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.
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
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
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