Riots Breaking Out Around the World

London is reeling from three nights of rioting that’s poured hundreds of people into the streets, leaving several local neighborhoods in shambles. One man is dead, dozens injured and arrested. The protests have now spread to other cities, with violence reported in parts of Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol. Great Britain and other parts of the world […]

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Aqaba: A Bridge Too Far

Egypt and Saudi Arabia want to construct a giant bridge to accommodate road and rail traffic across the Gulf of Aqaba, Der Spiegel reports. Egyptian officials say the project, under discussion since 1988, has been approved. Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Essam Sharaf of the ruling junta has reportedly put General Abdul Aziz, chairman of the […]

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Living Freely in England a Century Ago

by Daniel Pipes July 21, 2011 A.J.P. Taylor wrote this memorable passage in English History, 1914-1945 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970): Until August 1914 a sensible, law-abiding Englishman could pass through life and hardly notice the existence of the state, beyond the post office and the policeman. He could live where he liked and as […]

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Trump May Assist Obama to Get Re-Elected; Is Again Considering Running as Independent

ABC News’ Gregory Simmons (@abcgregory) reports: While the bulk of GOP hopefuls jockey for position this week in Ames, Iowa, ahead of Saturday’s straw poll, one former contender has signaled he might jump back in. In a phone interview from New York Monday afternoon with CNN, Donald Trump said he “would seriously consider” While discussing the recent […]

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Italian MPs Write Letter Against Palestinian Authority Unilateral Move at UN

Over 150 Italian MPs from all the political parties have signed a document calling on the international community to oppose the Palestinian Authority’s bid for a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian State at the United Nations General Assembly in September. The document calls for a rapid resumption of negotiations between the Israeli and the Palestinian […]

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