28 February 2013 – Vatican City Pope’s aren’t supposed to retire. It’s meant to be a job for life. Albeit, quite a short life, since most Bishops of Rome aren’t given the gig until they’re already old men. It’s the way it’s supposed to work.
25 January 2011 – Cairo From 2010 to 2012 a series of revolutions spread across the Arab world. Anger at the ruling classes was fuelled by social media and the hope given by similar popular protests in neighbouring countries. By the time Mohammad Morsi was elected President of Egypt in June 2012, the movement appeared Read More
19 April 1995 – Oklahoma City Terrorism has been omnipresent in Western politics in recent years, usually linked to Islamic organisations and individuals. But terrorism isn’t simply an Islamic thing, or even a middle-eastern thing. That seems most obvious in the case of the Oklahoma City Bombing. On 19 April 1995, two white Christian men Read More
You know how every year some people complain about Easter moving around the calendar, seemingly at random? It’s actually because it’s linked to the Passover which is linked to the phases of the moon. But fear not! The United Kingdom has legally standardised Easter! Legally it can fall on the same day every year, avoiding Read More