Monday, 21 October 2019

Tag Archives: UNESCO

UNESCO approves Yimeng Mountain as Global Geopark

JINAN: The United Nations Educational, Scien­tific and Cultural Organiza­tion (UNESCO) has approved Yimeng Mountain in east Chi­na’s Shandong Province as a Global Geopark, according to local authorities. The moun­tain is the second UNESCO Global Geopark in the prov­ince after Mount Tai. The prov­ince has 13 national geoparks and 51 provincial ...

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Egypt asks UK to halt auction of Tutankhamun sculpture

The Egyptian embassy in London requested that Britain prevent the planned sale by Christie’s of an ancient sculpture representing King Tutankhamun’s head and return it to Egypt, the foreign ministry said. “The Egyptian embassy in London requested the British foreign affairs ministry and the auction hall to stop the sale,” ...

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Nowruz festival celebrated in Paris

UN: The festival of Nowruz celebrated at UNESCO headquarters in Paris to mark the beginning of the spring. The UNESCO delegations of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan organized the event to contribute to the cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different ...

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US and Israel to withdraw from UN body

UNITED NATIONS: The United States is pulling out of Unesco after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. While the US stopped funding Unesco after it voted to include Palestine as a ...

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Israelis outraged by UNESCO decision on Hebron holy site

JERUSALEM: The U.N. cultural agency declared the old city in the West Bank town of Hebron as a Palestinian world heritage site, a decision that outraged Israeli officials who say the move negated the deep Jewish ties to the biblical town and its ancient shrine. The move was the latest ...

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Swedish queen says royal palace is haunted by ‘friendly ghosts’

STOCKHOLM: Queen Silvia of Sweden says the royal palace where she resides is haunted, according to a documentary aired to public television. “There are small friends… ghosts. They’re all very friendly but you sometimes feel that you’re not completely alone,” Queen Silvia says in the documentary. “It’s really exciting. But ...

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