Articles by Alberto Riva
In Gaza, Hamas Basks In Glow Of 'Victory' Over Israel
November 26 2012 3:38 PM
Ismail Haniya and his radical Muslim movement have the upper hand in Gaza - political capital they may use to win West Bank elections.
IMF Loan Gives Morsi's Egypt A Confidence Boost
November 24 2012 8:32 PM
Mohammed Morsi's government has the hard job of rebuilding Egypt's economy, but the IMF's $4.8 billion will make it a bit easier.
Gaza Celebrates Cease-Fire Like A Military Victory
November 23 2012 11:46 AM
One day after the Egypt-brokered cease-fire, Gazans spilled into the streets to celebrate, as if they had actually won a war with Israel.
Egypt’s Balancing Act in Gaza
November 21 2012 12:40 PM
The Morsi' government stands to gain a lot from brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The hard part? Making it happen.
Kidnapping Of Berlusconi's Right-Hand Man Shocks Italy
November 19 2012 12:44 PM
The man who paid girls to attend Silvio Berlusconi's infamous bunga bunga parties has been kidnapped -- and released, possibly for a giant ransom. No one knows.
Florida Crash Puts Spotlight On Troubled F-22 Raptor
November 16 2012 1:21 PM
The 3rd crash of the modern F-22 Raptor draws attention again to the U.S. Air Force's newest jet.
Hunger Strike Exposes Turkey's Festering Kurdish Problem
November 15 2012 3:33 PM
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan still has a Kurdish problem on his hands, despite years of negotiations. Now, a mass hunger strike has brought the issue back to the front.
What If Texas Really Were Its Own Country?
November 14 2012 4:11 PM
At least 80,000 people think Texas should secede. Here's a look at what kind of nation they'd get. Hint: It would be big.
Sandy Brings Out A New York Of An Earlier Day
November 10 2012 10:19 AM
Hurricane Sandy turned downtown Manhattan into a no-go zone without power or food, and it brought the rich and the dispossesed together.
Egypt To Obama: Congratulations, Now Let's Talk Business
November 09 2012 4:12 PM
The Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Egypt gov has had its ups/downs with Obama. Now, Cairo's message is clear: help improve Egypt's economy.
Italian Politician On Obama Victory: 'Can't @#*%!ng Stand It'
November 09 2012 2:31 PM
Of all the political reactions from around the world to Obama's re-election, the one from Mario Borghezio, an Italian member of the European Parliament, takes the cake for un-diplomatic vulgarity and just plain weirdness.
Syrian Rebels Shift Strategy, Say 'Zero Hour' Is Near
November 08 2012 9:59 AM
Syrian rebels appear to be changing tactics as their Damascus offensive intensifies: Assad's palace is the next prize.