BRITISH COMMANDER’S MEMOIRS OF THE SIEGE OF KUT AL AMARA

Wed 29 April 2020: In his book My Campaign in Mesopotamia, published in 1920, British General Charles Vere Ferres Townshend chronicles what happened during the 17-month period from the British troops’ landing on the Gulf of Basra until their surrender to Khalil Pasha. The Committee of Ottoman Military History, established by the order of Sultan […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: THOUSANDS OF PALESTINIAN AND SYRIAN WOMEN RAPED, TORTURED, KILLED IN SYRIAN PRISONS

The Conscience Movement held the conference in Istanbul with participants from 45 countries, to raise awareness of the suffering of women and young girls imprisoned by the Syrian regime on February 21st, 2019. FILE PHOTO. Sat 04 April 2020: By Bassam Tawil  For Palestinian women in Syria, there was no reason to celebrate International Women’s Day, […]

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SYKES-PICOT AGREEMENT: SPOILS OF WAR TO BRITAIN AND FRANCE

Tue 21 January 2020: The Sykes-Picot accord was conceived at a high point in Britain and France’s imperial power. Hammered out in the midst of the first world war in anticipation of an Entente victory (the Russian Empire, France and the United Kingdom) over the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria), it was concerned with distributing […]

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THAT TIME RONALD REAGAN OPENED IRAN AND ILLEGALLY SOLD KHOMEINI WEAPONS

That Time Ronald Reagan opened Iran and Illegally sold Khomeini Weapons Wed 06 November 2019: The Reagan administration in the 1980s was buffeted by two policy drives toward Iran. On the one hand, Reagan ally Saudi Arabia supported Iraq, which illegally launched a war on the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1980 in order to […]

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