UN urges halt to attacks on Syria's cultural sites
The United Nations warned Wednesday that ancient Christian and Muslim sites in Syria are under attack and demanded an immediate halt to the destruction of the country's cultural heritage.


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and the joint UN-Arab League mediator on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, issued a joint statement citing "alarming reports" that Syria's heritage is being deliberately targeted for ideological reasons. (AP)