ISIL crucifies eight rebels in Syria's Aleppo: NGO

Jun 30, 2014

ISIL crucifies eight rebels in Syria's Aleppo: NGO

A jihadist group in Syria has publicly executed and crucified eight rebels fighting both President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the jihadists, a monitor said on Sunday. The report comes amid fierce clashes on the outskirts of Damascus between the Islamic State of Iraq and ...

How WWI shaped the 20th century and beyond

Jun 29, 2014

How WWI shaped the 20th century and beyond

by Angus Mackinnon

There is one line from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” that might easily have been written about the legacy of World War I. “It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood.” As the guns fell silent in 1918, the victors all agreed on one thing: ...

Bosnia marks end of Europe's violent century

Jun 29, 2014

Bosnia marks end of Europe's violent century

Artists and diplomats declared a new century of peace and unity in Europe on Saturday in the city where the first two shots of World War I were fired exactly 100 years ago. On June 28, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand was ...