Al Gore, former vice president under Bill Clinton and the Democratic presidential nominee who lost to George W. Bush in 2000, has filed suit against Al Jazeera America, the Middle East media company that purchased Current TV from him last year.
Bullfighting was banned in Catalonia in 2010. Since then the bullring in Barcelona has been standing mostly empty. Now Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the ruling Emir of Qatar, is offering to convert the building into the biggest mosque in Europe.
The Inca Trail, a complex road network crossing six South American countries was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The award recognizes the historic and cultural significance of the ancient route used by the Incas and later by the conquistadors.
The Palestinians scored a cultural victory against Israel on Friday as UNESCO granted endangered World Heritage Site status to ancient West Bank terraces under threat from the Israeli separation barrier.
Inca trails spanning six countries and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started Sunday in Doha.
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Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.