Analysis & Opinion
Analysis & Opinion
As confused reports came in of a mass shooting at a casino in Manila on Thursday evening, Melania Trump tweeted her condolences to those affected, and although I'm sure that she did so in good conscience, I couldn't help but feel that she was also trying to distract us from another massacre that was taking place closer to home.
There are two visions of a stateless society emerging from the crucible of civil war in Syria-one seeks to enslave the world, the other to free it. Despite what its name suggests, the objective of the " Islamic State " (IS) is the creation of a stateless society, a global caliphate that effaces all borders and unifies humanity under a fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law.
( Originally published in Village Magazine on 4 March 2017) Rumours of his death may be greatly exaggerated, but Nigerian presidentMuhammadu Buhari's extended "medical vacation" in London is another cause for concern in the already crisis-wracked West African country.
The only interesting thing about Donald Trump's interview with Larry King on RT was the way it ended: abruptly. The American TV host had just asked the Republican presidential candidate what his "feelings" were toward Mexican immigrants, adding that he had known him a long time and wanted to get something straight on this "immigration issue" before beseeching him again with, "what do you feel?"
In the wake of the democrats defeat to Trump, the grassroots have been quick to lay the blame on the corporate wing of the party represented by Hillary Clinton and her pay-to-play Wall Street supporters.
The European Union is to end the maritime patrols that have saved thousands of refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean, after the Italian populist government threatened to veto the entire operation. Operation Sophia was put in place in 2015 to rescue migrants making the treacherous journey from North Africa after some 3,771 people died ...
The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has been ranked as the 10th most polluting company in Europe, making it the first company operating outside the coal industry to occupy so high a place on the list. According to the data from the European Commission published on Monday by the NGO Transport & Environment, the low cost ...
The European Commission has launched a third infringement procedure against the Polish government, this time targeting a disciplinary regime recently adopted in Poland for judges, which "does not offer the necessary guarantees to protect them from political control" . Poland now has two months to respond to the Commissions charges, which could see Warsaw referred ...
Mallorca, that beguiling gem of the Mediterranean, has long been a favourite destination for European holiday-makers and second home buyers. From retirees looking for somewhere that offers a slow pace of life to twenty-something's hell bent on partying till dawn, Mallorca´s appeal is universal.
Few places conjure up such evocative images on hearing its name as the Costa del Sol. It is the original sun, sea, and sand destination, and still remains the most popular.