UNESCO World Heritage Site

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...

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.

June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

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.

May 10, 2015
May 10, 2015

Nepal tourism envisions rebound plan after quake

The devastating earthquake of April 25 has left Nepal’s fragile infrastructure in ruins, its popular trekking trails scarred by landslides and iconic World Heritage Sites in tatters.

March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015

Marrakech named world's top destination 2015 by TripAdvisor users

Known as the “Jewel of the Desert,” the bustling city climbed five places to claim bragging rights to the top spot.

March 9, 2015
March 9, 2015

Mice, smog and MPs: UK parliament faces urgent repairs

Britain's Houses of Parliament is crumbling and overrun with mice, prompting its top official to warn the building may have to be "abandoned" without urgent renovations