Mesopotamia

BEHEMOTH Frontman Says New Album Is "One Of A Kind"

All we know about the coming <b>Behemoth</b> album is that it's probably all recorded at this point and that there's a song on there likely titled "Wolves Ov …

New Albums

What was the first culture to record weather observations?

×<p>What was the first culture to record weather observations?<p><b>Dear Tom,<br>What was the first culture to record weather observations?</b><p><i>Mary Liasen</i><p>Dear …

Weather

Iraqi beauty queen draws criticism for Israel visit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Sarah Idan, Iraq's 2017 Miss Universe beauty pageant contestant, is visiting Israel this week, a trip that has enraged people back home.<p>Idan was criticized and received death threats after taking a selfie with Israeli contestant Adal Gandelsman during last November's competition. …

Israel

Saudi Arabia Lifts Four Decade Ban; To Screen ‘The Message’ on Eid

<i>The Message</i>, Syrian-American director Moustafa Akkad's epic film about Prophet Mohammed, will be screened for the first time in Saudi cinemas on …

Saudi Arabia

Behemoth's Nergal: New Album Is 'Something We've Never Done Before'

Behemoth mainman Nergal chats with Full Metal Jackie about the band's new live album/DVD, being on Slayer's farewell tour and the next album.Continue …

New Albums

Corey Murder - I Just Bought A Hummer (feat. Gilgamesh the Legend).m4a

Mesopotamia

Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh

<i>By Louise Pryke</i><p>“Forget death and seek life!” With these encouraging words, Gilgamesh, the star of the eponymous 4000-year-old epic poem, coins the …

Ancient History

Film about Prophet Muhammad will be the first Arab film to be released in Saudi Arabia

The film was directed by Moustapha Akkad, and received an Academy Award nomination in the Best Original Score category.<p>The first Arab production to …

Saudi Arabia

GOG Summer Sale Week Two Underway, Offers Ziggurat For Free

Week two of the GOG summer sale is underway, and to mark the occasion, the folks at GOG are offering roguelite FPS Ziggurat for free. The shooter, …

The Witcher

Assyrian Bas-relief with the Head of a Winged Genius

3D Image<p>by Geoffrey Marchal<br>published on 11 June 2018<p>Bas-relief with the head of a winged genius, Nimrud, north-westerly palace (Iraq), neo-Assyrian …

Archaeology

Controversial Prophet Muhammed Film 'The Message' to Become First Arab Title to Get Saudi Release

After a 42-year ban, Anthony Quinn starrer 'The Message' has been approved by Middle East censors.<p>A 4K restored edition of <i>The Message</i>, Moustapha …

Film Festivals

Rob Halford plans to collaborate with Ghost’s Tobias Forge

Rob Halford has revealed that he plans to collaborate with Ghost’s Tobias Forge.<p>Speaking to the <i>Phoenix New Times</i>, the Judas Priest singer said that …

Judas Priest

Michael Myers Escapes From a Mental Institution in Scary AF ‘Halloween’ Trailer

This October, one of the most haunting horror figures of all-time is returning to the big screen, as Blumhouse presents 2018’s <i>Halloween</i>.<p>Michael Myers …

Austrian Economics

HALLOWEEN Set Visit: Malek Akkad and the Emotional Return of Halloween

For Jamie Lee Curtis, returning to Haddonfield was not just a return to terror, it was an opportunity for reuniting. “The truth of the matter is, the …

Horror Movies

Events - Digital workshop - Tablets through time

People have used tablets throughout history for a variety of different activities. Explore for yourself in this hands-on session how clay tablets …

Travel (UK)

Turkey halts filling Tigris dam after Iraq complains of water shortages

ANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Turkey has temporarily stopped filling a huge dam on the Tigris River after complaints from neighboring Iraq, which is suffering water shortages, officials said on Thursday.<p>Turkey's ambassador to Baghdad and Iraq's water minister also said that the two countries had …

World News

Turkey postpones filling upstream dam on Tigris to July 1

Iraq's Minister of Water Resources says Turkey has postponed filling an upstream reservoir on the Tigris River to July 1.<p>During a press conference on …

Middle East

Iraq must act to ward off water security crisis

Diana Moukalled<p>June 07, 2018 15:23<p>There is no value to any verbal assurances about Iraq’s water security, which is being threatened by Turkey and …

Middle East

Preserving Iraq's Heritage: World Monuments Fund partners with Google for new online exhibitions

<i></i>Launched on the Google Arts & Culture platform today, the project includes drone footage of ancient sites and structures like the ziggurat in …

Mesopotamia

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Roger Stone

First solid proof of Mahabharata? 2000BC chariots unearthed in UP

A new excavation of royal burial pits says a lot about our history<p>For the first time in the Indian subcontinent, the Archaeological Survey of India …

Archaeology

Turkish Government Destroys 12,000-Year-Old Settlement

The destruction of historical caves with the use of explosives in the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Turkish government has drawn anger and …

Human Rights

Turkey seeks to reassure Iraqis over upstream dam

BAGHDAD — Turkey said Tuesday that Iraqis have nothing to fear from the filling of an upstream reservoir on the Tigris River, saying “sufficient quantities of water” would continue to flow to the neighboring country.<p>Ambassador Fatih Yildiz told reporters in Baghdad that it will take nearly a year …

Middle East

EV Hive picks up $20 mln Series A

<b>EV Hive</b>, an Indonesian co-working and community operator, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. <b>Softbank Ventures Korea, H&CK Partners</b> and <b>Tigris</b> …

Venture Capital

Iraq post-ISIL: Hundreds of bodies found buried in Mosul

The remains of ISIL fighters are being found close to dead civilians who were unable to escape the fighting in Iraq's second-largest city.<p>Hundreds of bodies have been found in the Iraqi city of Mosul almost a year after it was taken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as …

Middle East

Turkish dam project threatens rift with Iraq over water shortages

BAGHDAD/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iraq is surprised by Turkey's decision to start holding back water behind its Ilisu dam earlier than promised, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday, suggesting it was done to win support for the government in upcoming elections.<p>Turkey has started filling the …

Middle East

Iraqi campaign to boycott Turkey, Iran products following Tigris drought

Water levels have dropped dramatically in the last few days in Iraq’s Tigris river following a decrease in supply out of Turkey.<p>The Iraqi Ministry of …

Middle East

Parliament Fails to Tackle Worst Drought Hitting Iraq

The Iraqi parliament failed on Sunday to convene an extraordinary session to tackle the country’s drought due to a lack of quorum. There has been …

Middle East

Electricity, Water Shortages Raise the Heat of the Iraqi Summer

The Iraqi people have started to complain about water and electricity shortages as the summer season closely approaches. Complaints arose over …

Middle East

June 1, 1918

<b>German attacks between the Oise and Marne in the direction of Paris held generally, though they progress down the Valley of the Ourcq to the edge of</b> …

Kirkuk