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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…

Israel confirms withdrawal from UN cultural body

9 months, 20 days ago
PARIS: Israel has formally notified the UN's culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state. In a…

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 ratifies Jerusalem resolution slammed by Israel

1 year, 5 months ago
PARIS: The executive board of the UN's cultural agency ratified on Friday a resolution that identifies Israel as "the occupying power" in Jerusalem and calls on it to rescind any move changing the city's "character and status." The…

IS destroys facade of Roman theatre in Syrian city of Palmyra

1 year, 8 months ago
DAMASCUS/BEIRUT: Islamic State militants have destroyed one of the most famous monuments in the ancient city of Palmyra, the Tetrapylon, and the facade of its Roman Theatre, Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim said on Friday. The…