The crown jewel of Byzantine churches was made a mosque under the Ottomans, then a museum under Ataturk. Now Erdogan wants it to be a mosque again, and outrage is growing.
The bold assassination attempt against a high-ranking police officer in the heart of Mexico City highlights a rising tide of cartel violence under the pandemic.
Russia has been courting the Taliban at least since 2014 with money and weapons, ostensibly to fight ISIS, certainly to undermine the American effort in Afghanistan.
A year ago the fatal stabbing of an Italian policeman at the hands of two American teens seemed cut and dried. Then the cops lied.
The narcotics are the kind ISIS terrorists use to bolster their courage—and their finances. They were on their way to Italy’s organized crime groups for distribution across Europe.
Most important to Putin and his cronies is their desire to share in the pillaged wealth of post-Soviet Russia, and their hatred of anyone who would hold them accountable.
The Chinese Communist Party’s controls the mainland population partly by creating situations where people self-censor. Already there are signs of that in Hong Kong. Many signs.