UNESCO World Heritage Site

April 29, 2022
April 29, 2022

Shat Gombuj Mosque to host main Eid Jamaat in Bagerhat

The main Eid jamaat in Bagerhat will be held at the historic Shat Gombuj Mosque.

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century BC, is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, after a vote that followed decades of lobbying by Iraq.

November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018

Empowering Youth, Saving Heritage

From October 5 to 13, eight young volunteers spent their days and nights learning about Bangladesh's tradition and culture, all the while practicing methods to conserve a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur.

July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017

Japan’s ancient island Okinoshima joins World Heritage sites

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee adds the island of Okinoshima, an ancient ritual site in the Munakata region of Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan, to the UN cultural agency’s list of World Heritage sites.

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017

Rampal Project: ‘12 countries favoured Bangladesh at Unesco meeting’

A total of 12 countries including Turkey and Finland voiced in favour of Bangladesh which finally convinced the World Heritage Committee of Unesco to withdraw its objection about Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans, the prime minister's energy adviser says.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Social media goes green for Sundarbans

As the country gears up for a four-day-long long march from Dhaka to Khulna in protest of the Rampal power plant, netizens are advocating on social media by changing their profile picture to show their support for the cause.

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

Taj Mahal ‘not a Hindu temple’

The government of India rejects claims by a group of lawyers that the Taj Mahal monument was a Hindu temple.

September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015

Syria 'launches air raids on Palmyra'

Syrian government war planes have launched one of the heaviest bombardments yet on the city of Palmyra, which is held by Islamic State (IS) militants, activists say.

September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015

'Star Wars Episode VIII' to begin filming in Ireland

Lucasfilm confirms that "Star Wars Episode VIII" will begin filming sequences in Ireland later this month.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

Palmyra temple 'blown up by IS'

Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say.