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August 26, 2015
In Jerusalem's culture war, secular residents make gains
Crowds of angry ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, wearing long beards, black and white garb and large black hats, protested in the ...
August 24, 2015
IS destruction of ancient Syrian temple erases rich history
The destruction of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin by Islamic State militants erased a symbol of the once rich ...
August 22, 2015
UNESCO chief: IS systematically destroying heritage sites
Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the "most brutal, systematic" destruction of ancient sites since ...
August 22, 2015
Kosovo applies to join UNESCO, Serbia says it's not a state
Kosovo said Friday it has applied for membership in the United Nations' scientific and cultural organization, a move ...
August 21, 2015
IS destroying heritage in Syria and Iraq
The Islamic State group's demolition of the St. Elian Monastery in the central Syrian province of Homs is the latest in a ...
August 19, 2015
IS beheads leading Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra
Islamic State militants beheaded one of Syria's most prominent antiquities scholars in the ancient town of Palmyra, then hung ...
July 28, 2015
US festival celebrates Basque culture, history
With more than 300 pounds (135 kilograms) of chorizo sitting in her freezer and 5,000 portions of Basque-style paella ...
July 19, 2015
Timbuktu's mausoleums restored years after destruction
Fourteen mausoleums in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu that were destroyed by Islamic extremists have been restored by the ...
July 15, 2015
AP PHOTOS: Old Uruguayan meat plant gets heritage status
A dilapidated food processing plant built in the 19th century on the banks of the Uruguay River to process and export meat ...
July 05, 2015
World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites
The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a ...
July 03, 2015
IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra
Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were ...
June 29, 2015
UN: Islamic State destruction of heritage sites a war crime
The U.N.'s cultural agency said Monday the destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by the Islamic ...
June 24, 2015
Islamic State group blows up 2 mausoleums in Syria's Palmyra
Islamic State militants have destroyed two historic mausoleums in Palmyra, Syria's top antiquities official said Wednesday, ...
June 21, 2015
Not friends yet, but Japan and South Korea are talking
Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea held a rare meeting Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of their countries ...
June 19, 2015
Pope challenges world to clean up its filth
Pope Francis' plea to make the state of the environment a central moral issue of our age has been greeted with applause from ...
June 17, 2015
Othello's Tower builds trust in divided Cyprus
Greek and Turkish Cypriot politicians on Wednesday pledged to preserve Cyprus' rich cultural heritage after hailing the ...
June 12, 2015
Airstrikes destroy part of Yemen's UNESCO heritage site
Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen destroyed historic houses on Friday in the center of ...
June 02, 2015
Prince Charles launches foundation to support rural life
Britain's Prince Charles has long been enamored of Romania's rural traditions and now he's set up a foundation to protect and ...
May 21, 2015
A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town captured by IS
A look at Palmyra, the Syrian archaeological gem captured by Islamic State fighters. LOCATION: A desert oasis surrounded by ...
May 21, 2015
AP PHOTOS: Heritage sites under Islamic State control
When Islamic State fighters routed Syrian government forces and took control of the ruins of Palmyra Thursday morning, the ...