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14 of the best historical TV shows on Netflix

What are the best historical television series to watch on Netflix right now? We round up the most popular period dramas and documentaries – from the …

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Here's how 10 of the largest and most important naval battles in modern history played out

The waters of the Earth's oceans have seen as much violence and conflict as its land.<p>For centuries the only way to travel the world was to brave the high sea. Control over shipping routes was essential for the security of nations and empires. Throughout history, the nations of the world have built …

Military

8 Reasons The Mongol Empire Dominated

The Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous empire in history. It was started by tribes in the Steppes of Central Asia. Genghis Khan united the …

The history of 2017 in seven charts

When we try to remember 2017 (or more likely, try to forget it), there’s a list of names and places that immediately come to mind – Trump, Weinstein and Las Vegas, where the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history happened. But what were the broader trends of the year? Here we try to …

Sexual Harassment

Impact of Islam on Christianity & West • Salaam One سلام

“Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but He was true In Faith, and bowed His will to God (in Islam), and He joined not gods with God. Without …

Theology

Chrisitan Groups

<b>Today Christianity has around 2.42 billion people as adherents, divided in to many sects, the major ones are:</b><p>Catholic Church – 1.285 …

Christianity

Saudi Arabia and Iran are jostling for control over the Middle East – and it could turn into all-out war

There used to saying in the Middle East: “If a dog barks in the Middle East, British intelligence is behind it.” Replace the word “British” with …

Middle East

These Are the Richest Countries in the World

Of the almost 200 countries in the world, many generate billions, and even trillions, in revenue each year. But which one comes out on top as the …

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

<b>Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it's all recently got a lot more tense. Here's why.</b><p>How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don't get along?<p>Saudi Arabia and Iran - two powerful neighbours - are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance.<p>The decades-old feud …

The French & Indian War/The Seven Years' War: An Overview

The First Global Conflict<p>The French and Indian War began in 1754 as British and French forces clashed in the wilderness of North America. Two years …

Stop glorifying colonialism. Have we already forgotten the starvation, plundering, and sheer brutality?

Recently an academic article, asserting the historical benefits of colonialism, created an outcry and a petition with over 10,000 signatures calling for its removal.<p><i>The Case for Colonialism</i>, published in <i>Third World Quarterly</i> by Bruce Gilley, argues Western colonialism was both “objectively …

World History

This simulation shows what would happen if a nuclear bomb dropped near you

Nuclear Explosion<p>Imagine that a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you.<p>Do you know how the city, surrounding region, and its …

Nuclear Energy

'Mona Lisa nude sketch' found in France

<b>A charcoal drawing housed in another art collection for more than 150 years may have been a sketch for the Mona Lisa, a French art expert says.</b><p>The charcoal portrait of a nude woman, known as the Monna Vanna, was previously attributed only to Leonardo da Vinci's studio.<p>But experts have found enough …

Saladin, Hero of Islam

Saladin, the sultan of Egypt and Syria, watched as his men finally breached the walls of Jerusalem and poured into the city full of European …

The new strife - Religion

Special report<p>ReligionThe new strife<p>THE BOMBASTIC POSTERS and statues of Saddam Hussein disappeared long ago. Now the most visible iconography in …

Middle East

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond – review

Size, as we know, is not everything. You might only be the 90th largest, but you can still emerge with a sizable reputation. This is one of several lessons to be learned from the story of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, way down the list in terms of size but, as this new book’s subtitle suggests, looming …

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The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

The Nazis, with the help of an Arab cleric, used Islamic extremists as a tool

It didn’t end well for anyone<p>When the Nazis heard Mohammed Amin al-Husseini calling for Arabs to “kill the jews wherever you find them,” they knew …

At A Hefty Cost, World War I Made The U.S. A Major Military Power

World War I sometimes seems like the war America forgot.<p>The U.S. entered the fight a century ago, on April 6, 1917, nearly three years after it erupted in Europe during the summer of 1914. The Americans made quite a splash, turning a stalemate in favor of their British and French allies.<p>The cost …

The Educational Methods of Our Prophet (PBUH)

<b>By Vahap Gultekin</b><p><b>As a model in human relationships, the methods that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used in spreading his cause and mission will prove</b> …

Pedagogy

Arab Conquests and Sasanian Iran

Iran, despite its conquest by the armies of Islam, retained its own Persian language and much of its culture. Khodadad Rezakhani examines the process …

Houthi forces appear to be using Iranian-made drones to ram Saudi air defenses in Yemen, report says

Houthi forces are using a type of drone probably built by Iran to attack Saudi and UAE missile defense sites in Yemen, an arms research organization said in a report Wednesday.<p>The report, put out by the group Conflict Armament Research, or CAR, looks at seven Houthi Qasef-1 drones and one drone …

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Battle of Long Island (Aug. 27, 1776) Summary & Facts

The Battle of Long Island was fought between British and American troops during the American Revolution. The battle began on August 27, 1776 and …

Trump wants to push back against Iran, but Iran is now more powerful than ever

BEIRUT — President Trump’s tough talk on Iran is winning him friends in the Arab world, but it also carries a significant risk of conflict with a U.S. rival that is now more powerful than at any point since the creation of the Islamic republic nearly 40 years ago.<p>With its warning last week that …

The East India Company: How a trading corporation became an imperial ruler

Featured in BBC One’s period drama <i>Taboo</i> as a company with huge influence and power – and one which is unafraid to further its interests by nefarious …

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Books: 10 most important books of 2016 and more

Hello, I'm books editor Carolyn Kellogg, with this week's book news for you.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>Looking back on the year, I've selected the 10 most important books of 2016. Because books take so long to create, there's no guarantee that they'll be as meaningful when they're published as they were when …

The greatest European military leaders of all time

The common thread linking all those who reached the very top of that profession is a genius for tactics and an ability to adapt mid-way through a battle in order to secure victory.<p>From the ancient Greeks to the modern day, the tools of the game have changed dramatically but the aim remains the same …