UNESCO adopts controversial resolution despite Israeli objections

UNESCO formally adopted a controversial resolution on Tuesday that Israel says seeks to erase Jewish ties to a key Jerusalem holy site, according to a spokeswoman for the UN body.

Israel to consider resuming UNESCO ties if resolution vote cancelled

Israel's education minister on Tuesday said he would "consider resuming professional ties" with UNESCO if the organization decides to cancel a vote on a draft resolution that Israel says seeks to...

Israel in UNESCO row about Jerusalem, as UN to discuss settlements

Israel's education minister on Friday ordered the suspension of "all professional activities" with UNESCO, after the organization moved a draft resolution the day before, which Israel says seeks...

Japan stops paying UNESCO in protest over Nanjing Massacre files

Japan said Friday it was withholding financial contributions to UNESCO to express its outrage with the UN cultural body for listing Chinese documents relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in its "...

Israel enraged after UNESCO text disputes Judaism link to holy sites

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried UNESCO's decision on Thursday to adopt a resolution that disputes the link between Judaism and several hot-spot holy sites in Jerusalem.

Croatian MEP organises conference on Dubrovnik in EP

Croatian member of the European Parliament Dubravka Suica organised a conference in Brussels on Wednesday entitled "Dubrovnik: Valorisation of Croatian Intangible Cultural Heritage in the European...

Turkey halts Austrian archaeological dig over tensions with Vienna

Turkish authorities have halted an Austrian archaeological dig in western Turkey due to diplomatic tensions between the two countries, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Monday.

Trial over destruction of Timbuktu mausoleums to be first of its kind

The destruction of several ancient mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu by rebel groups in 2012 caused worldwide outcry. Now, the suspected planner - an Islamist insurgent - will stand...

301st edition of Sinjska Alka lancing tournament to be held Sunday

The 301st edition of the lancing tournament in the southern Croatian town of Sinj is scheduled to be held on Sunday.

12 people dead; national parks flooded in India's Assam

The official death toll rose to 12 Thursday as devastating floods spread to more than 3,000 villages in India's north-eastern Assam state.

Plitvice Lakes could be placed on World Heritage in Danger list

Croatia will more than likely have to request the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to convene the World Heritage Committee to conduct the process of...

28 "Stecci" necropolises added to UNESCO World Heritage List

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre on Friday adopted a decision at its meeting in Istanbul to inscribe Stecci on the World Heritage List that were nominated jointly by Croatia, Bosnia and...

World Heritage Committee sceptical about Palmyra's 3D replicas

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is sceptical about plans to rebuild the ancient site of Palmyra with a three-dimensional facsimile after parts of it were destroyed in the Syrian civil war.

Several hundred people jump into Drava as part of Big Jump campaign

Several hundred people jumped into the River Drava near the northwestern town of Varazdin at 3pm on Sunday as part of the Big Jump campaign, joining thousands of Europeans who did the same...

UNESCO: Significant damage to ancient Palmyra, but integrity intact

Important parts of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, were demolished by the Islamic State militant group but the site still retains "a large part of its integrity," experts from UNESCO said...