Stories tagged: civil war
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
With an impeachment inquiry underway, President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that removing him from the presidency would cause a Civil War-level of splintering of the United States, a reiteration of …
Thu., June 27, 2019
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
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
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
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
The equestrian statue of Union Gen. Winfield Scott stirred controversy as soon as it was installed in 1874.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.