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UNESCO: Need for stopping illicit trafficking of Syrian cultural heritage

MOSCOW, SANA- The UN Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) has said that its top priority is preventing illicit trafficking of Syrian cultural properties. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova told “Russia 24” Channel that “illicit …

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ISIS terrorists blow up Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, UNESCO condemns

Damascus, SANA- The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists blew up Sunday a nearly 2,000-year-old arch of Triumph in the besieged ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO world …

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Syria Trust for Development calls upon international organizations to help protect Syrian heritage

Damascus, SANA The Syria Trust for Development on Monday called upon different international organizations and bodies, mainly the UNESCO, to shoulder their full responsibilities, exert all possible efforts and take all required …

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UNESCO: Combating smuggling Syrian antiquities top priority

Sofia, SANA- Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova warned that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is carrying out wide-scale looting …

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Culture, Information ministers discuss cooperation with UNESCO

Damascus, SANA – Minister of Culture Isam Khalil discussed on Wednesday with Regional Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Hamed Al Hammami the threats posed …

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UN and UNESCO condemn the destruction of Temple of Bel in Palmyra

Geneva/Paris, SANA – UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric denounced the destruction of the ancient Temple of Bel in Palmyra city by the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria …

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Education minister affirms ministry’s commitment to strengthen relations with UNESCO

Damascus, SANA- Minister of Education Hazwan al-Waz, who chairs the Syrian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, affirmed on Monday the ministry’s commitment to strengthen cooperation relations between national …

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ISIS demolishes Baalshamin Temple in Palmyra, UNESCO, KI-Moon: “War crime”

Palmyra, SANA, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria “ISIS” terrorist organization blew up Baalshamin Temple at the northern neighborhood of the ancient city of Palmyra. ISIS imposes strict restrictions on …

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UNESCO condemns ISIS beheading of Palmyra archeologist, Italian museums fly flags at half-mast

Paris/ Washington, SANA – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) condemned the killing of former Director of Palmyra branch of the the Antiquities and Museums Department Khaled …

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UNESCO denounces destruction of archaeological relics in Palmyra by ISIS

Paris, SANA – Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova on Friday denounced the recent destruction of archaeological relics from Palmyra in city at …

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