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  • Illustration: U.N. and Palestine by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: The U.N. suicide vest

    The Palestinian Authority's bid for U.N. recognition has substantial downsides, including wrecking the peace process and increasing regional instability. The upside is that it could drive the United States out of the United Nations.


  • Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki (left) and Elias Sanbar, ambassador for Palestine at UNESCO, attend a session of UNESCO's 36th General Conference in Paris on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Palestine becomes member of UNESCO

    Palestine became a full member of UNESCO on Monday in a highly divisive breakthrough that will cost the agency a fifth of its budget and that the U.S. and other opponents say could harm renewed Mideast peace efforts.


  • Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema (center) first proposed to UNESCO in 2008 the awarding of a $3 million life-sciences prize, but objections to the central African strongman's involvement have prevented its adoption. (Associated Press)

    U.N. official wants prize named for African strongman pulled

    UNESCO's director-general has appealed directly to Equatorial Guinea's president to withdraw a life-sciences prize in his name that has created controversy around the globe because of the African leader's human rights record.


  • UN debating prize in tainted African ruler's name

    UNESCO's director-general appealed directly to Equatorial Guinea's president Friday to withdraw a life sciences prize in his name that has created controversy around the globe because of the African leader's human rights record.


  • Filmmaker Sofia Coppola to wed in Italian town

    Filmmaker Sofia Coppola is going back to her roots, getting married Saturday in the remote, southern Italian town where her great-grandfather was born.


  • Sofia Coppola to wed in ancestral Italian town

    Filmmaker Sofia Coppola is going back to her roots, getting married Saturday in the remote, southern Italian town where her great-grandfather was born.


  • Jazz great Herbie Hancock a Goodwill Ambassador

    Jazz great Herbie Hancock is being named UNESCO's new Goodwill Ambassador, and he says he expects to use his music to build bridges across cultures and promote excellence and literacy.


  • Jazz great Herbie Hancock a UN culture ambassador

    Jazz great Herbie Hancock wants his music to build bridges between cultures, a mission that fits perfectly with his new role as a U.N. cultural ambassador promoting peace through culture and education.


  • In this photo taken on Friday, March 4, 2011, pedestrians walk past a swiftlet farm building which is converted from a heritage building in Penang island, northwestern Malaysia. Tens of thousands of birds cultivated for their edible nests are being banned from the capital of the Malaysian tourist island after the U.N.'s cultural agency warned that the business endangered efforts to preserve decades-old buildings. (AP Photo/Gary Chuah)

    Lucrative birds banned from Malaysia tourist city

    Tens of thousands of birds cultivated for their edible nests are being banned from the capital of a Malaysian tourist island after the U.N. cultural agency warned that the business endangered efforts to preserve decades-old buildings prized for their historical value, officials said Thursday.


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