It was a humiliating defeat for the man who has dominated the Italian political landscape for decades. Silvio Berlusconi had vowed to bring down Enrico Letta's ruling coalition by withdrawing his party's support. But he had to back down at the last minute after it became clear that senators from his own party would allow a confidence vote to pass. So is "Il Cavaliere" finished? Christophe Robeet puts the question to Mario Mauro, the Italian Defence Minister.
The anthropologist David Graeber is the man who’s been labelled as the "philosopher-in-chief" of the Occupy movement. Starting on Wall Street, the movement brought out people across the world against financial excess. But what's happening with the movement now?
Has Egypt brought the Muslim Brotherhood to its knees? Journalist Bel Trew has covered the Egyptian revolution since day one. With the Muslim Brotherhood’s leaders in jail and the government’s mass arrests of its members and supporters, she thinks it’s almost impossible for the movement to function, let alone participate in future elections.
US President Barack Obama has spoken on the phone to Iranian President Hassan Rohani. It's the highest-level contact between the US and Iran since 1979. So what does this mean for their future relationship? Marc Perelman puts the question to Stephen J. Hadley, former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush.
Recently, chilling news came from Yemen. An 8-year-old girl by the name of Raman died from internal bleeding. The alleged reason: side effects after sexual intercourse with her 40-year-old husband on the night of their wedding. Since then, there have been conflicting reports about what really happened, with local authorities denying the story. But it did cast the spotlight on the issue of child weddings, which are legal in Yemen.