Syria rebels seize ancient town of Bosra al-Sham: NGO

Syrian rebels on Wednesday seized full control of the southern town of Bosra al-Sham, pushing pro-regime forces out after four days of heavy fighting, a monitor said.

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area granted World Heritage site status

The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA), located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, has been granted the prestigious World Heritage site status by the UNESCO at its ongoing meeting in Doha, Qatar.

UNESCO lists 6 Syrian heritage sites as `endangered`

UNESCO on Thursday added six ancient sites in Syria including a fortress of Saladin and a Crusader castle to the endangered World Heritage list, warning that more than two years of civil war had inflicted heavy damage.

India proposes inscription of 39 sites in world heritage list

India has submitted a proposal
to UNESCO World Heritage Centre for inscription of 39 serial
sites in Western Ghats on its World Natural Heritage List, the
Government said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Sri Lankan, Hawaiian sites added to world heritage list

A region of mountainous forests in
Sri Lanka and an isolated archipelago off Hawaii have been added to UNESCO`s World Heritage list, officials of the UN
cultural and scientific body said on Saturday.