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War Has Damaged Hundreds Of Heritage Sites In Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Satellite imagery indicate that 290 cultural heritage sites in Syria, whose history stretches back to the dawn of civiliz...

The Syria I Remember

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

I believe in a series of unifying axioms that make travel a transformative experience. And on behalf of "Travel," let me answer the question, "Why would anyone go to Syria?" In doing so, I hope to add a human element to our ongoing discussion of Syria's current reality.

The UN Has A Dire Warning For Syria

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

UNESCO, the United Nations agency that promotes international peace through culture, history and science, warned Thursday that Syria's rich cultural h...

Minaret Of Landmark Aleppo Mosque Destroyed

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The 11th-century minaret of a famed mosque that towered over the narrow stone alleyways of Aleppo's old quarter collapsed Wednesday as ...

Syrian Rebels Seize Historic Mosque

Agence France Presse | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

Rebels seized control of the Umayyad Mosque in Syria's second city of Aleppo on Thursday after days of fierce clashes that damaged the historic buildi...

Historic Mosque Burned in Syrian Fighting

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 12.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A landmark mosque in Aleppo was burned, scarred by bullets and trashed – the latest casualty of Syria's civil war – and Pre...