United States President Donald Trump will announce a further withdrawal of US troops from Iraq on Wednesday, according to a senior administration official, as he faces a backlash from reports that he allegedly insulted American veterans and war dead. He will also announce an additional reduction in US forces in[…]
People have begun voting in a local election in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, defying the federal government and increasing political tensions in Africa’s second-most populous country. Tigray officials holding polls on Wednesday for the 190-seat regional parliament have warned that any intervention by the federal government would amount to a[…]
An Arab League meeting on Wednesday will focus on the Palestinian cause after the Israel-UAE “normalisation” deal, with analysts suggesting division rather than usual unity on the issue will dominate the discussion. The run-up to the virtual session has already left a sour taste for the Palestinian leadership. On Sunday,[…]
A local newly revamped Woolworths has been rebuked by a customer on social media for selling halal and non-halal products in the same refrigerator. Perturbed shopper, Shafieka Samodien was outraged on Sunday when she spotted a fridge at the Meadowridge store that separated halal poultry and non-halal meats with fish.[…]
Spring has sprung and brought along its myriad of colourful flowers and mesmerising beauty. But, despite the charming atmosphere, many allergy sufferers are doing just that… suffering. The impending possibility of catching Covid-19 has doubled concerns in September 2020. Research indicates that while symptoms may be relatively mild, conditions need[…]
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has provided further details around the major sporting events which could be made be free-to-air as part of a review of South Africa’s sports broadcasting regulations. In a presentation to parliament on Friday (4 September), Icasa said that the purpose of the[…]
The SA Human Rights Commission wants to meet Clicks officials to get a better understanding into the health and beauty retailer’s publication of an advertisement on its website that appeared to demean African hair. The advertisement, which ran on its website last week, showed a black woman’s hair and described[…]
A Saudi court on Monday overturned five death sentences previously issued against the killers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a final ruling that jailed eight defendants to between seven and 20 years, state media reported. “Five of the convicts were given 20 years in prison and another three were jailed[…]
Medical experts have linked a surge in coronavirus cases on Bali to the inaccurate, low-cost rapid antibody test kits that are being used to screen domestic visitors to the Indonesian resort island. Foreign tourists were banned from entering Indonesia on April 2, and while a plan to reopen Bali to[…]
United States President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden took rhetorical swipes at each other on Monday as the presidential campaign entered its traditional homestretch on the US Labor Day holiday. Trump described Biden, whom he trails in national polls, as a threat to the economy and “stupid”, while[…]
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