Day: May 26, 2013

Alphonse de Lamartine

Epigraph “If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and outstanding results are the  three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in  modern history with Muhammad?” Alphonse de Lamartine, Foreign Minister of  France, in his book History of Turkey From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump […]

Leaders open landmark AU summit in Ethiopia

Meeting to mark African bloc’s 50th jubilee expected to call for dropping of ICC charges against Kenyan leader. Dozens of African leaders met in the Ethiopian capital to mark 50 years since the founding of the African Union, a continentwide organisation that helped liberate Africa from colonial masters and which […]

Israel’s interests in Syria

The fall of Assad would be a great blow to Iran’s ambitions for Middle East dominance. It is a mistake for Israelis to express support for Bashar Assad. Israel should stay out of the Syrian conflict altogether while hoping for the fall of the Assad regime. Ultimately, Israel would be […]