The Treaty of Mudros ended Ottoman participation in World War I and effectively — if not legally—marked the dissolution of a once mighty empire. From its ruins, the victors of the First World War attempted to use the post-war peace negotiations to create a new, more unpredictable entity: the modern Middle East. It was signed… Continue reading Ottomans – Arabs – Palestine – Israel – England – France
Late frosts throughout France are feared to have caused damage to vineyards, orchards and crops with producers trying to counter the sudden drop in temperatures with a wide range of protections including candles, water sprays and even helicopters. As die koue skielik kom afpak en dis nie verwag nie, moet 'n boer altyd 'n plan maak. Vir diere… Continue reading Farmers Frost damage in France
The Battle of Verdun, 21 February to 15 December 1916, became the longest battle in modern history. It was originally planned by the German Chief of General Staff, Erich von Falkenhayn to secure victory for Germany on the Western Front. The aim was to crush the French army before the Allies grew in strength through… Continue reading Battles of Verdun, Somme, Arras and Hindenburg Line
Iraq's parliament called on Sunday for U.S. and other foreign troops to leave as a backlash grows against the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general, and President Donald Trump doubled down on threats to target Iranian cultural sites if Tehran retaliates. Deepening a crisis that has heightened fears of a major Middle… Continue reading USA – Iran – Iraq – Middle east
Back on November 11, 2018, a planetwide rumble emanated from somewhere between eastern Africa and Madagascar. This strange signal, thought by scientists at the time to be related to a colossal but hard-to-identify magmatic process, was pinpointed to have come from 30 miles east of the island of Mayotte, beneath the waves. read also ... Active volcano… Continue reading Mayotte island – Indian Ocean
By Kyle Olson, The American Mirror, April 15, 2018: A whole lot of people with Arab [Muslim] names are finding the historic Notre Dame ablaze very funny. Twitter user Damien Rieu posted a video showing the amount of people responding to a video of the Paris church with a “laughing” face emoji. “Allah est grand,” Mohamed Mouara… Continue reading Notre Dame – two fires?
The roof of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral collapsed Monday as a massive fire ripped through the structure. The city's mayor and firefighters warned people to stay away from the area. There have been no confirmed deaths, according to Paris police, while a French government official said no injuries had yet been reported. President Emmanuel Macron… Continue reading Notre-Dame fire – Paris (France)