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U.S. May Strike Syria Tonight

On August 21, many Arab and Western mass media reported “sensational” news that the Syrian armed forces had used chemical weapons in the suburbs of Damascus. However, Syrian authorities disproved the information and a lot of people all over the world didn’t believe the evidence provided by the opposition. It […]

The West Strikes Back in Syria

No sooner than the United Nations chemical weapons inspectors arrived in Damascus – within 72 hours, in fact – the Syrian opposition figures based in Istanbul, Turkey, have claimed that up to 1400 people have been killed in chemical weapons attacks by the government forces on the outskirts of the […]

The Escalation of the Crisis in Egypt

The internal political crisis in Egypt is a reflection of the schism in Egyptian society. On 14 August, Egypt’s political forces and army special forces, in accordance with an order given by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General, cleared protest camps and barricades in Cairo in front […]

Arms and the Elephant

Archival material of the 1940s shows that the British supplied arms to Tibet and a movie projector to the Dalai Lama and even made vain attempts to send an elephant to him. EDMOND CANDLER’s book The Unveiling of Lhasa(1905) had described Britain’s relationship with Tibet as something akin to “the […]