Archive for February 27th, 2010

Israel’s plan to rehabilitate religious sites in the occupied West Bank raises concern in the United Nations’ culture and education body, Unesco.

Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said he intended to include the Ibrahimi Mosque, also known as the Cave of the Patriarchs (photo, from aljazeera.net), and several other contentious sites in the West Bank in a $107m heritage investment programme. (more…)

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Colombian president Alvaro Uribe (photo, from aljazeera.net) won’t seek a third mandate. The country’s constitutional court has rejected a referendum to allow the president to seek re-election after eight years in office. (more…)

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