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UNESCO lists Iraq's Babylon as World Heritage Site

UNESCO lists Iraq's Babylon as World Heritage Site

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee voted on Friday to list the sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site after three decades of lobbying efforts by Iraq.

Australia unveils starfish-killing robot to protect Barrier Reef

Australia unveils starfish-killing robot to protect Barrier Reef

The robot would serve as a "robo reef protector" for the vast World Heritage site off Australia's northeastern coast.

Australia boosts spending to keep Reef off 'danger' list

Australia boosts spending to keep Reef off 'danger' list

Australia will spend A$1.3bn ($965.3mn) in the next five years to improve the water quality and wellbeing of the Great Barrier Reef to prevent the World Heritage Site being placed on the United Nations "in danger" list.

Mass coral bleaching casts shadow over future of Great Barrier Reef

Mass coral bleaching casts shadow over future of Great Barrier Reef

Mass coral bleaching has destroyed at least 35% of the northern and central Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists said on Monday, a major blow to the World Heritage Site.

Zubarah fort visitors seek more facilities

Zubarah fort visitors seek more facilities

Visitors to the Al Zubarah historical fort, a local tourist destination, have been quoted as saying that the site is in real need of more development.