Michael Bachelard, John Garnaut Australians are some of the world's great travellers, but when it comes to our near neighbour, Indonesia, we are a sadly predictable bunch.
BRUSSELS, Sept 23 AFP - Tired of delivery trucks rumbling near its mythic canals, Belgium's medieval town of Bruges has approved the construction of a beer pipeline to link a five-century-old brewery...
Paul McGeough The gentrification of a pocket of greater Istanbul known as Sulukule shows the power of Erdogan's republic at work.
Ishaan Tharoor In recent years, fundamentalist Islamists with Salafist stripes have attacked tombs and defiled shrines from South Asia to Africa. Here's a sampling of their destruction.
Joseph Akwiri in Mombasa Gunmen killed at least 29 people in raids on two separate areas on the Kenyan coast, the interior ministry said on Sunday, amid reports that a foreign tourist was shot dead in the port city of...
Julie Power Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste --- who will spend Unesco's World Press Freedom Day behind bars in Eygpt -- says his case represents the need for freedom of press worldwide.
Ella Ide Thieves have stolen part of an ancient fresco from Pompeii, breaking in to a closed area of the UNESCO World Heritage landmark and chipping off a portrait of a Greek deity.
There's been something missing in the birthplace of Christianity: Christians.
Ruth Pollard errorism has returned to the wild and beautiful Sinai Peninsula, and the region that not long ago was one of Egypt’s most-visited destinations is facing a catastrophic collapse of its already...
Two structures have collapsed following heavy rain in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, one the world's most renowned archeological parks.
Peter Robb Almost completely destroyed in the 2011 earthquake, central Christchurch is - very slowly - emerging anew.
Rod Nordland Thirteen years after the Bamiyan Buddhas were blasted into rubble, Afghanistan and UNESCO are at odds over whether or not to rebuild them.
Patricia Leigh Brown It was an unlikely crime scene: a steep trail used by bears leading to a still, ancient redwood grove.
An uncontrollable wildfire in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso destroyed 500 homes and forced the evacuation of 3000 people.
Miguel Sanchez At least 16 people are confirmed dead and more than 10,000 have been evacuated after a huge fire tore through Chile's historic port city of Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO, Chile, April 14 AFP - Firefighters backed by police and soldiers have battled for a third day a massive blaze that killed 12 people and ravaged a huge swath of Chile's historic port city...
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.
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...
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...