Stories tagged: Civil War
Thu., June 27, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
Libya’s U.N.-backed government reclaimed a strategic town near Tripoli from opposition forces that have been fighting for the past three months to capture the country’s capital, with a government spokesman …
Tue., May 28, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
New satellite photos obtained on Tuesday show significant damage to Syrian villages and surrounding farmland as a result of a government offensive on the last rebel stronghold in the country.
UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 5:26 p.m.
Saturday marked the start of the Washington Civil War Association annual reenactment. This year’s, hosted in Cheney, runs Saturday through Monday.
Tue., May 21, 2019, 11:24 a.m.
The U.N. envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the oil-rich nation “is on the verge of descending into a civil war” that could divide the country and imperil the security …
Sun., April 28, 2019, 9:44 p.m.
The equestrian statue of Union Gen. Winfield Scott stirred controversy as soon as it was installed in 1874.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Ancestry.com on Friday apologized for an ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era.
Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
Iowa Republican congressman Steve King broached a second American Civil War in a Saturday evening Facebook post – a bizarre meme of two fighting figures, one red and one blue, …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 1 p.m.
South Sudan’s warring parties on Wednesday signed what they say is the final peace agreement to end the country’s five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced …
Wed., July 25, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
South Sudan’s warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced Wednesday, days after the United States said …
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 2:02 p.m.
South Sudan government troops violated the country’s latest cease-fire just hours after it began at midnight, the armed opposition claimed Saturday, while a government spokesman accused the rebels of attacking …
Fri., June 29, 2018, 3:15 p.m.
A cease-fire began at midnight Saturday in South Sudan as a weary nation wondered whether this latest attempt to end a five-year civil war would hold.
Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
Researchers have discovered the remains of two Civil War soldiers buried among a batch of severed limbs on a northern Virginia battlefield.
UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
With the thunderous crack of a cannon and the sulfurous pop of a musket, the Battle of Gettysburg was on. The Union soldiers, clad in various shades of blue, moved …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
A local retiree spends his days sifting through cemetery records, updating lists of the dead. His work has led to some surprising discoveries – and even united families across more …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017
Today we offer the Thanksgiving proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Oct. 3, 1863. The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
The United States and Russia are nearing an agreement on Syria for how they hope to resolve the Arab country’s civil war once the Islamic State group is defeated, officials …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate. Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
White House chief of staff John Kelly says Confederate General Robert E. Lee was “an honorable man” and applying current thinking on social issues to figures in history is “very, …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Seeking further input, a state panel in North Carolina on Friday delayed a decision on whether three Confederate monuments from the grounds of the old Capitol should be moved to …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
On the heels of a clash between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Virginia last month, Rep. Barbara Lee wants statues of Confederate heroes removed from the U.S. Capitol.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
After all this time, it could be argued that it doesn’t matter, but the blood that was shed over a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, is powerful …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
A Tennessee theater has canceled a long-running screening of “Gone With the Wind” because of racially insensitive content in the classic 1939 film.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Why should public lands play host to marble, granite and bronze images of men who tried to destroy our relatively new nation?
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
The national soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy’s demigods has extended to other historical figures accused of wrongdoing, including Christopher Columbus (brutality toward Native Americans), the …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Half of the estimated 20,000 people trapped in Syria’s northern city of Raqqa are children, an official with the U.N. children’s agency said Friday, describing the traumatizing experiences of children …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city’s mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city’s …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Photos posted on a Howard County executive’s Facebook page show the memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City being removed Monday night and placed onto a truck.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
The University of Texas removed four Confederate statues from its Austin campus early Monday morning, amid growing pressure to take down such monuments in the wake of racist violence in …