Monday Aug 18
The Free Dictionary
Afghanistan Gains Independence from United Kingdom
It has a population of around 30 million inhabiting an area of approximately 647,500 km2 , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world.
Navroz Special: 6 fascinating facts about the festival
Navroz or Nowruz is celebrated as the Iranian and Persian New Year; it is the first day of spring or equinox.
Obama rushes to save 'Satan-worshipers,' yawns at Christian slaughter
ISIS is trying to wipe out the Yazidi people in northern Iraq in what some have dubbed an attempted genocide.
Islamic expansion, Sassanid collapse, and Byzantine decline
Islam emerged on the Arabian Peninsula in the seventh century. The religion won many converts and expanded dramatically.
within the walls of the Castle
This photo was taken inside the Castle of Leros during the rehearsal of a theatrical group that came from Athens to give a performance of The Persians by Aeschylus.