Viewing entries tagged with 'war'
At the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the main infantry weapon was the muzzle-loading musket, which fired up to four shots a minute. At the Battle of the Somme, just over a century later, machine gunners could fire off 600 rounds a minute.
'They say you are a threat to national security ... they have something secret on you but they won't tell you what'. Actor Omar Mostafa recounts one Jordanian man's story
Healthcare professionals in Syria caring for the war-wounded are deliberately targeted, says the International Rescue Committee's in its recently publishedCommission on Syrian Refugees report.
We make a quick dash, once we have cleared Tunisian customs, through the empty town of Wazin on to the open road. We pass the risk of Gaddafi's "Grad" rockets that can come at you from the valley below. Just outside Nalut we are waved through a rebel checkpoint, the men...
The once-white tents stretched as far as the eye could see. Three days of pouring rain had created a wet landscape of small lakes and tiny streams. Barefoot children played in freezing muddy water. It was just before Christmas and I was in Atmeh refugee camp, North Syria, home to...
Actor Essam Edris reads the testimony of a man we can only identify as Detainee Z. He is 42 years old and has lived in the UK for 18 years. He was detained in 2005 and has been denied access to any evidence held against him.