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QNL, Unesco deal to preserve Arab documentary heritage

QNL, Unesco deal to preserve Arab documentary heritage

The agreement will strengthen the role of QNL and Unesco in preserving the rich cultural heritage in libraries across the Arab region.

Sites in Mexico, South Africa added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Sites in Mexico, South Africa added to UNESCO World Heritage List

A rugged valley famous for its cacti in southern Mexico and a mountainous area of northern South Africa have become the latest cultural sites to be added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage.

Shiekha Mayassa congratulates Oman on recognition by UN body

Shiekha Mayassa congratulates Oman on recognition by UN body

HE Sheikha al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute and Reach Out to Asia, has congratulated Oman on UN adding an ancient city in Oman to the list of world heritage sites.

Mumbai's Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings win UNESCO status

Mumbai's Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings win UNESCO status

Mumbai's Art Deco buildings -- believed to be the world's second largest collection after Miami -- were added on Saturday to UNESCO's World Heritage List alongside the city's better-known Victorian Gothic architecture.

India's plan to 'privatise' historic monuments draws flak

India's plan to 'privatise' historic monuments draws flak

Opposition politicians accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of "leasing out" monuments under the "Adopt a Heritage" plan that will see 95 historic sites taken over by private entities.

Sheikha Moza: every child must get education

Sheikha Moza: every child must get education

Her Highness Sheikha Moza called on leaders of industry and government to place education at the heart of human development agendas.

Sheikha Moza to participate in EAA session at Unesco

Sheikha Moza to participate in EAA session at Unesco

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser will participate in the high-level session organised by Education Above All and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in Paris on Wednesday.

Truck driver ploughs through Peru's ancient Nazca lines

Truck driver ploughs through Peru's ancient Nazca lines

The Peruvian government has ordered increased security at the country's world famous Nazca lines after a truck driver ploughed his vehicle through the ancient archaeological site.

Naples pizza twirling wins Unesco 'intangible' status

Naples pizza twirling wins Unesco 'intangible' status

The art of 'pizzaiuolo' -- which has been handed down for generations in the southern Italian city -- was given the nod by the UN cultural body's World Heritage Committee, who met on the South Korean island of Jeju.

Unesco vote proved Qatar's international standing

Unesco vote proved Qatar's international standing

The final round of elections held on Friday by the Executive Council of Unesco for the post of Director-General of the world body ended with the victory of the French candidate Audrey Azoulay over Qatar's candidate HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari.

France's Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election

France's Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election

The United Nations' cultural agency has selected France's Audrey Azoulay as its new director general, two diplomatic sources said on Friday.

Al-Kuwari in final round of Unesco election

Al-Kuwari in final round of Unesco election

Al-Kuwari got 22 votes in the fourth round ahead of French and Egyptian candidates, who received 18 votes each.