The decision recognises the importance of the central Myanmar site — which includes more than 3,500 stupas, temples, monasteries and other structures built between the 11th and 13th centuries — and will likely be a boon to Myanmar’s tourist industry.
Dr Farouk El Baz, Egyptian astronomer and geologist and President of the Board of Directors of the Arab International Investor Forum, has honoured Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace,
Hundreds of tourists clambered up Australia’s Uluru on Friday, the day before a permanent ban on climbing the sacred rock takes effect following a decades-long fight by indigenous people to close the trek.
Egyptian authorities inaugurated the famed step pyramid of Djoser,one of the earliest built in the country's ancient history, after years of renovation.
Mohamed Mohtady Mohamed from Anas Bin Al Nadr School for Basic and Secondary Education, Fujairah, UAE, has been included in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2020.
Saudi Arabia, Maraya Concert Hall has set a Guinness World Records™ title for largest mirrored building in the world. "Maraya" means "mirrors" in Arabic, and the “mirrored wonder” got this name due to the giant mirrors attached to its structure
At Bangkok's Reclining Buddha temple Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of a 2,000-year-old skill - the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai massage, which this week could be added to UNESCO's prestigious heritage list.
Anwar bin Sholeh had something to cheer when he showed up at a Jakarta training centre to practice pencak silat -- the Indonesian martial art was added to UNESCO's prestigious heritage list.
In a riot of colour, acrobatics and drum beats, Morocco's gnawa artists joyously celebrated the inclusion of their ancient art-form in UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has proposed restoring the mosque status of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a sixth-century building at the heart of both the Christian Byzantine and Muslim Ottoman empires and now one of Turkey's most visited monuments.