Category Archives: History

World History and History of the Middle-east

Remembering Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina … Continue reading

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Ancient Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti Bust Sparks Outrage

A 3D model of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti’s face has sparked a race row – with many claiming it should be darker. Working from the mummy, scientists from the University of Bristol brought the 3,400-year-old Queen – thought to be Tutankhamun’s … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Beer-Making Facilities Found by Archaeologists

Josh Gabbatiss Excavation of an ancient Egyptian site has found evidence of beer and bread-making in a newly discovered building complex. The city of Tell Edfu, located around 400 miles south of Cairo in the Nile Valley, has been explored … Continue reading

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8 Sexually Explicit Songs From the 1930’s

Chris Han Don’t even think for a second that we’re the only generation to push the boundaries of music, lyrically, into hyper-sexual, utter crass territories. Here are a bunch of songs from eight decades ago that predate “sweat drip down … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to all our Orthodox Friends all over the World

Orthodox Christmas Traditions A nativity icon from the Russian Orthodox Church. Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christians include members of the Eastern Orthodox Church which is prevalent in Russia and Eastern Europe, and also the Oriental Orthodox churches such as Coptic, Ethiopian … Continue reading

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Former Egyptian Premier Ahmed Shafiq Says Intends To Run in 2018 Election شفيق رئيس وزراء مصر الأسبق يعلن خوض الانتخابات الرئاسية

FILE PHOTO: Former Prime Minister and current presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq addresses a news conference in Cairo June 3, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force pilot and ex-presidential candidate, … Continue reading

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Leah Chase

Leah Chase (born January 6, 1923) is a New Orleans chef, author and television personality. She is known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine, and advocates for African-American art and Creole cooking. Her restaurant, Dooky Chase, was known as a … Continue reading

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Auburn Automobile

Auburn was a brand name of American automobiles produced from 1900 through 1937. Corporate history The Auburn Automobile Company grew out of the Eckhart Carriage Company, founded in Auburn, Indiana, in 1874 by Charles Eckhart (1841–1915). Eckhart’s sons, Frank and … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau Apologises for Boarding School Abuse. More Apologies Are Needed

Justin Trudeau has apologised to hundreds of indigenous peoples in Canada who were forcibly placed into a system of boarding schools that were rife with abuse, but some local leaders say the prime minister’s apology does not go far enough. … Continue reading

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African Migrants Sold in Libya Slave Markets by Islamist

Slaves are usually tortured while their captors demand a ransom from their families over the phone. Women are often raped by their “buyers” African migrants desperate to reach Europe are being sold as slaves in Libya for as little as … Continue reading

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Montreal Elects First Woman Mayor Valérie Plante

Valérie Plante (born June 14, 1974 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) is a Canadian politician, currently the mayor-elect of Montreal, Quebec, Canada First elected to Montreal City Council in the 2013 municipal election, she has served as leader of the opposition Projet … Continue reading

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Egypt and Israel: Forty Years in the Desert of Cold Peace

Sadat, Begin, and Carter after the signing of the Egypt/Israel peace treaty By: Moomen Sallam and Ofir Winter On November 19, 2017, Israel and Egypt will mark the fortieth anniversary of Anwar Sadat’s dramatic visit to Jerusalem, when from the … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Theory of Happiness Sells for $1.3 Million at Auction

JERUSALEM — While Albert Einstein’s theory of happiness may be relative, it fetched $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction on Tuesday. The Nobel-winning scientist’s musings, on a handwritten note, may not be as famous as his groundbreaking theory of relativity, … Continue reading

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The women fighters who helped defeat ISIS in Raqqa

By Ghazi Balkiz and Angela Dewan Raqqa, Syria (CNN)Kurdish female fighters have celebrated in Raqqa this week after the defeat of ISIS militants, whose brutal rule over the city has come to an end after almost four years. When asked … Continue reading

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Abbott and Costello

Abbott (left) and Costello (right) circa 1940s Abbott and Costello were an American comedy duo composed of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, whose work on radio and in film and television made them the most popular comedy team of the … Continue reading

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Arabs Intellectuals Views on Backwardness and Religion

ابراهيم البليهي Ibrahim Al-Buleihi Nidhal Naisa نيدال نيسا‬‎ Sayyid Al-Qemany سيد القمني عبد الحميد الأنصاري Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari

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Catalonia: Catalan Independence Referendum, October 1st 2017

The regional Government of Catalonia has set a referendum on Catalan independence for 1 October 2017. This referendum was first called for in June 2017 and was approved by the Catalan parliament in a session on 6 September 2017 along … Continue reading

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Isotta Fraschini Automobiles

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Isotta Fraschini is an Italian motors brand historically known for the production of cars as well as trucks, and engines for marine and aviation use. D80 (left) and D65 (right) Founded in Milan, Italy, in … Continue reading

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