Plagues, politics and conflict: Hajj cancellations over the centuries

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday laid the ground for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to be cancelled, calling on pilgrims to defer…

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This Day in History: Last US Combat Troops Withdraw from Vietnam

On this day 47 years ago, the last remaining American combat troops pulled out of Vietnam, ending direct U.S. military…

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Remembering the US Invasion of Iraq 2003

Seventeen years ago, on 19 March 2003, the US led the western invasion of Iraq in a war many consider…

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Turkey marks 105th anniversary of Canakkale Victory

Turkey will remember Wednesday as the 105th anniversary of March 18, 1915, a day celebrated as Canakkale Victory and Martyrs’…

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Vatical reveals truth about ‘Hitler’s Pope’

Historians can now pore over secret files from the papacy of Pius XII, who has long faced accusations of being…

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