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Naghsh-e Jahan Square: a prime tourist destination in Iran

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SHAFAQNA - Tehran Times : The UNESCO-registered Imam Square has long been full of life thanks to being a prime destination for both domestic and foreign travelers. Best known as Naghsh-e Jahan Sq. (literary meaning “Image of the World”),…

Photos: Lalejin, World Craft City for Pottery

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SHAFAQNA - MNA | by Gholamreza Zanganeh : LALEJIN, Situated in Iran’s Western Hamedan province, Lalejin can be considered the main Iranian city regarding the production of pottery items. Some 20,000 individuals live in the city, 60 percent…

In support of Israel, US to pull from UNESCO

SHAFAQNA - As part of its support to the apartheid "Israeli" entity, the United States plans to formally withdraw from UNESCO, the UN's Paris-based cultural, scientific and educational organization, to save money. The US decision came to protest…

UNESCO describe Israel as an occupying power

SHAFAQNA - Israel seeks to thwart Palestinian efforts to include the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron) on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger, a Palestinian official says. Deputy Mayor of al-Khalil Yousef al Jabari made the remarks to…

UNESCO denounces Israel’s illegal practices in Jerusalem al-Quds

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has passed a resolution, denouncing Israel’s “illegal” practices in East Jerusalem al-Quds and describing the regime as an “occupying power.” The…

UN heritage body against Al-Aqsa name change

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to vote on a resolution that describes Israel as an “occupying power,” denying its sovereignty claims over all of Jerusalem (al-Quds). The UN…

UNESCO studying Arbaeen pilgrimage for registration

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SHAFAQNA - Karbala Study and Research Center continues to have the Arbaeen Pilgrimage to Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him) registered in the UNESCO as the largest annual peaceful cultural of Muslims from all over the world. The center stated…

Jerusalem Holy Site Declared Muslim, Not Jewish, In United Nations Resolution

SHAFAQNA - One of the world's most important religious sites and Judaism’s holiest site, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and Western Wall, were reclassified as an exclusively Muslim shrine Thursday after a United Nations organization adopted…