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Al-Qaeda leader says it has expanded to India

Al-Qaida has expanded into the Indian subcontinent, the leader of the radical group said in a video statement released Thursday, with a united group that will “wage jihad against its enemies.” In the video, which was seen online by the SITE monitoring group, Ayman al-Zawahri said al-Qaida had been preparing[…]

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NATO leaders build united front against Russia

NATO leaders will aim Thursday to show unity against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, after France suspended delivery of a warship to Moscow despite a surprise peace plan put forward by the Kremlin. Ukraine and the new threats posed by Islamic extremists in Iraq, Syria and beyond will dominate[…]

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Family puzzled by Palestine symbols removal

A Kenwyn family whose outside wall’s pro-Palestinian mural was painted over by Metro Police following a complaint by a neighbour says the experience was unorthodox in nature. Raighanna Waja-Ahmed, whose parents’ home until recently sported a mural of a Palestinian flag and ‘#FreeGaza’ in text beside it, says the officer[…]

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Occupied building has Kenfac residents irate

Fed up residents in Kensington will be holding a street meeting with occupants living in a dilapidated building in 4th avenue and 2nd street in Kensington. According to Mariam Oliver, the secretary of the Kenfac ratepayers association, said the residents would meet with the owner around the safety of the[…]

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Regulations detrimental to economy: Winde

Western Cape economic opportunities MEC, Alan Winde, has submitted an urgent petition to parliament to have the countries controversial new immigration regulations suspended. The petition was handed over to DA shadow minister of tourism, and parliamentary member, James Vos, and will likely be tabled and reviewed before the national assembly.[…]

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Al Quds delegation set to visit Cape Town

A delegation of five senior representatives and trustees of the al-Quds International Foundation are set to jet into South Africa on Friday, to participate in a host of public programs across the country. The delegation, who will be visiting from the foundations head offices in Beirut, Lebanon, will be in[…]

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Gazan children in need of psychological help

The recent conflict in Gaza has taken an immense toll on the psychological health of the Palestinian youth, with reports suggesting that more than 370 000 children are in need of urgent psychological intervention. The war has marked the third such Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in under 6[…]

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Court to get report on Maqubela’s health

A district surgeon evaluated convicted killer Thandi Maqubela on Wednesday after she referred to her slain husband as though he were still alive. Prosecutor Bonnie Currie-Gamwo said the district surgeon’s report would only be available on Thursday morning due to time constraints. Western Cape High Court Judge John Murphy adjourned[…]

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Call for final Lwandle submissions

The inquiry investigating the Lwandle evictions from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town has called for all interested parties to make final submissions. “Having gone through the scheduled process of the oral public hearings, the inquiry is now affording the last opportunity for different parties (individuals and or organisations) to submit[…]

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Iraqi forces ‘advance against IS fighters’

A significant number of Islamic State group fighters have withdrawn from northern Iraqi cities, officials in Tikrit and Mosul say, as government forces prepare for another major ground and air offensive. Sources told Al Jazeera that security forces had entered the outskirts of Tikrit from three directions, including Tikrit University[…]

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