Homs is Syria's third largest city and it is situated in the Western part of the country. During the whole civil war - which has determined more than 3 million refugees - its heart has been dramatically hit by the devastation of street fighting and heavy bombing, transforming the whole place in a heap of ruins. Now-a-days the area of the old town - where the Syrian opposition has been based since
A soldier's heart
On March 26, 2010, Corporal Todd Nicely, 26, is in charge of a patrol of twelve Marines in Helmand, in Afghanistan. Suddenly he hears the creepy sound of the activation mechanism of a pressure plate of a IED (improvised explosive device). This simple click will mark his life forever. The explosion throws him in the air, while his thoughts and worries are for his wife Crystal and his soldiers. He d
Ebola - Third Millennium plague
The new principles that regulate social relations in Monrovia are simple: if you touch the wrong person, you die. Touch the person who has touched the wrong person, you die. Get on the wrong taxi, you die. You distractingly scratch your eye or light a cigarette with the hand that has touched the wrong thing or person, and you die.
Ebola is a treacherous enemy because it is invisible, h
In the name of Hitler
"We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
This words - pronounced by David Lane - comes directly from "Mein Kampf" and represent one of the main concepts of the American National Socialist Movement. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center in Washington, the NSM is now-a-days the most important and active party of the extreme right in the United S
Shanghai - Rolls Royce generation
They are the new Chinese entrepreneurs. Young, bright, lovers of luxury, they refuse the past (that is, politics) and look at the future with managerial grit. Boasting U.S. University degrees and European girlfriends. To settle they chose Shanghai, the New York of the East, an ambitious, cosmopolitan city far from the murky Beijing of the Communist politburo. They, the honest Chinese goodfellas (f
The Delta of Amacuro, eastern Venezuela, is one of the most inhospitable places in the whole world. For the past 8.500 years Warao Indians have turned its 20.000 square kilometers of water canals and swamps into their home. Despite the strong culture impact due to colonialism, Warao people have managed to keep their culture and way of life deeply attached to this environment. Until now.
When during Fifteenth century the Portuguese fleet begun to sail the Atlantic ocean, Guinea coasts were among the first territories to be explored, and in 1446 Portugal declared them as its own possession. The real colonisation started a lot later, and it was the result of endless conflicts - mostly with other European nations. Guinea's indipendence came quite late too, in 1974, after a long war o
The Secret History of the Mongols, the oldest literary work written in the Mongolian language, tells how Gengis Khan was able to put under his control more than 30 fighting tribes, and how, once in power, he declared homosexuality immediately illegal in order to attempt to increase the population of his new empire. Today, more than 800 years later, Mongolia is an independent country with the lowes