South Sudan: Heading for Chaos?

September 30, 2015By Richard C Pendrynews No Comments

South Sudan: heading for chaos? The newest country in the world recently hit the headlines when the warring parties signed a peace agreement to end the 20-month long conflict. One of the clauses of the accord – which president Kiir signed reluctantly on the 26th August, was that a cease-fire would ensue. But before the … Read More

Turkish Kidnapped by Shia Militia

September 12, 2015By Richard C Pendrynews No Comments

Last week some of might have read my artice – Turkish Kidnapping: ISIS? – in which I questioned the validity of the claim made by Marc Pierin – a Carnegie Europe scholar published by Voice of America – that ISIS was responsible for the kidnaping of 18 Turkish construction workers in Bagdahd on 2nd September. … Read More

Turkish Kidnapping; ISIS?

September 8, 2015By Richard C PendryIraq, news No Comments

ISIS responsible for another Turkish kidnapping in Iraq?  I’m not so sure that the Islamic extremist group is to blame this time. There’s alot more here than meets the eye. Turkey, like many other countries is used to having its nationals captured, but it has a far better record of getting them back. In 2013, … Read More

Charleston: Hate Crime or Domestic Terrorism?

July 3, 2015By Richard C Pendrynews 2 Comments

Charleston: hate crime or domestic terrorism? This is the question being asked after the slaughter of nine church goers in one of Americas oldest cities.  But the massacre has been overshadowed by another gruesome shooting in Sousse, Tunisia, with a second lone gunman taking 38 lives, the similarities between the two attacks striking.  The latter … Read More

Hotel Attack Survival Tips

June 26, 2015By Richard C Pendrynews No Comments

Ten things you need to know if your hotel is attacked by terrorists, this article could save your life. The assault on the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Tunisia, shows how vulnerable we all are against organised attacks by determined terrorists desperate to exploit violence to further their extremist agendas. The following are ten things you need … Read More

Will ISIS destroy ancient Palmyra?

June 17, 2015By Richard C Pendrynews, Syria No Comments

In May 2015, ISIS seized the city of Palmyra, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies in the Syrian Desert 215km north east of the capital Damascus. Another World Heritage Site the city of Hatra in northern Iraq has already become a casualty of the fanatical group.  The question is; will ISIS destroy ancient Palmyra? … Read More

D-Day Airborne Assault, 1944/84

June 5, 2014By Richard C Pendrynews 1 Comment

Five hours before the landing craft of the Allied invasion force hit their target – the Normandy beech heads – 23,000 paratroopers from the British 6th Airborne Division, American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, boarded aircraft in airfields throughout southern England for the hour long flight to Normandy, and the … Read More