U.N. official pitches agricultural heritage in Japan

Jul 25, 2016

U.N. official pitches agricultural heritage in Japan

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Kundhavi Kadiresan of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has made her first visit to Japan to promote Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, an award by the organization aimed at boosting eco-tourism and preserving traditional agricultural systems. “People always want to connect with their ...

Rebels rocket Damascus after regime forces strike five Aleppo clinics

Jul 25, 2016

Rebels rocket Damascus after regime forces strike five Aleppo clinics

Government air raids struck at least five medical facilities in the northern province of Aleppo, where violence has intensified in recent weeks amid a siege by government forces, Syrian opposition activists said Sunday. The activists said the air raids began late Saturday night and ...

Food aid looted on massive scale in South Sudan

Jul 17, 2016

Food aid looted on massive scale in South Sudan

In looting on an epic scale, a month’s worth of food aid for over 220,000 South Sudanese was stolen in just two days — along with the giant warehouses that stored it. As fighting raged between rival forces in the capital, Juba, last week, ...

UNESCO raises alarm over Malian earthen town, Uzbek monuments

Jul 14, 2016

UNESCO raises alarm over Malian earthen town, Uzbek monuments

The U.N.’s cultural agency on Wednesday added Mali’s legendary earthen buildings to its heritage-in-danger list, saying a lack of security was preventing conservation of the site, and also expressed concern over the impact that tourism is having on monuments in Uzbekistan. Mali’s old towns ...

One year on, U.S. obstacles blunt hopes from Iran nuclear deal

Jul 12, 2016

One year on, U.S. obstacles blunt hopes from Iran nuclear deal

A year ago, a landmark nuclear deal with world powers led jubilant Iranians to dream of an end to isolation and economic hardship, but critics say U.S. obstacles have soured those hopes. Despite many sanctions being lifted, the international banking system is still too ...