Their names are all mythic references, but their fame shines in newspapers. They are called Sibyl, Cassiopia, Minerva: they are the three Italian warships that in the last ten years have been involved in incidents against ships filled with immigrants. Ten dead and 40 lost in the episode last Sunday in the Straits of Messina (still to be cleared up) that saw the corvette Minerva come alongside and overturn a barge of immigrants coming from Libya. The nth tragedy of the sea has forcefully reopened the debate on the prevention (and repression) of illegal immigration.
After a 34-day conflict, between Israel and Lebanon the guns are silent, but problems remain. Now it falls to us to compute, for each side, the cost of this conflict
Australian Prime Minister forced to withdraw a legislation that would have sent all asylum seekers to the island of Nauru
A bright new future for the natives: the constituent assembly has opened and a new Bolivia is emerging
The Kosovo government allocated 12 million euro to rebuild Serb properties in villages such as Svinjare/Frashër, where about 120 homes were burned. But only few families remained
Saddam’s regime imposed the dominion of the Sunni minority on the Kurds and Shias with violence. Now Shia and Sunni communities, when in the minority, leave their cities
Seven hundred kilometers of dust, poor huts of dried mud and camels the same color as the mud, nibbling on brush. I could start describing the trip from Kabul to Lashkar Gah with the waving figure of Karzai, mounted on a cement arch at the end of the city and facing toward it, as if to say: "This is where the jurisdiction of the mayor of Kabul ends, and Afghanistan begins".
A foundation reunites people who should hate each other, and makes them work together. It is called Breaking the Ice and it is an initiative which involves individuals who have personally experienced the traumas and horrors of war. A travel from Jerusalem to Tripoli, in Libya, sharing their fatigue to understand each others’ problems. This is the story of their journey, told through their diary
What are George Bush, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, and the powerful of the world, doing in the heart of night, seated on the shore of a little lake in a forest in northern California, in front of a giant stone owl at the feet of which a human fetish is cremated in a sacrificial rite?
From July 31, 2006, the Nato/Isaf mission officially assumed command of operations on the Southern Afghan front, up to this time conducted by the Enduring Freedom. Originally conceived as a “peace” force, Isaf has now to fight a true and proper war, and therefore it had to provide itself with much more aggressive “rules of engagement”: no longer “shoot only if attacked”, but “shoot first”