POLITICS

Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

The inflection point for modern gun control in Australia was the Port Arthur massacre of 1996, when a young man killed thirty-five people and wounded nearly two dozen others. The rampage, perpetrated with a semiautomatic rifle, was the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history. Less than two weeks later, the conservative-led national government pushed through fundamental changes to the ... Read More »

Dubai’s Princess Haya applies for order in London

Princess Haya, the sixth wife of the ruler of Dubai, was seen outside the High Court in London on the first day of a secretive court case as she applied for a protective order to prevent one of her children from being forced into marriage. Read More »

Richest US presidential candidates in history

 Tom Steyer is a latecomer to the 2020 presidential race, having announced his candidacy in July.He has spent millions of his own fortune on environmental causes, and recently paid for ads on prime-time TV calling for President Trump to be impeached.Steyer ran hedge fund Farallon Capital For 26 years, but stepped aside from the position in 2012 to focus on ... Read More »

39th death anniversary of Shah

The 39th anniversary of the death of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah, who is buried at Al-Rifai Mosque in Cairo. Read More »

Boris Johnson’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds

Boris Johnson’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds stood front and centre among his staff as the new Prime Minister gave his first speech in Downing Street today – but she did join her partner as he entered Number 10. Read More »

UK steps up pressure to release seized oil tanker

The UK government is stepping up pressure on to release a British oil tanker seized in the Strait of Hormuz, an incident that sent tension soaring in one of the world’s critical energy chokepoints. Read More »

ON THE R-UN Paranoid Kim Jong-un

The 36-year-old despot is reportedly terrified he will be assassinated while at the crunch summit with Donald Trump in Singapore, which is aimed at averting nuclear war. Read More »