The late US general was an inspiration to immigrants and black Americans, but his role in the war in Iraq wreaked havoc. .
Condolences and tributes poured in Monday from leaders in the United States and around the world, after announcing that Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants who became the first black U.S. Secretary of State, had died of complications from COVID -19 . He was 84 years old. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell … Read more
For many Iraqis Colin Powell is the American official who appeared before the United Nations Security Council in 2003 to justify a devastating war against their country. Word from Powell’s dead Monday, at the age of 84, sparked feelings of anger in Iraq at the former Secretary of State, one of many officials in the … Read more
Former U.S. Representative Todd Akin, a conservative Republican from Missouri whose comment that women’s bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape,” scuttled his bid for the U.S. Senate and became a cautionary tale for other GOP officials. candidates, died late Sunday. He was 74. Akin had had cancer for several … Read more
“I pray that when I leave this good, green earth, whatever God or nature, my soul will be taken and wander through the woods to see the new spring flowers grow and to touch the newborn leaves on the trees. ” Amy Barlowe Bodman first read that inscription on the penultimate page of a small … Read more
Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the former head of the military council that temporarily ruled Egypt after the 2011 uprising, has died at the age of 85, the Egyptian presidency said. A decorated veteran of wars against Israel in 1956, 1967 and 1973, Tantawi served as defense minister for nearly 21 years. He headed the Supreme … Read more
Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika died Friday at the age of 84 after years of ill health. After a crippling stroke in 2013, Bouteflika withdrew from the public eye. In 2014, he earned the moniker of “the ghost president” when he was elected to a fourth straight term — without even appearing in person on … Read more
Sudoku number puzzles are extremely popular all over the world and millions of them challenge themselves every day. Maki Kaji, a puzzle enthusiast and publisher known as the “Godfather of Sudoku” — the number puzzle played by millions of people around the world every day — has passed away at the age of 69, his … Read more