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World - Region
4/24/2013 10:09:59 PM
The minaret of UNESCO-listed Umayyad mosque was destroyed amid infighting in Aleppo

World - Region
4/14/2013 4:02:09 PM
This video captures the destruction of the minaret of the historic Omari mosque built in 637CE, the first in the Levant and where the Syrian revolt began

Heritage - Ancient Egypt
3/12/2013 7:21:13 PM
Encroachment on Dahshur and the establishment of a regional centre for World Heritage were the main themes discussed today by Minister for Antiquities and UNESCO'S Director General

World - Region
2/28/2013 3:13:03 PM
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels had put their hands over a historic mosque in Aleppo

World - International
1/12/2013 10:25:35 AM
France informs the U.N. Security Council that its military operations in support of the Malian army against Islamist rebels in the north will last 'as long as needed'

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

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