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Turkey’s ancient temple site gets UNESCO heritage status

3 months, 17 days ago
A Turkish ancient temple site in southeastern Anatolia was given UNESCO World Heritage status on Sunday, the UN agency announced at a meeting in the Bahraini capital Manama. Named Gobekli Tepe (Potbelly Hill), the site is the world's…

Eritrea’s ‘city of dreams’ given UNESCO heritage listing

1 year, 3 months ago
WARSAW: The people of Eritrea have long said their capital Asmara is like no other city in Africa, and on Saturday the UN agreed, designating it a World Heritage site. The proclamation ends a long-running quest by Eritrean authorities to…

UNESCO chief sees threat from cultural destruction

2 years, 4 months ago
KABUL: The world community has yet to find an adequate response to cultural destruction as shown by the deliberate wrecking of ancient sites in Syria and Mali by Islamist radicals, the head of the UN's cultural organization said.

HRCP slams threat to heritage in Lahore

2 years, 11 months ago
LAHORE: Describing the reported move to destroy a part of the GPO building in Lahore for the Orange Train project as vandalism compounded by arrogance, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the Punjab government to…