The Exotic Dancer Who Became WWI’s Most Notorious Spy
Exotic, alluring and endlessly mysterious, the dancer known as Mata Hari took Europe by storm in the early 20th century with her risqué, Asian-influenced striptease routines.
This "Red Zone" In France, Is So Dangerous, 100 Years After WWI It Is Still A No-Go Area
The Zone Rouge (Red Zone) is a region in Verdun, France spanning some 460 square miles of mostly virgin forest – at least on the…
The Red Baron - Separating Truth From Fiction
During World War I a scarlet triplane terrorized the skies over France. This image is one that many people conjure when they think of Manfred von Richthofen, or the Red Baron. Today, a similar triplan...
Afghan response to hospital bombing is muted, even sympathetic
The changed tone comes as Afghan leaders growing increasingly anxious over next year’s U.S. withdrawal.
WWI: The Tragic Moment A Man Was Ordered To Kill His Best Friend
Private Jimmy Smith joined the British army to fight and protect his country. But after fighting gallantly at Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 and the Battle of the Somme during the First World War, his own...
8 Things You May Not Know About The Gallipoli Campaign
On April 25, 1915, British-led troops poured onto the Ottoman Empire’s Gallipoli Peninsula in what was then the largest amphibious assault ever attempted. The plan, thought up once World War I’s Weste...
World War I in Photos
One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps...
Armenian–Azerbaijani War
The Armenian–Azerbaijani War, which started after the Russian Revolution, was a series of brutal and hard-to-classify conflicts in 1918, then from 1920 to 1922 that occurred during the brief independe...
Armenian–Azerbaijani War - Wikipedia
Ninth Crusade
The Ninth Crusade, which is sometimes grouped with the Eighth Crusade, is commonly considered to be the last major medieval Cru...
Ninth Crusade - Wikipedia
First Crusade
The First Crusade (1096–1099) was the first of a number of crusades that attempted to capture the Holy Lands called by Pope Urban II in 1095. It started as a widespread pilgrimage in western christend...
First Crusade - Wikipedia
Second Crusade
The Second Crusade (1145–1149) was the second major crusade launched from Europe. The Second Crusade was started in response to the fall of the County of Edessa the previous year to the forces of Zeng...
Second Crusade - Wikipedia
Turkish War of Independence
The Turkish War of Independence (Turkish: İstiklâl Harbi, literally "Independence War" or Kurtuluş Savaşı literally "Liberation War" or Milli Mücadele literally "National Campaign" ; May 19, 1919...
Turkish War of Independence - Wikipedia
Turkish–Armenian War
The Turkish–Armenian War, known as the Eastern Front (Turkish: Doğu Cephesi) of the Turkish War of Independence in Turkey, refers to a conflict in the autumn of 1920 between the First Republic of ...
Turkish–Armenian War - Wikipedia
The Exotic Dancer Who Became WWI’s Most Notorious Spy
Exotic, alluring and endlessly mysterious, the dancer known as Mata Hari took Europe by storm in the early 20th century with her risqué, Asian-influenced striptease routines.
Targeted Killing in International Law
Targeted Killing in International Law is a book about the legality of targeted killing, written by Nils Melzer. It was first published by Oxford University Press in May 2008. The book explores the his...
Targeted Killing in International Law - Wikipedia
Turkish-Armenian War
The Turkish–Armenian War, known as the Eastern Front (Turkish: Doğu Cephesi) of the Turkish War of Independence in Turkey, refers to a conflict in the autumn of 1920 between the First Republic of ...
Turkish-Armenian War - Wikipedia
Siege of Arqa
The First Crusade march down the Mediterranean coast, from captured Antioch to Jerusalem, started on 13 January 1099. During the march the Crusaders encountered little resistance, as local rulers pr...
Mongol invasions of Georgia
Mongol conquests of Kingdom of Georgia, which at that time incorporated Armenia and much of the Caucasus, consisted of multiple invasions throughout the 13th century. The Mongol Empire first appeared ...
Mongol invasions of Georgia - Wikipedia
Rhineland massacres
The call for the First Crusade touched off the Rhineland massacres, also known as the German Crusade of 1096, the persecutions of 1096 or Gezeroth Tatenu. Prominent leaders of crusaders involved in t...
Rhineland massacres - Wikipedia
Battle of Artaxata
The Battle of Artaxata, located near the Arsanias river, was fought in 68 BC between the Roman Republic and the Kingdom of Armenia. The Romans were led by Consul Lucius Licinius Lucullus, while the Ar...
First Crusade: March down the Mediterranean coast
The First Crusade march down the Mediterranean coast, from captured Antioch to Jerusalem, started on 13 January 1099. During the march the Crusaders encountered little resistance, as local rulers pr...
First Crusade: March down the Mediterranean coast - Wikipedia
Trench foot
Trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. It is one of many immersion foot syndromes. The use of the word trench in the nam...
Trench foot - Wikipedia
Nagorno-Karabakh War
The Nagorno-Karabakh War (Azerbaijani: Qarabağ Müharibəsi), referred to as the Artsakh Liberation War (Armenian: Արցախյան ազատամարտ, Artsakhyan azatamart) by Armenians, was an ethnic conflict ...
Nagorno-Karabakh War - Wikipedia