Frank Samol

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What’s Behind Egypt’s Rush to Rebuild Syria?

Egyptian companies, like those of other countries allied to and supporting the Assad regime, are jostling in Syria to obtain a share of the …

Middle East

URBAN CULTURAL HERITAGE IN DANGER on Flipboard

By Frank Samol | Conflict Regions of the Middle East<p>Culture for Sustainable Urban Development | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural …

Middle East

Culture for Sustainable Urban Development | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Launched by UNESCO in 2015, the Culture for Sustainable Urban Development Initiative seeks to demonstrate the link between the implementation of the …

Sustainability

Culture is at the core of city recovery say UNESCO and World Bank at World Urban Forum

medellin.jpg Medellin© Kristel_Segeren/Shutterstock14 February 2018<b>Today across the globe, sixty-six million people are displaced, with one-third of</b> …

Unesco

Amid the Rubble, Syrian Cities Seek a Postwar Normalcy

On the third floor of a crumbling building, a pink sunset glowed through the clear plastic sheet covering a gaping hole in the wall. Sixty-year-old Amira Garman sat in a powder blue cardigan on a swinging bench beneath a gold-fringed yellow canopy. A broken chandelier with a single bulb doused the …

Middle East

Ancient temple left neglected as Yemen war threatens history

next<p>prev<p>Yemen's culture and historical sites have been affected by the country's stalemated, nearly 3-year-old war. Airstrikes have hit landmark buildings, museum and antiquities. Fighting has endangered others.<p>Ancient sites have been left neglected and unprotected, like the Awwam Temple in Marib, …

Middle East

Berlin, du bist so hässlich!

"Radfahrer verpesten die Umwelt mit ihrer Vorbildlichkeit": Leander Steinkopf legt eine bitterböse Abrechnung mit der Hauptstadt der Hipster und …

Children play in largely destroyed part of Aleppo city

A boy plays amid the rubble in the largely destroyed part of Aleppo city in northern Syria, Dec. 21, 2017. Last year's battle of Aleppo was so …

Shops reopen in Aleppo market – or what's left of it

Most of Aleppo's famous historic market is still in ruins more than a year after government forces captured the area from militants, but a few shops are now reopening in a tiny part of the sprawling and once bustling bazaar.<p>Shop owners and local officials hope that the international community will …

Middle East

Assad regime promotes Syria as a 'tourist' destination

It is over a year since Bashar al-Assad’s regime, with the help of Russian air strikes and barrel bombs, pounded the rebel-held east of Aleppo into …

The Life and Art of John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 - April 14, 1925) was the leading portrait painter of his era, known for representing the elegance and …

Andreas Gursky on the photograph that changed everything: 'It was pure intuition'

It went against all he had been taught. But this image of Salerno harbour was a turning point for the great photographer, paving the way to his epic landscapes<p>It was 1990 and I was out driving with my family, sightseeing in and around Naples. Late in the afternoon, we came across this view over the …

Mosul six months after Isis was ousted – then and now

Iraq forces defeated Isis in Mosul in July 2017 after months of intense urban battles that reduced the historic old city to ruins. Six months later, photographer Ahmad Al-Rubaye compared a number of sites across the city<p>Mosul 6 months on<p>An Iraqi youth carrying a girl on his shoulders while fleeing …

Syrian gov't allocates 138 mln USD for reconstruction projects in Aleppo

Syrian gov't allocates 138 mln USD for reconstruction projects in Aleppo<p>A boy sits amid the rubble in the largely destroyed part of Aleppo city in …

China will die Seidenstraße bis nach Syrien nutzen

Die Seidenstraßen-Initiative Pekings, mit der China seinen wirtschaftlichen Einflussbereich über frühere Sowjetrepubliken bis nach Europa zu stärken …

Aleppo - ein Jahr nach der Schlacht

Der Machthaber hat Wort gehalten. Über seinen Außenminister ließ Baschar al Assad im November 2016 die Welt wissen, was er mit dem wohl …

Kenia: GiveDirectly - Grundeinkommen als Entwicklungshilfe - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Geld zu verschenken<p><b>Es klingt wie ein Traum: Arme Menschen bekommen Geld ausbezahlt, jeden Monat, jahrelang - ohne irgendwelche Bedingungen. Eine</b> …

UN allowing Assad government to take lead in rebuilding Aleppo

The United Nations is rebuilding the devastated city of east Aleppo under the direction of the dictatorial Assad regime that destroyed it, according to U.N. planning documents examined by Fox News.<p>The plans, coordinated by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and …

Middle East

Syria: Displaced Syrians return to Aleppo’s old city

How the Syrian regime is dividing and ruling Aleppo

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The 2018 World Monuments Watch

Sisters in Law

Saudi women are beginning to know their rights.<p>In September, 2014, Mohra Ferak, twenty-two years old and in her final year at Dar Al-Hekma University, in the Saudi port city of Jeddah, was asked for advice by a woman who had heard that she was studying law. The woman was the principal of a primary …

King Abdullah

Berlin and beyond: Sticks and the city

Berlin might be seen as a place for the young, but it is also a place of the old(er). Tamsin Walker has been exploring what it might feel like to …

Europe

Rebuilding Aleppo’s Old City

Aleppo’s Old City, shelled, burned and shot up during years of fighting in Syria’s civil war, can be rebuilt, the local representative of the United …

Middle East

'Totally destroyed': East Aleppo a year after battle

Many are living without clean water and power nearly a year after government forces retook the Syrian city.<p>A year after a deadly battle ravaged the Syrian city, residents of East Aleppo are still struggling to recover.<p>The northwestern city bears scars of the government-led offensive last year, and …

Middle East

On patrol with police at Berlin's Alexanderplatz, crime hotspot in the capital

As security becomes increasingly prioritized by German politicians, Berlin's Alexanderplatz has been dubbed one of the capital's most dangerous …

Germany

The surprising, hugely positive effects of universal basic income

Skooter Mccoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in …

Cherokee Nation

Pour l’ONU, la destruction du patrimoine culturel devient un « crime de guerre »

La résolution 2347, portée par la France et l’Italie, a été votée à l’unanimité.<p>Portée par la France et l’Italie, vendredi 24 mars, à New York, …

Syrie

Les nouvelles technologies au chevet des trésors d’Alep

La reconstruction de la cité syrienne était au cœur du Salon du patrimoine culturel, qui se tenait à Paris jusqu’au 5 novembre.<p>Comment sauvegarder le …

Voyages

In defence of Brussels: ‘If you actually know it, you probably love it’

Ignore the sceptics, this is a fabulous city, says a longtime fan – especially Ixelles, the vibrant multicultural quarter where Audrey Hepburn was born<p>Coming home from a holiday last week, I had a brief conversation with the taxi driver about Belgium. He looked at me in his rear-view mirror and …