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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)

    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.

  • ** 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)

    'Reprehensible': UNESCO adds works of Che Guevara to World Register

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced that it has included "The Life and Works of Ernesto Che Guevara" in this year's additions to the Memory of the World Register.

  • President Barack Obama looks out of the "door of no return" during a tour of Goree Island, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island is the site of the former slave house and embarkation point built by the Dutch in 1776, from which slaves were brought to the Americas. The "door of no return" was the entrance to the slave ships. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    'Powerful moment': Obama tours historic slave-trade site off Senegal coast

    Visiting a site where African slaves were shipped to the New World, President Obama said Thursday the experience made him more committed to human rights.

  • Ancient art in Somaliland in diplomatic limbo

    The world's most famous prehistoric art is in caverns in Europe, but the most recently discovered ancient cave paintings are in a country no other nation recognizes in a region of Africa associated mostly with terrorism, pirates and famine.

  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal waves during his visit to the Islamic University in Gaza City. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa, File)

    Hamas bulldozes cultural site to make way for 'terrorist training camp'

    The Hamas-run government in Gaza has bulldozed down a 3,000-year-old culturally significant site that was listed as a U.N. heritage site in order to make room for military training.

  • Int'l Jazz Day to celebrate Turkish jazz link

    Pianist Herbie Hancock will celebrate the special connection between Turkey and jazz music forged decades ago when the Turkish ambassador opened his residence to white and black musicians at a time when segregation held sway in the U.S. capital.

  • Syria official warns of trafficking in antiquities

    A Syrian government official warned Wednesday of rampant trafficking in antiquities from his country and appealed for U.N. help in halting the illicit trade that has flourished during the nearly 23-month-long civil war.

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