Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Reconstruction News

Eight months later, Notre-Dame cathedral still broken

Paris - Eight months after a devastating fire ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, engineers are preparing for a crucial but complicated step in the herculean restoration effort: removing a mound of scaffolding mangled in the blaze.

General rebuked after tempers flare over rebuilding Notre-Dame

Paris - The French army general charged with the rebuilding of Paris' fire-ravaged Notre-Dame was rebuked by the government Thursday after telling the chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the cathedral's future appearance.

Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

Paris - The French army general charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Paris' fire-mangled Notre-Dame, has caused astonishment by publicly telling the cathedral's chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the monument's future look.

Dream of reviving north Cyprus ghost town may turn sour

Famagusta - A wire fence on a Cypriot beach is all that separates Pavlos Iacovou from the hotel he owns but has not visited in decades -- now a sudden decision from Ankara could change all that.

In Iraq's Baiji, mines turn farms into killing fields

One man lost his uncle. Another is mourning for two sons. Farmers and herders in Iraq's Baiji say mines left by the Islamic State group turned their beloved orchards into killing fields.

War-torn Philippine city's rebuild 'painfully slow': Red Cross chief

Manila - The "painfully slow" reconstruction of a Philippine city flattened in a war with Islamic militants is causing discontent, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday.

Most Notre-Dame pledges not yet collected: archbishop

Paris - Most of the money pledged towards the reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral has yet to be collected, the Archbishop of Paris said in a statement Wednesday.Donors had pledged about a billion euros ($1.

French MPs debate law on speedy Notre-Dame restoration

Paris - French lawmakers on Friday debated a controversial draft law for restoring Notre-Dame within five years, after the iconic Paris cathedral sustained major fire damage last month.

Landmarks and monuments rebuilt from ruins

Paris - From bombed cathedrals to historic opera houses that went up in flames, here are examples of landmark buildings that were destroyed and then rebuilt, as is planned for Paris's fire-gutted Notre Dame Cathedral.

Retaken but not rebuilt: Syria's Raqa a year after IS ouster

Ak - All day, dinghies cross the Euphrates River to shuttle residents into the pulverised cityscape of Syria's Raqa, where bridges, homes, and schools remain gutted by the offensive against the Islamic State group.

US says no Syria reconstruction aid if Iran stays

Washington - The United States said Wednesday it will refuse any post-war reconstruction assistance to Syria if Iran is present, expanding the rationale for US involvement in the conflict.

Russia at UN makes case for Syria reconstruction aid

New York - Russia on Friday urged world powers to help Syria's economic recovery and the return of refugees as its Damascus ally pressed on with a campaign to re-take territory in the seven-year war.

Street by street, gutted Syrian town begins modest reconstruction

Harasta - Khaled's delicate hands were accustomed to cutting and styling hair in his Syrian hometown Harasta. Now, they're hauling concrete and sweeping floors to repair homes ravaged by years of fighting.

Years after IS, Syrian Kurds rebuild Kobane alone

Yildiz - After giving up on getting help from Syrian Kurdish authorities, Ahmed Saleh relied on relatives abroad to repair his home in Kobane after it was heavily damaged in a battle against jihadists.

Nearly a year since fall of Iraq's Mosul, hunt for bodies goes on

Mosul - Atop an enormous mound of rubble under blistering sun in Iraq's second city Mosul, fire crews and police chip away at a grim but vital task.

Iraq to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque destroyed in IS fight

Baghdad - The United Arab Emirates and Iraq on Monday launched a joint effort to reconstruct Mosul's Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its iconic leaning minaret, ravaged last year during battles to retake the city from jihadists.

Baghdad's infrastructure in ruins 15 years after Saddam fell

Baghdad - After the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 there were hopes its millennium-old capital Baghdad could rise again from the ashes, but construction sites have remained idle as if time stood still.

Iraq force that helped beat IS turns to reconstruction

Qurnah - Three months ago, Ibrahim Ali was using his digger to smash down defensive embankments built by Islamic State group jihadists in northern Iraq.

Donors pledge $30 bn for Iraq reconstruction at Kuwait conference

Kuwait City - Governments, global funds, organisations and investors on Wednesday pledged billions of dollars in loans and investment for the reconstruction of Iraq, a nation reeling from a three-year war against the Islamic State group.

$30 bn pledged for Iraq reconstruction: Kuwait FM

Kuwait City - Iraq received pledges Wednesday totalling $30 billion at an international conference for reconstruction of the war-torn country, the host Kuwait announced.

Turkey pledges $5 bn for Iraq reconstruction: minister

Kuwait City - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday pledged $5 billion in loans and investment for Iraq's reconstruction after its devastating three-year war with the Islamic State group.

Tillerson says end of combat does not spell end of IS

Kuwait City - Washington's top envoy Tuesday called on allies to keep fighting the Islamic State group, saying that the end of major combat did not mean "enduring defeat" of the extremists.

US envoy Tillerson calls on allies to keep fighting IS

Kuwait City - Washington's top envoy Tuesday called on allies to keep fighting the Islamic State group, saying the end of major combat did not mean "enduring defeat" of the extremists.

War-battered Iraq says it's 'open for investors'

Kuwait City - War-battered Iraq sought Tuesday to attract international investors to rebuild the country after defeating the Islamic State group, offering hundreds of projects and touting extensive legal guarantees.

Devastated Iraq seeks $90 billion for reconstruction

Kuwait City - Iraq needs nearly $90 billion to rebuild after three years of war with the Islamic State group, officials said Monday, with large parts of the country in ruins and tens of thousands left homeless.

Iraq seeks $88.2 bln for reconstruction: minister

Kuwait City - Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild after years of war against the Islamic State group, Planning Minister Salman al-Jumaili said Monday, as an international conference on the country's reconstruction opened in Kuwait.

Baghdad mayor has ambitious plans for her city

Baghdad - The mayor of Baghdad wants to revive her war-torn city, fix its decrepit infrastructure and twin it with Paris -- another female-led metropolis.

Mosul's old heart in ruins six months after IS ousted

Mosul - Along the waterfront of the Tigris river in Iraq's war-torn Mosul, gaping holes in hotel walls reveal little but enormous heaps of rubble.

IS long gone, but former Iraqi oil hub still dead

Bayji - A white rocking horse and a child's toy car lie abandoned on a dusty lane in the Iraqi city of Baiji, a small sign of the ruin that can be seen all around.

Fears of bombs, IS cells haunt Mosul months after 'liberation'

Mosul - Hussein Faleh has only one dream: to return to his home in the ravaged Old City of Iraq's Mosul.
  1 2 3 Next»

Set up a news alert for


Reconstruction Image

Crane in the King s Cross areaa of London  U.K.
Crane in the King's Cross areaa of London, U.K.
The remains of an ancient worm species called ‘Hallucigenia  were so bizarre looking that scientis...
The remains of an ancient worm species called ‘Hallucigenia' were so bizarre looking that scientists originally reconstructed it upside down and back to front.
Nature Video

Latest News
Top News