• Yemen and Lebanon sites added to UNESCO world heritage list

    1 day ago - By Bésame

    CAIRO - An ancient Yemeni kingdom and a Lebanese modernist concrete fair park were added Wednesday to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites in danger, the latest entries from The Middle East.
    The seven major landmarks of the Ancient Yemenite Kingdom of Saba and the Rachid Karami International Fair in Tripoli were inscribed on the U.N. agency list in ‘'an emergency procedure,” in hopes of better preserving the neglected sites. Now added, both sites will have access to enhanced technical and financial assistance, UNESCO said.
    The pre-Islamic Yemeni kingdom of Saba, which once stretched from...
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  • Ukraine's Odesa city put on UNESCO heritage in danger list

    1 day ago - By Bésame

    PARIS - The United Nations' cultural agency decided on Wednesday to add the historic center of Ukraine's Black Sea port city of Odesa to its list of endangered World Heritage sites.
    The decision was made at an extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris.
    UNESCO director general Audrey Azoulay praised the move, saying the “legendary port that left its mark in cinema, literature and arts” is “now placed under the reinforced protection of the international community.”
    “As the war is still going on, this inscription shows our collective determination to ensure that this...
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