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Qatari designers' collections at DJWE reflect country's heritage

Qatari designers' collections at DJWE reflect country's heritage

A unique collection of masterpieces by young Qatari designers (YQD), which reflect Qatar’s rich heritage and its wise leadership, will take centre stage ...

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument to love, its biggest tourist attraction.

Puma accused of defacing Indian heritage for shoe commercial

Puma accused of defacing Indian heritage for shoe commercial

Global sportswear giant Puma was accused Tuesday of irreversibly damaging 17th-century architecture in Delhi's historic quarter as part of an advertising stunt to promote a new line of shoes.

Duke of Seville admires facilities at Katara

Duke of Seville admires facilities at Katara

Dr al-Sulaiti explained that Katara receives VIP delegates continuously, which ideally approves its position as a cultural hub that reflects Qatar's heritage.

Bangladesh police declare world-heritage forest ‘pirate free’

Bangladesh police declare world-heritage forest ‘pirate free’

Bangladesh police declared Thursday that rampant piracy in the Sundarbans was a thing of the past, crediting a gun buyback scheme for reducing crime and tiger poaching in the vast mangrove forest.

World tourism officials to gather in Doha for celebration

World tourism officials to gather in Doha for celebration

Officials and representatives from tourism authorities and ministries from around the world will gather in Doha on September 27 to take part in the World Tourism Day (WTD) celebration, Qatar Tourism Authority announced.

Ancient statue unearthed at Cambodia's Angkor complex

Ancient statue unearthed at Cambodia's Angkor complex

Archaeologists have unearthed a large, centuries-old statue that is believed to have once stood guard over an ancient hospital at Cambodia's world-famous Angkor temple complex.

Turkey moves famed mediaeval tomb to avoid flooding risk

Turkey moves famed mediaeval tomb to avoid flooding risk

Turkish authorities on Friday conducted a hugely ambitious and controversial operation to move a centuries-old tomb to new location to stave off the risk of flooding from a dam project.

Chad cave paintings at world heritage site defaced

Chad cave paintings at world heritage site defaced

Cave paintings at a UNESCO world heritage site in Chad have been defaced by unknown vandals, the central African nation's culture minister told AFP on Sunday.

Ancient treasures recovered in Europol crackdown

Ancient treasures recovered in Europol crackdown

Police from 18 countries recovered over 3,500 stolen works of art and ancient artefacts of ‘great cultural importance’ in a joint operation last year, the European police agency said Monday.

Abu Dhabi meeting approves heritage protection fund

Abu Dhabi meeting approves heritage protection fund

Representatives of around 40 countries on Saturday approved plans to establish a fund to protect heritage sites in war zones and a network of safe havens for endangered artworks.

Iraq military says recaptures Nimrud, home to ancient site

Iraq military says recaptures Nimrud, home to ancient site

The Iraqi military said Sunday that soldiers south of Mosul have recaptured the Nimrud area, home to the site of an ancient Assyrian city that was blown up by the Islamic State group.