22nd May 1990. The two Yemens, north and south, become one. The mood of the world seems to be for the dissolution of old animosities. In that same week…
7 December 2021: The Daily Mirror alleges there was an illegal Christmas party at Number 10, Downing Street, in 2020. A video appears to show Boris…
January 2022: An investigation of the world's forests declares that over 9,000 tree species have yet to be discovered by science. The findings, the…
27 Feb 2014: Russian troops begin the invasion of Crimea 18 Mar 2014: Crimea and Sevastopol are formally incorporated into Russia 22 Jan 2022: Russian…
A search for Armenians in India
A market scene
24 November 2021: South Africa reports a new variant of the Sars-Covid 2 virus. The WHO designate it as omicron, inexplicably skipping both nu and xi in…
The history of conflicts is never simple
In 1994 I was in Sana’a in Yemen when two things happened: war broke out and I met Bruce. I’m not sure which of these two events was the more…
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a journey to a place that is entirely itself
former communist apparatchiks are bitter about lost glories, and seek to reassert themselves...