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Palmyra, Syria

Syria Country Profile

Syria Country Profile

Syrian government forces have pulled back, exposing the ancient city of Palmyra to ISIS/ISIL control. In 1980, Palmyra entered the UNESCO world heritage site list. The city was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. Between the 1st and 2nd centuries, this city stood at the crossroads of the major civilizations.  Read More

Nepal

Nepal

Nepal

Nepal

Nepal

On May 12, 2015 a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck 18km SE of Kodari, Nepal and a M 6.3 earthquake struck 33km NNE of Ramechhap. Earlier, on April 25th a M 7.8 earthquake struck 34km ESE of Lamjung. The capital, Kathmandu, is southeast of these three events.  Read More