Without protection, Iran's spectacular American- and Italian-designed mid-century structures will be reduced to dust, beams and concrete blocks.
Local and national authorities are curtailing civil liberties in the name of 'security'.
In ’Ndrangheta mafia families, the inter-generational links go deep.
The move by the African Union to develop a policy to regulate the impact of firms on human rights puts it ahead of other regions as it seeks to guide companies conducting activities on the continent.
When floods hit the toe of Italy, children were sent away, often for years.
A century ago, American women organized to protest World War I. The fact that their efforts failed isn't the most important point.
Police and the courts have locked up some of Europe's most notorious mob bosses – but the next generation of would-be kingpins are even worse.
But how do you tackle the country's losing streak?
A transcript from a segment of The Anthill podcast about the futuristic visions of Filippo Marinetti.
The former PM has resigned as leader of his party in the hope of returning to the top job. But it hasn't quite gone to plan.
Nigerian women migrating to Europe are increasingly aware that work hidden in the form of menial jobs is actually sex work, even though they cannot imagine the brutality that comes with it.
This universal symbol of love has proven remarkably divisive.
Recent research contradicts the belief that a period of calm usually follows a serious earthquake.
The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany's elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
Paolo Gentiloni's government is barely distinct from his predecessor's, and its mandate is desperately thin.
Problems at Monte dei Paschi and UniCredit are bad enough without bail-in rules to contend with.
While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
In a climate of widespread discontent with Italy's political establishment, a new election might wipe out most of the parties in the current government coalition.
The Italians have rejected Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's constitutional reform package. Now the real struggle for Italy begins.
Markets haven't panicked as they did with Brexit and Trump, but Italy faces serious economic issues in the near future.