3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths - and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry By Sarah Knapton A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today. The tablet, known as … Continue reading Iraqi Genius Discovered In Mathematical Tablets
Hundreds of detained Mosul men claim they have been wrongly rounded up and forced to suffer inhumane conditions. Arresting photos of men suspected of fighting on behalf of Isis in Mosul being held in overcrowded and stifling hot conditions in a nearby prison have emerged as the Iraqi security forces struggle to clear the city … Continue reading Shocking photos emerge of suspected Isis fighters held like battery chickens in overcrowded prison
By Eva Bartlett The last leg of the trip from Damascus to Msyaf followed a road which at times was 500 metres away from terrorist factions (including Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam, Jebhat al-Nusra and Da'esh [ISIS]) occupying Houla villages (including: Kafrlaha, Tel Dow, Tel Dahab, Aqrab, Taiba, Houla and Zara). Three large chimneys of the … Continue reading The Road From Damascus To Msyaf
By Eva Bartlett Last night in an informal meeting with Minister of Reconciliation, Dr. Ali Haidar, he noted that the Syrian government continues to provide services (electricity, water, health care) to areas occupied by terrorists, like Raqqa, Idlib, Deir ez Zor. This speaks volumes about the Syrian government, that in spite of the presence of … Continue reading There Is Nothing Moderate About Depriving Syrian People Of Bread: U.S. Backed Rebel Farce
By Tim Anderson Introduction The following text is the introductory chapter of Professor Tim Anderson’s book entitled The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance. Although every war makes ample use of lies and deception, the dirty war on Syria has relied on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory. … Continue reading Tim Anderson: The Dirty War On Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance
What life's really like in Syria? By Eva Bartlett Syria has long been celebrated not only for its rich historical and cultural mosaic but also for its modern culture, secularism, sheltering refugees from neighbouring countries—including Palestinian refugees who are treated as well as Syrians and with the same rights, and its socialist provisions for the … Continue reading A Journalist's Journey To The Heart Of Syria
Women's Boat to Gaza The National Committee for Breaking the Siege held a sit-in Tuesday in support of the "Women's Boat to Gaza" anti-siege mission. Noor Harazeen has more on this from Gaza: For more information about this upcoming journey see the Women's Boat to Gaza home page.
Day and night, for years, an overwhelming force has been battering this quiet nation, one of the cradles of human civilization. Hundreds of thousands have died, and millions have been forced to flee abroad or have been internally displaced. In many cities and villages, not one house is left intact. But Syria is, against all … Continue reading Syria is the Middle Eastern Stalingrad
While in Boston in 1994, full-time peace activist Bert Sacks made a decision that changed his life forever. He decided to seek out a study produced by a group called the Harvard Study Team, which had reported to The Washington Post that the deliberate destruction of Iraq's civilian infrastructure by the US military, along with … Continue reading One Man's Mission: Justice For Iraq
"Our camp was bombed every day and the siege surrounded the camp. There was not enough food, no clean water, no electricity and death all around us in the camp. "When you have children, you don't think that much about yourself and your needs, you just try to protect your children. We didn't have a … Continue reading Palestinian Refugees: "We arrived after a long and scary trip; walking, driving, hiding."