The 4700-year-old city of Tyre, assaulted by Egyptians and Babylonians, by Alexander the Great and the Crusaders, has found a defender with a famous lineage.
Anthony Ham The famous gorillas of Virunga National Park have survived war, poachers and deforestation. Will oil exploration be the final straw?
Many of Syria's great cultural monuments are at risk of destruction, Patrick Cockburn writes.
The minaret of Aleppo's ancient Umayyad mosque has been destroyed, Syrian state media and a watchdog have reported, with the regime and the opposition blaming each other.
Martin Fackler The threat to forests of airborne pollutants crossing the East China sea is starting to be taken seriously in Yakushima.
Ruth Pollard As a fierce sandstorm blew into Bethlehem from the Negev Desert in the south, President Barack Obama made his final stop on his three-day visit to Israel and Palestine before he flies to neighbouring...
US President Barack Obama will visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where Christians believe Jesus was born, when he visits the region next week.
A Philippines official has accused a US Navy minesweeper of ignoring warnings to stay away before it became stuck on a World Heritage-listed coral reef.
Islamist militants have abandoned the legendary desert city, leaving its inhabitants without electricity or drinking water as French troops approach.
Thousands of Palestinians and tourists are flocking to the West Bank city of Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas at the site where many believe Jesus Christ was born.
BILBAO: Thousands of Spaniards have marched demanding enhanced rights for imprisoned members of the terrorist Basque separatist organisation ETA.
Chinese tourists may be flocking to Europe in record numbers, but now they can see some of the continent's top historical attractions without ever leaving the People's Republic.
WASHINGTON: The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, returns to the United Nations to seek an upgrade in status in the 193-member General Assembly to ''observer state'', a move...
Paul McGeough NEW YORK: Despite US and Israeli opposition, the United Nations on Thursday implicitly recognised Palestine as a state, voting overwhelmingly to designate it a "non-member observer state" – the same...
Ruth Pollard RAMALLAH: Openly defying the US President, Barack Obama, and facing down Israeli threats to abandon the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, will submit a bid to the United Nations...
Anthony Ham The hardline Islamists have created a de facto state in Africa to export terror. Anthony Ham reports.
Megan Levy Two Victorian women have been seriously hurt in a rockfall while on a coastal walk in north-west Italy.
Clashes between Syrian troops and rebel fighters inside and outside the Umayyad Mosque in second city Aleppo have damaged the 13th century landmark, an AFP correspondent has reported.
Aleppo Clashes between Syrian troops and rebel fighters in and around the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo have damaged the 13th-century landmark.
Natural gas giant Gazprom's long-delayed and controversial ambitions of building Europe's tallest skyscraper in Russia's heritage-proud cultural capital of Saint Petersburg have been revived.