International News and Politics

The raging statement from Italy's prime minister, Giorgia Meloni -- you've got to listen to it in Italian with the sound on -- pretty well demonstrated that this was someone who full well knew the damage and hypocrisy of France, whose policies effectively enticed migrants to dump their homelands and come up to Europe for the welfare. Meloni's edgy...

On September 13, in Tehran, Iran, the Morality Police took Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, into custody for incorrectly tying her hijab. Eyewitnesses said they saw her being beaten with a baton as she was shoved into a van. Three days later, she was dead. The police announced that she had died of a heart attack; her family was...

Then again, Trump got painted with the same brush. And just as he boiled his cause down to "America First" and SD's platform essentially amounts to "Sweden First," Meloni, if you listen to her speeches, is obviously all in for "Italy First." Like SD, her party is pro-NATO and anti-EU. Like SD, it firmly opposes mass Muslim immigration. After...

Hungary is also accused by the European Parliament of treating migrants and refugees badly. This again is disingenuous. Hungary is indeed very tough on illegal migration. It defends its borders with far more toughness than most EU countries. But when there is a war in a neighbouring country, as there is now in Ukraine, Hungary opens its doors....

Can we finally talk about multiculturalism? The violent clashes in Leicester between young Hindu and Pakistani men are the grim consequence of the ideology of multiculturalism. It was sold as a means of promoting harmony and equality. Instead, it has done the opposite. It has encouraged members of minority groups to shun mainstream British society....

Of course, it was inevitable. Yet we allowed ourselves the fantasy that the Queen would never die. The death of Her Majesty the Queen, announced a short time ago, is a seismic event for the United Kingdom and a profound emotional shock that will be felt by millions.

Several Palestinian activists launched an online campaign titled "Political Detention is a Crime," in protest of the arrests and torture in Palestinian prisons. The campaign, however, has failed to attract the attention of most Western media outlets because it is directed against the Palestinian Authority, and not Israel.

An Islamist shadow looms over Trinidad. Whether the jihadi spirit will be rekindled in Trinidad is yet to be seen. But Bakr's coup shows just how easy it is for a small group of marginal men, radicalised by grievance and inflamed with ideological zeal, to inflict a tremendous amount chaos and suffering on a democratic society. It also serves as...