John Hewison

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Intervening in Syria will be easier said than done

A picture can convey a thousand words. The front page of Thursday’s New York Times offered a case in point.<p>Spread along the ground, naked from the waist up and kneeling in submission, were Syrian government soldiers. Behind them, holding guns, were “rebels” against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. …

Middle East

Syria has blown a region-wide political crater

“Sorry,” the Turkish border guard told me with a shrug, by way of apology for the rather atypical three-hour queue of dishevelled migrants and travellers I had just endured, “it’s the Syrians.” They are everywhere, these displaced and devastated Arabs, the poor packed into city-sized camps and the …

Middle East

Amateur archaeologists discover subterranean slave world under Roman emperor's villa

Underbellies have charisma. The recent discovery, beneath the Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli, of a subterranean jigsaw of tunnels and roads, …

All humans may be 'Martians': Growing evidence that all life on Earth came 'on a rock' from Mars

All life on Earth could be alien life.<p>So says professor Steven Benner, who has presented a thesis that life in our solar system may have developed …

U.S. on its own as U.K. votes to sit out action against Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to opt out of an attack on Syria left the Obama administration largely on its own as it continued to build its case, at home and internationally, for a coalition-backed military strike to punish the Syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical …

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