Photos reveal ‘great damage’ to mighty Aleppo Citadel

Newly-released photos show the extent of damage to the great 13th century Citadel of Aleppo, in the latest example of heritage being lost to Syria’s five-year long war. Images from the Syrian Directorate-General of Antiquities & Museums show parts of the citadel’s pale stone citadel collapsing, while rubble from neighbouring bombed-out buildings litter its moat. […]

How the world has shrunk for travellers since 2010

Much has changed since the protests that heralded the Arab Spring, sparked by a dispute between a government inspector and a vegetable seller in Tunisia, began exactly five years ago. Large parts of the region, which once lured thousands of travellers in search of fascinating history and culture, and dramatic landscapes, are now off-limits, according […]