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June 04, 2015
New York City museum abandons expansion plan amid opposition
The Frick Collection museum on Thursday abandoned plans for an expansion that would have replaced its beloved viewing garden ...
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 ...
May 21, 2015
Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, activists say
Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the ...
May 20, 2015
Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria
Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed ...
May 16, 2015
IS group enters Syrian town of Palmyra, nears ancient ruins
Islamic State fighters have pushed into the Syrian town of Palmyra, home to famed 2,000-year-old ruins, and are clashing with ...
May 15, 2015
UNESCO chief alarmed by clashes near Syria's ancient Palmyra
The U.N. cultural agency expressed alarm Friday over clashes between Islamic State militants and Syrian government forces ...
May 14, 2015
Syrian official: World must protect ancient city from IS
A Syrian official on Thursday called on the international community to protect the 2,000-year-old ruins of the ancient city ...
May 14, 2015
UNESCO to investigate pirate treasure hunt in Madagascar
The United Nations is sending experts to Madagascar to assess a claim by underwater explorers that they had found treasure ...
May 08, 2015
Belize offshore oil plan sparks worries for reefs, fisheries
Belize is considering new offshore drilling regulations that could open nearly the entire coast to exploration and ...
May 04, 2015
Jihadists destroy proposed world heritage site in Mali
Jihadists have destroyed a mausoleum in central Mali that had been submitted as a U.N. World Heritage site, leaving behind ...
May 03, 2015
Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure
Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across ...
April 30, 2015
Nepal economy shattered by quake, recovery to take years
What took moments to flatten will take years to rebuild. In mere seconds a powerful earthquake devastated a swathe of Nepal.
April 26, 2015
Nepal quake death toll climbs to 1,910
A Nepal police official says at least 1,910 people have been killed, including at least 721 in Kathmandu, in the immense ...
April 21, 2015
Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift
It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at ...
April 16, 2015
Exhibition highlights 50-year-old NYC Landmarks Law
To mark the 50th anniversary of New York City's Landmarks Law, a new exhibition looks at the architectural losses that led ...
April 10, 2015
Owner: No guarantee Josh Hamilton plays for Angels again
Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno isn't certain Josh Hamilton will play for the team again after his latest relapse into ...
April 05, 2015
Old Texas dance halls decaying, but some won't let them fade
Some 40 miles north of San Antonio, along a lonely two-lane road, stands a bedraggled, tin-sided building that hints at ...
April 04, 2015
Video: Islamic State group shot, hammered away Iraq's Hatra
Islamic State extremists at Iraq's ancient city of Hatra destroyed the archaeological site by smashing sledgehammers into its ...
April 03, 2015
In Iraq, a historic Christian library saved from militants
As Islamic State group militants advanced toward this monastery perched on a mountain in northern Iraq, the monks rushed to ...