The facade of the Chakhmagh mosque is seen in Yazd, 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, October 15, 2008. As some Western corporations pack up and mothball projects in Iran under pressure of sanctions, Sebastian Straten is preparing for the day when tourists flock to the Islamic state. Straten is developing a small-scale hotels venture in the central city of Yazd, renowned for its labyrinth of lanes between old mudbrick buildings and 'windcatcher' towers designed to cool houses in the desert heat. To match feature IRAN-INVESTOR/ REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN)
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The United Nations' education, science and culture branch has designated nearly two dozen new locations as official World Heritage Sites in recent days, thus ensuring international efforts will go tow...
No global shaming but UNESCO asks the Turnbull Government to do more for the reef.
The world's largest coral reef system remains in poor health
Seventeen projects designed by Le Corbusier have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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'I was puzzled, then shocked, then disgusted.'
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A new report finds World Heritage sites around the globe may vanish from our warming planet.
The United Nations is set to select a new secretary-general at the end of 2016 as current leader Ban Ki-moon's term runs out, and for the first time in the organization's 70-year history, a woman coul...