halal recently launched a Muslim-friendly certification standard for hoteliers and tourism service operators to cater to a growing market segment of Muslim tourists across major Russian cities.

Dubai Police Parades its First Tent Pegging Team

The Dubai Mounted Police has established the UAE's first "Tent Pegging" police team, an officially recognised equestrian sport that showcases riders' high-level skills and abilities in horse handling.

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Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan Attends Fine Arts Lecture in Abu Dhabi

HH Lt. General, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan attended Majlis Mohamed bin Zayed Ramadan inaugural lecture on Islamic fine arts and history at Abu Dhabi.

Identity, Nationalism and the Politics of Sectarianism in the Middle East

ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies PhD Candidate Khalid Al Bostanji reviews the work of Miaad A. Hassan on how majorities and minorities in the Middle East shape political identities. He argues that these identities have not been sectarian but rather responsive to highly nuanced political and external challenges.
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Archer and Falcon Aviation to Launch Flying Cars by 2025

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