Showing posts with label civilization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label civilization. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Top 1 percent own more than half of world’s wealth

A new report issued by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse finds that global wealth inequality continues to worsen and has reached a new milestone, with the top 1 percent owning more of the world’s assets than the bottom 99 percent combined.

Monday, October 5, 2015

UNESCO says ISIS 'terrified by history' after Palmyra destruction

UNESCO's director-general on Monday condemned the destruction of the Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by ISIS, saying "extremists are terrified by history and culture".

Islamic State 'blows up centuries-old Palmyra arch'

The Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday destroyed the centuries-old Triumphal Arch of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, the country's museums chief told Xinhua.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Drowned migrant child’s photo sparks global outcry

A photo of a toddler’s lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank has sparked an international outcry on social media on Wednesday, in a poignant image of the refugee crisis gripping headlines across the globe.

Monday, August 24, 2015

UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple

UN, 24 August 2015 – Extremists “cannot silence history,” the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple of Baalshamin, in Syria, a World Heritage site.

Ancient Palmyra: Islamic State Blows Up Ancient Temple

Syrian activists and the country's antiquities chief say the so-called Islamic State militant group has blown up an ancient temple in Palmyra, one of the the most historic sites in the Middle East.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

ISIS destruction of heritage ‘most brutal since WWII’ (UNESCO)

ISIS extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the “most brutal, systematic” destruction of ancient sites since World War II, the head of the U.N. cultural agency said Friday - a stark warning that came hours after militants demolished a monastery with ancient foundations in central Syria.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Terror cannot be linked with any religion (UN resolution)

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted in favor of a resolution concerning the grave human rights situation in Syria and reaffirmed that terrorism, including the actions of Daesh, cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality or civilization.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Europe identity at risk as migrant tensions rise (Italy)

Europe needs to find a solution to the migrant crisis or risk losing its identity, Italy's Matteo Renzi warned June 24 ahead of a key EU summit, as tensions rose over the asylum issue.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

20 Forbidden City cameras videotape nude photo shoot

At least 20 security cameras in the Forbidden City have caught the controversial photo shoot of a nude woman, the head of the historic site said on Tuesday, Beijing-based The Mirror reported.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Brazil rescues more than 6,000 child workers in a year

In the last 12 months, 6,491 Brazilian children and teenagers were saved from child labor, the Labor Ministry announced on this year's World Day Against Child Labor, which falls on Friday.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

100 εκ. $ ετησίως από αρχαιοκαπηλία. (The Emergency Red List of Iraqi Cultural Objects at Risk)

Το παράνομο εμπόριο αρχαιοτήτων αποτελεί μία από τις βασικές πηγές χρηματοδότησης των τζιχαντιστών του Ισλαμικού Κράτους μαζί με το πετρέλαιο και τις απαγωγές, καθώς εκτιμάται ότι η οργάνωση κερδίζει από αυτό 100 εκατομμύρια δολάρια ετησίως, σύμφωνα με τον Ιρακινό πρέσβη στον ΟΗΕ, Μοχάμεντ Αλί Αλχακίμ.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Child victims of violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia rarely get justice (new UN report)

UN, 3 June 2015 – Most child victims of violence in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia find themselves unable to speak up and file charges in court, according to a new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) regional report launched today.

Friday, May 29, 2015

UNHCR concerned at obstacles facing thousands fleeing Ramadi

GENEVA, May 29 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday said it was deeply concerned about the desperate situation for thousands of people fleeing fighting in the central Iraqi city of Ramadi who continue to face challenges reaching safe areas.

UN nations agree to action to save Iraqi cultural sites

UN member-states on Thursday declared that the destruction by jihadists of Iraqi cultural sites may amount to war crimes and agreed to take steps to curb the trade of stolen ancient artifacts.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.