• UN: IS destruction of heritage sites a war crime

    The UN's cultural agency says destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by Islamic State and other extremist groups could amount to war crimes.

  • Historic Nepal sites set to reopen after quake

    Nepal is set to reopen all the heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley to the public, in a bid to attract tourists after April's devastating earthquake.

  • A day with a weaver (video)

    The traditional art of Jamdani weaving, which is included in UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is an intricate process that takes several years to master. Nevertheless, as an outsider, the process is a fascinating one to observe - from the indigenous loom to the fine tasks of the weavers.

  • Punish Ananta's killers to ensure free expression: Unesco

    Punishment of blogger Ananta Das' murder is mandated for freedom of expression in Bangladesh, head of the UNESCO has said.

  • Nepal quake-ravaged temples face threat from looters

    Some of the seventh-century stupas remain intact and a few statues miraculously survive the disaster, but now are at risk being taken by looters after the devastation.

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