ARABELLA VICKERS

ROME –  Bahraini women journalists are spearheading the battle for equal rights with men in the conservative Gulf, an EGIC conference on gender equality and the middle east heard.

28 May 2021
INSIDER NEWSDESK

  MILAN - Carla Fracci, the ballet dancer, actress, and cultural “point of reference”, has died aged 84.

  She died on Thursday in Milan, the city in which she was born and spent most of her life, after a long battle with cancer.

  Fracci was one of the best known and critically acclaimed ballet dancers of the 20th century, performing on the biggest global stages, most notably Milan’s La Scala. 

28 May 2021
ABDELKADER CHEREF

  ALGIERS - The clampdown and arrests of demonstrators and civil society activists taking part in the Hirak, Algeria's pro-democracy movement, are on the rise again in the weeks before the 12 June parliamentary elections.

  The arrests mark the end of a three-month appeasement period that started with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's order to release 59 political detainees, and after a yearlong pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

27 May 2021
Orlando Low

  ROME - The Ministry of Health, ISS (Higher Institute of Health) and regional councils have this week come to an agreement about the measures to be put in place in the case of a region becoming a white zone, the lowest risk category.

  Health Minister Roberto Speranza said he was “satisfied with the understanding” they reached, and that “there is an awareness that we still need prudence and a gradual approach.

27 May 2021
Vlad Adrian

  BUCHAREST -- We are in a period of relative peace and a ceasefire armistice, fighting and destruction in the Middle East as agreed by Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza supported by Hamas ("Hope" - founded in 1987 by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin) and "Islamic Jihad" ("Holy War" - an organization founded in 1982 within the Lebanese Shiite "Amal" movement).

26 May 2021
Rusa Dvalishvili

Libya– Terrifying images of dead children draw attention to the horrible tragedies that continue to take place in the Mediterranean , off the Libyan cost. Oscar camps, director and  founder of the Ngo Proactiva open arms is the one reminding the public of the mass slaughter of migrants who venture on many hopeful voyages aboard crumbling boats.

26 May 2021
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME -- Jaded FAO staff struggling to work from home without human contact with their colleagues were not overly impressed by a town hall meeting presided over by Director General Qu Dongyu in which he made hyperbolic claims that changes in human resources policies and other supposed reforms by the Chinese agronomist were "unpredecedented in the history  of  FAO."

26 May 2021
INSIDER NEWSDESK

  LAKE MAGGIORE - Three people have been arrested in relation to the cable car crash on Sunday that killed 14 people on Mount Mottarone, amid claims from the investigating prosecutors that the managers of the cableway had known of issues with the emergency brakes since April 26, when the cable cars had reopened, according to police sources.

26 May 2021
Ruso Dvalishvili

  VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his condolences to the families of 14 people killed in a cable car crash in northern Italy.

  In a telegram to Bishop Franco Giulio Brambilla of Novara, Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin wrote that the pope, "thinking with great emotion of the many lives tragically cut short while immersed in the wonders of creation, assures prayers for those who are gone, those who cry for them and for little Eitan."

25 May 2021

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