Month: November 2019

Thirty years ago the Velvet Revolution brought a playwright to power. Václav Havel continued (figuratively) to ‘stride the boards’ on a new stage. He was in a new real-life role: as his country’s anti-Communist pro-democracy President.

10 November 2019 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin It was to be a strange but enlightening encounter. Our translator, our video cameraman, our producer and I had walked up a staircase to a nondescript apartment in a building close to the Vltava River in the centre of the Czech capital Prague.

EXCLUSIVE: The untold secrets behind Al Qaeda and its 9-11 attacks. Bin Laden faced internal opposition to carrying it out, says a close jihadi confidante. He also reveals more about the leadership of the terrorist group.

7 November 2019 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin. CAIRO – Al Qaeda loyalists made a desperate failed effort to persuade Osama Bin Laden to call off his planned multiple attacks on America, a former senior jihad fighter claimed yesterday. In the first details ever revealed about what went on in the Al Qaeda leadership prior to the 9-11 attacks, Mohammed […]