'Russians building army base at Syria's Palmyra site'

'Russians building army base at Syria's Palmyra site'

The Russian military is constructing a new army base in the central Syrian town of Palmyra, within the protected zone that holds the archaeological site listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and without asking for permission from relevant authorities, an American heritage organization and a top Syrian archaeologist said on Tuesday.

Syrian army battles jihadists near Palmyra

Syrian army battles jihadists near Palmyra

President Bashar al-Assad's troops retook Palmyra with support from Russian air strikes on March 27.

Russian maestro to hold concert in Palmyra`s theatre

Russian maestro Valery Gergiev on Thursday will conduct his orchestra in the ancient theatre of Syria`s ravaged Palmyra, only weeks after it was recaptured from the Islamic State`s grip.

UNESCO chief seeks to calm anger over Jerusalem holy site

The UN cultural body on Monday sought to calm anger over a resolution on a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site which saw Israel accuse it of seeking to "rewrite history".

France picks gay diplomat for UNESCO role after Vatican 'snub'

France on Wednesday abandoned its attempts to name a gay man as ambassador to the Holy See in the face of opposition from the Vatican, making him its representative to UNESCO instead.

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Mining, oil exploration, illegal logging and other industries threaten almost half the natural World Heritage Sites the UN seeks to preserve for future generations, conservation group WWF said Wednesday.

Great Barrier Reef experiencing 'worst coral bleaching' in years

Great Barrier Reef experiencing 'worst coral bleaching' in years

Stud reveals Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section.

Experts rush to ancient Palmyra after regime ousts Islamic State

 Archaeologists were rushing to the ancient city of Palmyra on Monday to assess the damage wreaked by the Islamic State group, after it was ousted by the Syrian army in a bloody battle.

Syria army seizes town north of Palmyra: State TV

Syria army seizes town north of Palmyra: State TV

Syria`s armed forces on Saturday expanded their control north of the historic city of Palmyra, state television reported, capturing a nearby town from Islamic State group jihadists. 

Raids kill 39 civilians in ISIS bastion in Syria

Raids kill 39 civilians in ISIS bastion in Syria

A wave of Russian air strikes killed at least 39 civilians on Saturday in Raqa, the main stronghold of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, a monitoring group said.

Syria strikes on jihadist bastions spike during truce: Monitor

Syria strikes on jihadist bastions spike during truce: Monitor

Since a ceasefire came into force in Syria, the army and its Russian ally have refocused their air power on targeting jihadist factions, a monitoring group said Monday.

National Mathematics Day: Remembering the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan!

National Mathematics Day: Remembering the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan!

To commemorate the birth anniversary of great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, India today celebrates National Mathematics Day.

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Smriti Irani reaffirms India`s commitment to UNESCO ideals, highlights govt's initiatives on education

Smriti Irani reaffirms India`s commitment to UNESCO ideals, highlights govt's initiatives on education

Union Human Resource Development Minister has reaffirmed India's commitment to the ideals of UNESCO.

China welcomes UNESCO listing of Nanjing massacre files

China on Saturday welcomed UNESCO's inscription of documents related to the massacre of civilians in Nanjing city by Japanese troops in WW-II on UN Memory of the World Register despite firm opposition from Japan.

Syria archaeological sites looted `on industrial scale`: UNESCO

 Archaeological sites in Syria are being looted "on an industrial scale" and the proceeds from the plunder are funding Islamic State extremists, the head of UNESCO warned Wednesday.

Syria archeological sites looted `on industrial scale`: UNESCO

Archeological sites in Syria are being looted "on an industrial scale," with proceeds being used to fund Islamic State extremists, the head of UNESCO warned Wednesday.

Kochi is most suitable place for eco museum: Galla

Renowned academician Amareswar Galla says Kochi is the 'most suitable' place for an eco museum as it has a rich heritage.

Palmyra temple appears intact after blast: Syria official

A blast rocked the ancient ruins in Syria`s Palmyra on Sunday but the site`s famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact, Syria`s antiquities chief said.

Blast at Syria`s Palmyra prompts fears for famed temple

A powerful blast in the ruins of Syria`s ancient Palmyra raised fears Monday that the Islamic State group has damaged another of the Middle East`s most treasured heritage sites.