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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, U.S. musician Herbie Hancock performs during a concert, part of the 10th edition of the Panama Jazz Festival, in Panama City. Hancock reckons he's performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago during his professional career. The pianist will be back in April 2014 for an all-star concert at Osaka Castle Park highlighting the third annual International Jazz Day. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)

    Osaka to host all-star concert on Int'l Jazz Day

    Herbie Hancock reckons he's performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago during his professional career. The pianist will be back next month for an all-star concert at Osaka Castle Park highlighting the third annual International Jazz Day.


  • UNESCO Jewish exhibit delayed for 6 months

    The U.N.'s cultural agency says it's delaying for six months a disputed exhibit on Jewish connections to the Holy Land after objections from Arab countries.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    POBLETE: Halting UNESCO's misguided path

    Undeterred by the carnage being perpetrated by the Bashar Assad regime against innocent Syrian civilians, UNESCO proceeded to keep Syria on its executive board


  • San Antonio Missions nominated for heritage list

    Federal officials say the Alamo and most of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park are being nominated for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


  • Azerbaijan

    Baku 2015 heralds new era In European sports movement

    The Baku 2015 European Games will play an important role in the history of European sport, the First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, member of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and the Chair of the Baku 2015 First European Games Organizing Committee said in welcoming the European Olympic Committee's Coordination Commission to Baku to inspect progress in preparations for the Games in Baku in 2015.


  • US loses UNESCO voting rights for not paying dues

    The United States has lost traction and voting ability with UNESCO, the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization, after failing to renew financial support because of the agency's acceptance of Palestine.


  • This combination of two citizen journalist images shows at left: the damaged 12th century Umayyad mosque without the minaret, which was destroyed by shelling in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday April 24, 2013; and at right, an undated view of the mosque with is minaret still intact. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC, FILE)

    Syria’s ancient cultural heritage a casualty of civil war

    UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural organization, is applying lessons learned the hard way from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hoping to stem the havoc Syria’s civil war has caused the country’s cultural heritage. But the destruction has already taken a steep toll — among landmarks destroyed is the 11th-century minaret of the Umayyad Mosque.


  • ** FILE ** Che Guevara (Associated Press)

    U.S. ambassador David Killion urges UNESCO to pull Guevara writings from Register

    The U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO has called on the agency to reverse a decision to add over a thousand of Che Guevara's writings to the Memory of the World Register.


  • ** FILE ** Che Guevara (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: A hero for UNESCO

    Ernesto Guevara - or "Che," as he is known in infamy - has held a romantic appeal for certain sophomores since he died in Argentina in 1967 in the same manner he dispatched thousands in Cuba, by an executioner's bullet.


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