Ukraine's culture minister declared victory in "the war for borsch" as Russia also claims the hearty beet soup. UNESCO says the invasion threatens Ukraine's borsch culture with "extreme urgency."
The damaged sites include churches, historic buildings, museums and monuments. A UNESCO spokesperson said they fear more sites will be added to the list, as the group works to verify the destruction.
Millions of monarch butterflies migrate to the mountains of Mexico each winter. Authorities are now investigating the apparent murders of an activist and tour guide at the Michoacán reserve.
The Hague Convention, signed by the U.S., requires "refraining from any act of hostility" against cultural property. The Pentagon educates troops about their obligations to safeguard such sites.
The Guggenheim Museum in New York and Fallingwater in Pennsylvania now belong to a list that includes Machu Picchu and the pyramids of Egypt.
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania have a turbulent history. But they've created a joint bid to secure world heritage status for a food with deep roots and cultural meaning across the region.
Reggae music was added to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. One of the pioneers of reggae, music producer, Augustus "Gussie" Clarke, shares how the genre impacts the world.
The U.N. agency named the uniquely Jamaican musical genre one of the world's cultural treasures on Thursday.
The United Arab Emirates says it will contribute $50.4 million to fund the restoration in the Iraqi city. UNESCO called it an "unprecedented cooperation to rebuild cultural heritage in Iraq."
A new rule set to go into effect this weekend limits the amount of time guests may linger at the Indian site, as officials seek to regulate the movement of visitors.