Education Minister receives UAE Permanent Representative to UNESCO

Paris, Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi received the Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Shaikh Salem Khalid Abdulla Al Qassimi. The two sides discussed educational ties between the two countries, stressing aspects of cooperation between the cultural attaches of Bahrain and the UAE to the Unesco. Source: Bahrain News Agency

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In Somalia, a Rare Female Artist Promotes Images of Peace

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA — Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and a 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most. A rare woman artist in the highly conservative Horn of Africa nation, Sana Ashraf Sharif Muhsin lives and works amid the rubble of her uncle’s building that was partially destroyed in Mogadishu’s years of war. Despite the challenges that include the belief by some Muslims that Islam bars all representations of people, and the search for brushes and…

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