Saudi Arabian dates - which, because of their high nutritional value, have earned the popular Saudi name "cake of the poor" - are being shipped to Africa as part of Arab food-aid to the hungry.
Mir Ali Shir Nava'i was a politician, a builder, a patron of the arts, and, most importantly, an author, who, like Chaucer in England, transformed a national literature.
In Stockholm in December, Baron Jacob von Uexkull presented his "Alternative Nobel Prizes" - financed by the sale of stamps from a collection that includes unique Saudi issues.
The Voice Of Peace
In the "Lions' Den" - al-Areen wildlife reserve on the island of Bahrain - there are no lions, and the only predator is man. But in the gentle tradition of ancient Dilmun, all man can shoot is film.
From the cellars of a Swiss museum - a fabulous collection of Turkic artifacts, collected by clock maker Henri Moser in his travels in the 1880's through Central Asia.
"North Yemen ...is on its way to becoming a modern nation ...but as an artist ... I may be pardoned for liking those aspects that make it unique ... and for wanting to preserve those aspects..."