Daily Archives: August 10, 2015

UNESCO is Fighting a Different Kind of Culture War

In war, there are casualties. Beyond the obvious human toll of people killed, injured and displaced, increasingly cultural heritage is also coming under attack. While historical building, monuments, artifacts and artwork is always at risk in conflict, recent actions by …

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 8/7/2015

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 

1:18 P.M. EDT

MR. EARNEST:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Happy Friday.  

Q    Yes!

Q    Finally.

MR. EARNEST:  Let me do a short statement, Mark, and then we’ll go to your questions.

Today actually marks the …

Five UN Workers Killed in Mali Attack

A jihadist group is believed to be responsible. “The Malian government said four Malian soldiers, five UN workers and four “terrorists” were killed during the protracted siege at the Byblos Hotel in the central town of Sevare, which was finally …