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Francesca Astorri
Francesca Astorri

Francesca Astorri is an Italian journalist and policy advisor with an interest in human rights and international politics.

COLUMNISTS
Francesca Astorri
Francesca Astorri

Francesca Astorri is an Italian journalist and policy advisor with an interest in human rights and international politics.

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EXCLUSIVE: How extremists smuggled $1 billion in cigarettes to finance terror

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Smuggling cigarettes has become such a profitable business for extremist groups, so much that former Algerian military commander of al-Qaeda in ...

ANALYSIS: Is the West benefiting from chaos in the Arab world?

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Among many Arab and Western circles, there is a subtle conviction that Western countries and other major players are benefitting from the current ...

Arab League Secretary General says no to a Kurdish state

Friday, 6 October 2017

The Arab League has taken a clear position on the Kurdish call for independence. “Today the Kurds are calling for a State of their own… ...

Arab world needs its own Marshall Plan, says former PM of Jordan

Friday, 6 October 2017

The Arab world needs a serious investment plan if it wants to avoid more destruction, and the Gulf countries are the only ones that can build it, ...

An Imam’s call: Need to integrate immigrants into European society

Thursday, 28 September 2017

The integration of new generation of immigrants in Italy is now considered an integral part of combating terrorism, enhancing social peace and ...

US-Italy friction as Italian police probed for raping American students

Monday, 11 September 2017

The United States’ State Department is said to be “taking very seriously” the allegations by two American students who have ...

Inside the biggest mosque of the Western world

Friday, 1 September 2017

Having to guess where is the biggest mosque of the Western world, one would say France with its around 10% Muslim population, or maybe Spain that has ...

EXCLUSIVE: Eid celebrations in the Great Mosque of Rome

Friday, 1 September 2017

The celebrations for Eid Al-Adha in the Great Mosque of Rome in Italy started this morning at 8:30am. Around 30,000 worshippers are expected to gather ...

Training a champion: Pellegrini’s coach talks to Al Arabiya

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Watching Italian Olympic swimmer Federica Pellegrini winning the gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle at the Swimming World Championship in Budapest ...

Francesco Totti: A bond with Rome that goes beyond football

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Let’s start with being honest: if one lives in Rome, it is impossible to be unbiased when it comes to AS Roma’s Bimbo d’oro, golden ...

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