World War I

  • 100 years of World War I: Dizzying figures from the war that changed the world 4 days ago

    Paris: Millions of dead, millions more wounded, widowed and orphaned, the dizzying figures from World War I provide a small clue to the scale and horrors of the 1914-18 conflict. The lack of reliable statistical tools at the time makes figures on the Great War difficult to pin down, accounting for...
  • 100 years of World War I: Timeline of The Great War 4 days ago

    Paris: The Great War pulled in close to 70 million soldiers on five continents, leaving some 10 million dead in battle and claiming many million more lives through hunger and disease. The 1914-18 conflict toppled four empires, Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman and Russian, redrawing the world map and shaping the geopolitics of...
  • Watch: Bastille Day fireworks lit up Eiffel Tower July 15, 2014

    Spectacular firework display over Eiffel Tower as France marks the centenary of World War-I on Bastille Day. Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution as France marks the centenary of World War-I on Bastille Day. ...
  • 100 years of World War I: June 28, 1914 - the day that changed the world June 27, 2014

    Sarajevo: Sunny Sarajevo was in festive mood on June 28, 1914 for the visit of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. But it was to be a dark day, and one that changed the world. By 11 o'clock, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire would be dead, an assassination that plunged Europe into...
  • Sarajevo remembers spark for Great War June 27, 2014

    Sarajevo: Sarajevo marks 100 years since the assassination that triggered World War I on Saturday, but without the leaders of Europe and with its people still torn over the legacy of that fateful day. Five weeks after a Bosnian Serb nationalist shot dead the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife,...
  • Obama honours American WWI dead at Flanders Field March 26, 2014

    Wesley Creech could no longer hide the darkness of his thoughts as he longed for his wife Carzetta and 5-month-old daughter Marie: "If I never see you and Marie any more in this life I hope to meet you in a Better Place," he wrote in a letter on Aug....
  • Lawmaker calls for end of ban on Sikh articles in US military January 23, 2014

    A top American lawmaker on Thursday asked the Pentagon to end a ban on Sikh articles of faith including turban and beard in the US military, a long-standing demand of the Sikh-American community. In the wake of new Pentagon rules permitting limited religious accommodations, Congressman Joe Crowley requested the US Armed...
  • World War I 'sacred soil' ceremony honours Indian soldiers December 1, 2013

    The sacrifice made by thousands of Indian soldiers fighting for the British Army during World War I has been recognised as part of a ceremony London. "Sacred soil" from 70 WWI battlefields in Belgium, which arrived by warship to the UK, was laid at a memorial garden marking the 100th anniversary...
  • Hitler protected Jew who was WW I hero: Report July 7, 2012

    Berlin: A Jewish World War I veteran was allegedly spared - for a while, at least - from Nazi persecution thanks to a letter that claimed Adolf Hitler wanted him protected, a German Jewish newspaper reported. The Nazi leader ordered the genocide of all Europe's Jews but apparently wanted Ernst Hess,...
  • People's power - Anna Hazare was not the first September 16, 2011

    The Magna Carta In 1215, fed up with King John losing his lands, men and money in France, the barons of England made a deal with him. They wanted to protect their liberties and privileges while limiting the king's powers. It was the first document that English subjects forced on their...
  • CIA reveals invisible ink formula April 20, 2011

    Washington: The CIA lifted the lid on one corner of the cloak and dagger world of World War I, declassifying six of the oldest secret documents in the US government archives, the agency announced Tuesday. The documents show top techniques used by spies, generals and diplomats to send secret messages in...
  • US accuses Turkey of genocide during World War I October 13, 2007

    New Delhi: A soldier was wounded after guerillas from the Kurdistan Workers Party or PPK opened fire on a military control point at the Turkish-Iraq border. The attack came even as the Turkish government was planning a major military incursion into Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels who use northern Iraq...