Saturday 23 June 2018

Islamic State ‘nets millions from antiquities’

Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are netting between $150 million and $200 million a year from illicit trade in plundered antiquities, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said in a letter released on Wednesday.


Sale of smuggled artefacts from conflict zones alert in Gulf

Smuggled antiquities from conflict zones are finding their way to Gulf countries, including Bahrain, warned a top official. The sale of stolen artefacts from Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya has been generating revenues for terror gro


Egypt seizes hoard of antiquities

The Egyptian police have seized a hoard of more than 1,500 illegally excavated ancient artefacts, the Antiquities Ministry said. The antiquities seized during a raid on a house in Zawiyat Abu Musallem, a Cairo suburb, on Monday in


New director general for tourism council

Mohammed Khamis Bin Hareb Almuhairi has been appointed the director general of the National Council for Tourism and Antiquities. His appointment was approved by Ministerial Council for Services, chaired by Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahya

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