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Libya’s ancient ruins blighted by theft, shunned by tourists

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Graffiti covers the walls of a Greek amphitheater in Cyrene, an ancient ruined city in eastern Libya ......

Uncovering ancient kingdoms, Saudi Arabia develops modern sites in al-Ula

Thursday, 14 February 2019

On Sunday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched mega tourism projects in the ancient desert ......

Kim Phuc, known as ‘Napalm Girl’, receives peace prize

Monday, 11 February 2019

Kim Phuc, known as the ‘Napalm Girl’ pictured in an iconic 1972 Vietnam War photo, is ......

UNESCO celebrates 150 years of chemistry’s periodic table

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The periodic table of chemical elements is having its 150th birthday, and the UN scientific agency ......

US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

The United States and Israel have quit the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency, ......

Iraqis begin rebuilding iconic Mosul mosque with $50.4 mln UAE-financed project

Sunday, 16 December 2018

As part of a five-year project financed by a $50.4 million donation from the United Arab Emirates, ......

Heritage meets art: Saudi Tantora festival to take place at al-Ula UNESCO site

Monday, 10 December 2018

Winter is approaching and Saudi Arabia is preparing for its first winter festival. The ‘Winter ......

Historic Emirati fort Qasr al-Hosn reopens after restoration

Thursday, 06 December 2018

With Abu Dhabi’s shining buildings sprawled out across the island, it’s difficult to ......

UNESCO-recognized Saudi Ahsa region is cradle for many civilizations

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

In the oases of Al-Ahsa region, nestled in east Saudi Arabia, there are historical landmarks of ......

Netanyahu says declined UNESCO anti-Semitism conference invitation

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had turned down an invitation on Wednesday to a ......

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

An antiquities museum in Syria’s rebel-held province of Idlib said to house one of the ......

Remains of ancient Arab city in Spain gets UNESCO heritage status

Sunday, 01 July 2018

The remarkably well-preserved remains of the Caliphate city of Medina Azahara, a medieval Arab ......

IN PICTURES: Saudi Arabia’s al-Ahsa becomes UNESCO world heritage site

Saturday, 30 June 2018

The Saudi al-Ahsa Oasis, an Evolving Cultural Landscape which has been officially included in ......

Saudi ‘al-Ahsa’ officially in UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Friday, 29 June 2018

Prince Sultan bin Salman, President and Chairman of the board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism ......

Ambassador: Israel may reconsider UNESCO exit

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO said Tuesday he was urging his government to reconsider its ......

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