The situation in and around Jerusalem’s Old City has spiralled in recent weeks, as crackdowns by Israeli security forces on Palestinian demonstrators protesting evictions have grown increasingly brutal. On Monday morning, Israeli forces once again raided the Al-Aqsa mosque, firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas into the complex, injuring[…]
Africa is watching aghast as India struggles with coronavirus, fearing a long-running shortfall in the Indian-made vaccines that it needs to help protect its people. Often dubbed the “pharmacy of the world”, India is one of the biggest suppliers of the AstraZeneca vaccine under the COVAX programme to help immunisation[…]
The domestic rugby scene is set to explode back into action on Saturday as the PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA kicks off, marking the DHL Stormers, Cell C Sharks, Vodacom Bulls and Emirates Lions’ competition debuts.The DHL Stormers will host the Cell C Sharks in the opening match at the Cape[…]
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) says there’s a need to focus on bullies. Sadag says at times people who hurt others are themselves hurting and crying out for help. The call comes in the wake of a Limpopo learner, Lufono Mavhunga, who took her own life after[…]
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday submitted his application to run for re-election next month, in a presidential vote decried by Western governments and political opponents as a sham. The scheduled May 26 polls will be the second since Syria’s war broke out in 2011, the first elections taking place[…]
The following story forms part of a series of Hajj stories by Dr Salim Parker: Adam* always dreads the onset of the night. He was always scared of what devilish details the darkness will unveil. Since childhood he surrounded himself with light and had a sibling sharing a room. His[…]
Experienced lock Chris van Zyl retires after years of service to DHL Western Province and DHL Stormers . He announced his retirement from the game on social media on Wednesday, paying tribute to all those involved in his career. He has chosen to end his rugby career as he seeks[…]
A deadly attack on December 30, 2020, on Aden airport in Yemen was carried out with missiles similar to those possessed by Houthi fighters and fired from locations under their control, according to a report submitted to the United Nations Security Council. The attack killed at least 20 people, including[…]
Further cuts in aid to Afghanistan by the United States and other donors could cause the government to collapse and return the country to chaos similar to what it lived through in the 1990s, a US government watchdog says. The warning by John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan[…]
A Pakistani court has granted bail to a Christian man convicted in 2018 while still a teenager of insulting Islam by posting a picture of Islam’s holiest site on social media, a defence lawyer said. The court order in the eastern city of Lahore came more than four years after[…]
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