World Bulletin / News Desk
The Palestinian Authority says it will ask to have additional religious occupied West Bank sites recognized by UNESCO as endangered World Heritage sites.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki named a site holy to Muslims and Jews in Hebron where biblical patriarchs and their wives are buried, and Mount Gerizim near Nablus.
Last week, UNESCO approved Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity as an endangered site in a move Palestinians hailed as a key step toward statehood.
Malki said the church's recognition was the start of a "long term project."
In trying to understand how the tower got its special meaning in Islamic societies, scholars have attempted—with mixed success—to trace minarets back to various traditions of tower building in the pre-Islamic cultures of Eurasia.
Check out these amazing aerial photos taken from above during the 27th night of Ramadan in Makkah.
Millions of pages of rare manuscripts -- some centuries old -- are being put online and restored to the public domain
Kinte's descendants, along with heritage officials, warn that without urgent action, 550 years of history could be lost.
Centuries old tradition of the desert theology schools of Western Africa is being transferred to the new generation.
The daughter of Admiral Machmud Syah of the Aceh Empire of Indonesia, Aceh Malahayati was the first woman admiral in the modern world
Over the years, political tensions have eroded Indian Kashmir's rich musical heritage but some teenagers are keen to bring it back alive
The words of Martin Luther King are relevant today, especially viewed under the lens of the so called War on Terror and drone warfare.
Cache of documents includes 600 historical maps and manuscripts dating back to Algeria’s Ottoman period
Event seeks to raise awareness about Israel’s longstanding policy of restricting Palestinian movement
The stepped-up battle to protect heritage requires significant resources that will only increase, said UNESCO director Irina Bokova, who spoke at the council's public briefing in support of the resolution.
Turkish aid agency has been instrumental in restoring historic landmarks in Macedonia
The rare coins all come from the period before the 1948 war