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Almost a year since the earthquake: Virtually no govt rebuilding in Nepal

Apr 21, 2016

Almost a year since the earthquake: Virtually no govt rebuilding in Nepal

The violence of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in a shambles. Almost one year later, a shambles they remain #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Nepal Earthquake 2015 #Department of Archaeology #Rebuilding
After capturing Palmyra, pro-government forces in Syria intend to have a tight grip over IS

Mar 30, 2016

After capturing Palmyra, pro-government forces in Syria intend to have a tight grip over IS

Regime troops were locked in heavy fighting with the Islamic State group in central Syria after dealing the jihadists a major blow by seizing the ancient city of Palmyra. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #UN refugee agency #RIA Novosti #World heritage site #IS #Palmyra
Major win against IS: Syrian government reclaims historic city of Palmyra from Daesh

Mar 27, 2016

Major win against IS: Syrian government reclaims historic city of Palmyra from Daesh

Syrian government forces recaptured the famed ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday in a major symbolic victory over the Islamic State jihadist group, a military source said. #Syria #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian government forces #IS #Palmyra #Syrian State
We can overcome threats to peace and security if we respect other cultures: Indian Ambassador to the UN

Mar 22, 2016

We can overcome threats to peace and security if we respect other cultures: Indian Ambassador to the UN

Fostering respect for other cultures and beliefs will help the international community face the growing challenges of rise of extremism and threats to peace and security, India said on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year that marks the beginning of spring. #India #United Nations #TheySaidIt #UNESCO #Syed Akbaruddin #UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon #Irina Bokova #International Day of Yoga #The International Day of Nowruz #Persian New year
Unesco adds Agasthyamala to its list of World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Mar 21, 2016

Unesco adds Agasthyamala to its list of World Network of Biosphere Reserves

India's Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats is among the 20 new sites added by Unesco to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Western Ghats #World Biosphere Reserve #agasthyamala
Hundreds march against Indo-Bangla power plant from Dhaka to Sundarbans

Mar 10, 2016

Hundreds march against Indo-Bangla power plant from Dhaka to Sundarbans

A protest march against plans to build an Indo-Bangladesh coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans began with hundreds calling for scrapping the project #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Sundarbans #Indo-Bangladesh #Rampal power plant #Indo-Bangladesh coal-fired power plant
Urdu in Pakistani schools contributed to political tensions, says Unesco

Feb 22, 2016

Urdu in Pakistani schools contributed to political tensions, says Unesco

Warning that language can serve as a "double-edged sword", the UNESCO said the continued use of Urdu in Pakistani schools has led to political tensions in the multi-ethnic country and recommended that children be taught in a language they understand. #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Urdu #pakistani
Islamic State blows up Baal Shamin temple in Syria's Palmyra: antiquities chief

Aug 24, 2015

Islamic State blows up Baal Shamin temple in Syria's Palmyra: antiquities chief

Islamic State militants on Sunday blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, an official said, the latest in a series of cultural relics to be destroyed by the jihadist group. #Terrorism #NewsTracker #UNESCO #islamic-state #Palmyra #Greco-Roman ruins #baal shamin temple
Islamic State militants behead archaeologist in Palmyra: Syrian official

Aug 19, 2015

Islamic State militants behead archaeologist in Palmyra: Syrian official

Islamic State militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic site, Syria's antiquities chief said Tuesday. #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Beheading #islamic-state #ISIS #IS