TRIESTE – Italian police have arrested a Montenegrin racing yacht skipper; Milos Radonjic, who is wanted on a U.S. warrant issued on charges of heading an international drug trafficking gang smuggling thousands of kilos of cocaine into Europe from Ecuador and Colombia, police said Tuesday.

31 Oct 2023
  S.A. Sterling's scrupulously researched biography of multiple Paralympics gold medal winner and sports phenomenon Sarah Storey is a fascinating account of perseverance, resilience and determination against odds that would have discouraged a less courageous and motivated person.
  Storey was born without the use of her left arm and had to overcome many obstacles, including bullying at school because she was “different”, the skepticism of trainers and the difficulty of finding sponsors when she decided to embark on a career of competitive swimming.
27 Oct 2023
Angela Boskovitch
ROMEThe catastrophic conditions facing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza risk getting worse still, due to severe fuel shortages which threaten to bring food and other humanitarian operations to a standstill.
27 Oct 2023

  Francis thought it would be a good idea to have some ice cream. The moment he had pulled the restaurant’s front door behind him, a shuffling crowd had swallowed him up and pushed him forward. He had tried to escape from the suffocating alleys around the Trevi fountain, but in the high street he again had found himself stuck in a crowd. The Roman sun stood high. Its rays were attacking Francis’ fair Celtic hair and skin. He had to put one foot in front of the other. The meal had been very rich. Seated alone at his table, he had felt watched.

27 Oct 2023

 ROME – Michael Dilien and Ben Munster are the joint winners of the 2023 edition of the Desmond O’Grady Literary Prize for short stories on an Italian theme established by the Italian Insider in memory of the newspaper’s late literary editor, prize organisers said Friday.

27 Oct 2023
Grace Stathatos

 ROME – The historic Giggetto al Portico d’Ottavia restaurant in the Jewish ghetto of the Eternal City has celebrated the iconic trattoria’s 100th anniversary with a party attended by journalists and family of the restaurant owners. Students attending the the “Carciofi Masterclass” were hosted at the dazzling event.

25 Oct 2023
Angela Boskovitch

  ROME—Ambassador H.E. Khalid Ahmad Zekriya at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Rome is a man without a country, or at least a government, after the Taliban Regime re-took control in August 2021 following the West's craven withdrawal. “So long as I live, I will never give the keys of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Italy to the Taliban,” he said during an event of the Rome-based think tank, the Euro-Gulf Information Centre.

24 Oct 2023
Rusa Dvalishvili

 TBILISI  –  Napoli's star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has married his beloved fiancée, Nitsa Tavadze,  in his homeland in Georgia. The Orthodox wedding ceremony was held in  the ‘’Samtavro’’ monastery, Tbilisi. The Couple respected their country’s traditions and made the rite memorable. The striker was wearing traditional Georgian costume, the white ‘’Chokha,’’ with swords, while his bride was dazzling in a white dress.

 People from around the world attended the wedding, among them were Georgians and Italians.


22 Oct 2023

 TEHRAN – An Iranian delegation has embarked on a “transformative study tour in China with FAO support” in a development that is sure to raise Western concern over FAO DG Qu Dongyu’s possible distribution of funds to the Iranian regime supporting Hamas and Russia, the Tehran Times reported.

21 Oct 2023