Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture

Apr 2, 2017

Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture

The Group of Seven committed on Friday to pursuing the creation of a U.N. peacekeeping force to protect World Heritage sites from destruction in conflict and combating the trafficking of plundered treasures. Destroying antiquities at heritage sites like the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and ...

French-Swiss aid worker abducted in Malian city of Gao

Dec 26, 2016

French-Swiss aid worker abducted in Malian city of Gao

A French-Swiss aid worker has been kidnapped in the city of Gao in northern Mali, and French and Malian authorities are working together to rescue her, the French foreign ministry said on Sunday. Sophie Petronin, who runs a nongovernmental organization that helps children suffering from ...