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Italian special forces rescue beleaguered Afghan interpreters
ROME-- Italian special forces troops have rescued some of the hundreds of former Afghan interpreters with the Italian army who were waiting for several days with
U.S. troops 'blocking former Italian army interpeters access to Kabul airport'
KABUL -- Hundreds of Afghan for interpreters for the italian army in Afghanistan and their families have been denied entry to Kabul Airport to get on Italian fl
Hundreds of former Italian army Afghan interpreters marooned as airplanes leave for Italy 'half empty'
KABUL -- More than 300 former Italian army Afghan interpeters and their families remained blocked 'in limbo' outside the gate of Kabul airport Thursday for a sec
"Total chaos" at Kabul airport as interpreters who worked with Italy await access at gate
KABUL -- As many as 370 interpreters and other Afghans who worked with Italian forces and institutions were waiting outside the Afghan capital's airport Tuesday
Iraqi appointment to FAO EU post puzzles pundits
ROME -- The appointment of Iraqi 'hungercrat' Raschad Al-Khafaji as the head
Exclusive: From Taliban-controlled Herat, former interpreter with Italian army says 'I won't forgive you if Taliban kill my son'
Chinese Embassy lambasts Gasparri for hate talk
ROME -- The Chinese Embassy in Rome has lambasted the Forza Italia senator Maurizio Gasparri after he lashed out at Beijing in a tweet saying "China is the shame
Russian "checkmate" stealth warplane unveiled at aviation show
MOSCOW -- The 15th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2021- the first international airshow since the start of the pandemic- was held on July 20-25 in
On blast anniversary, Lebanese children need urgent assistance
BEIRUT – On Aug. 4 one year ago a human tragedy erupted on an apparently peaceful afternoon in the Lebanese capital. It was 6 p.m.
Is Morocco's cyber espionage the last straw for Algeria?
NEW YORK —Days after the most recent flare-up between Algeria and Morocco over the thorny issue of Western Sahara, the
Lamamra and Di Maio consolidate Rome-Algiers 'entente'
ALGIERS -- Continuing his first contacts with his counterparts in the world, the Algerian foreign minister and the national community abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, ha
Italy braces for migrant surge after Tunisia coup
ROME – As many as 15,000 immigrants are poised to cross the Mediterranean from Tunisia to Italy in response to the mushrooming political instability in the north
FAO names French astronaut goodwill ambassador
ROME -- FAO Director General Qu Dongyu has launched a charm offensive toward France, appointing French astronaut Thomas Pesquet as a goodwill ambassador of the U
EGIC: Whither the Middle East after Israel's government change?
ROME - After a tough 18 months for Israel and the Middle East, regional experts Omar Al Busaidy and Moran Zaga, speaking at the latest EGIC conference on Gulf-Israel relations, were confident tha
UK restaurants suffer from exodus of European staff
LONDON - Six months after the UK officially left the European Union, the country is facing a workplace crisis, with 18
African sex harassment case rocks WFP
ROME – A video of a former dedicated woman employee of the World Food Programme who worked for the UN agency for 17 years in senior positions in Africa has gone
US Secretary of State in Rome for anti-Daesh conference
ROME - The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, was in Rome on Monday for the Plenary Ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh, co-chaired this year by the U.S. and Italy.
Ambassador, UN agency executives,'dodge Insider subscription fee'
ROME -- Philippines Ambassador to Italy and the FAO Domingo Nolasco and senior executives of the WFP, FAO, IFAD and UNESCO are among UN agency executives and diplomats who have failed to upgrade t
Flying Dutchman may curb Chinese hegemony over FAO
Dutch envoy elected as FAO Council Independent Chairperson
ROME -- The FAO Conference has elected Ambassador Hans Hoogeveen, the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN Organizations in Rome,
A magical evening of poetry and music in Caffè Greco
ROME - On Sunday June 6, in the evocative setting of the Antico Caffè Greco, for centuries a point of reference for cu
Foreign sports correspondents honoured by AIPS
ROME – Algerian journalist Mourad Rouighi and his Spanish and Turkish colleagues Ana Quiles and Dundar Kesapli have received coveted awards for their professiona
Di Maio summons UAE ambassador after Italian flight blocked
ROME - The Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio, has summoned the UAE’s Ambassador in Italy, Omar Al Shamsi, to the Farnesina after a plane full of Italian journalists blocked from flying over
Urgent appeal by Afghan interpreters threatened by Taliban
HERAT - Several Afghan civilians who worked in various functions for the Italian, British and American armed forces during conflict in their country have launched an urgent appeal for help gettin