Lawrence of Arabia in Waziristan

Thomas Edward Lawrence, byname Lawrence of Arabia was a British archaeological scholar, military strategist, and author best known for his legendary war activities in the Middle East during World War I and for his account of those activities in ‘The Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ (1926). Lawrence arrived at Miranshah, an outpost in Waziristan near the … Read more

Pashtun–Ottoman War (1725–1727)

In 1725 AD, Ashraf Hotak succeeded Shah Mahmud. He started his career in an insecure situation. Because of death of Mahmud, he couldn’t expect any help from Kandahar nor from the Ghilzai leaders who suspected him of Mahmud’s murder. At about that time, court of Constantinople and St. Petersburg were said to be cherishing designs … Read more