Red Cross Boss Visited Italy’s Coronavirus Frontline

When the president of the International Red Cross societies visited the hardest-hit frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy’s Lombardy region for a recent field visit, he was struck by the absence of one of the most human of touches — the hug.

Francesco Rocca spoke to reporters in Geneva…

The world has marked the 75th anniversary of the flattening of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by American atomic bombs followed by the end of the Pacific theater of World War II on 2 September 1945.

Now the threat of nuclear warfare is heightening.

The United Nations and other international bodies in Geneva are battling to keep their disarmament treaties relevant and effective.

Unlike COVI9–19 you can’t easily self-isolate against atomic bombs and evade them by washing your hands, keeping surfaces clean, and wearing a mask.

Report from the COVID-19 Frontline

Tears do not roll easily from the eyes of veteran journalists who have covered death and destruction in many parts of the world.

I have covered war and catastrophe in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East, and I was always dry-eyed at press conferences.

But I could…

Some liken landing in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan’s capital, to touchdown in the film set of a futuristic sci-fi movie in Central Asia. It’s one of the most space-age looking of the world’s capitals.

It lies in the central northern part of the Central Asian nation, flashing its bold skyline, signaling a…

What Orthodox Church Split does to Russia and Ukraine

Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk says the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine with the support of Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, is illegal and it has created a global problem for Orthodox Christians.

Hilarion, a bishop of…

Steve Bannon diverts from grooming warriors to ‘save’ Christians, Jews to speak at a media forum

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — U.S. populist Steve Bannon moved off his recently adopted European stage and from his Italian monastery to Kazakhstan’s Almaty in Central Asia where he hugged and shared a platform with extreme-left commentator and former British politician George Galloway.

At the Eurasia Media Forum, 2019 both proclaimed their…

Peter Kenny

Peter Kenny covers the United Nations, WHO, the WTO, international organizations, and global religion from Geneva.

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