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Heritage - Islamic
1/6/2013 1:12:58 PM
UNESCO has added Cordova's Fiesta of the Patios, for centuries the capital of Muslim Spain, to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
World - Region
12/24/2012 11:27:38 AM
Thousands of Palestinians and tourists were flocking to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas at the site where many believe Jesus Christ was born
World - Region
11/22/2012 9:16:40 PM
As Palestinians are due to request a non-member status at the UN this month, France indicates it would support efforts by the Palestinians to secure the upgrade; the bid is likely to win approval in 193-member General Assembly
Heritage - Ancient Egypt
11/11/2012 10:50:57 AM
Wadi El-Hitan, Egypt’s only natural heritage site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, resembles a lunar landscape dotted with fossils of species over 40 million years old
World - International
10/19/2012 2:58:07 PM
International rights watchdog slams recent shooting of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who has become a national symbol, calling for halt to all attacks on civilian sites
World - Region
10/11/2012 1:48:10 PM
UNESCO chief admits funding shortages following the decision by Washington to cut its financial support to the international organisation after it granted full membership to Palestinians
Heritage - Coptic
10/9/2012 3:09:25 PM
Not far from Egypt's UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abu Mena are the remains of an old pilgrimage harbour that in its heyday received scores of pilgrims on their way to the sanctuary of Saint Menas
World - Region
10/3/2012 7:13:56 PM
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova expresses dismay over the damage done to Syrian cultural heritage in war-torn Aleppo, amid clashes between rebels and regime forces
Heritage - Islamic
9/30/2012 12:37:42 PM
An emergency meeting will take place Monday at Cairo University aimed at saving Syrian heritage from further destruction amid the country's civil war
World - Region
8/12/2012 3:05:57 PM
World - International
7/30/2012 4:04:15 PM
Heritage - Ancient Egypt
7/14/2012 3:53:15 PM
Some sites are beyond the traditional classification of heritage, yet are worthy of attention and protection, such as Egypt's Kamil Crater which was only even noticed using Google Earth
World - Region
7/12/2012 6:48:51 PM
UNESCO's decision to establish a chair at the Palestinian Gaza Islamic University triggers Israeli anger
World - International
7/2/2012 4:38:00 PM
Mali's Islamist rebels, Ansar Dine, smashed the entrance of a 15th century Timbuktu mosque chanting Allahu Akhbar, an an action that was condemned Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Heritage - Islamic
6/30/2012 2:50:18 PM
Armed Islamists from a hardline group occupying lawless northern Mali destroy a 15th century shrine to a Muslim saint in the fabled city of Timbuktu
World - Region
6/30/2012 2:17:27 PM
The UN cultural body UNESCO overrode Israeli objections to urgently grant world heritage status to a church in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem venerated as the birthplace of Jesus
World - Region
5/6/2012 12:53:42 PM
Iran accuses Google of fabricating lies as it leaves the waterway separating it from the Arabian peninsula nameless on its online map; Iran insists on the term 'Persian Gulf,' while Arab countries insist on 'Arabian Gulf'
Books -
4/22/2012 1:59:46 PM
Novelist Bahaa Taher, publisher Mohamed Rashad and deputy head of the Union of Egyptian Writers to attend event marking UNESCO book celebration
Books - World
4/18/2012 3:24:00 PM
The UN organisation's celebration presents an opportunity to promote reading and writing and remember some of the greatest authors in history
Business - Economy
3/15/2012 12:25:14 PM
While water management has improved in the Middle East serious problems still need to be confronted, according to a new study
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