Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said would strengthen political and economic ties between the countries as the two countries’ air forces launched a joint exercise. The agreement includes a $1.65bn contract for the establishment and operation of a training centre for the[…]
The Vatican and China are preparing to renew a historic deal on the appointment of bishops that has slightly thawed icy relations, but has angered the United States. Pope Francis has given the go-ahead for the renewal of the agreement, which is still in “experimental” mode, for another two years,[…]
Jaish al-Islam, the last remaining rebel group in Eastern Ghouta, has agreed to leave its holdout in Douma for an opposition-held area in northern Syria, according to opposition negotiators and the Russian foreign ministry. The deal came a day after a chemical attack killed scores of people and affected hundreds[…]
No Wits student will be excluded because they cannot make their first fee payment before enrolment or registration, according to an agreement the university has reached with the SRC. Advanced students would be able to see their progress reports, even if they still owed money, and an agreement for the[…]
South Africans who are worried about the controversial and expensive nuclear deal being shoved down their throats have received support from an unexpected quarter. Fikile Majola, ANC MP and chairperson of Parliament’s portfolio committee on energy, has turned out to be a champion for transparency in the nuclear deal. In[…]
South Korea has stopped broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda on the border, in a deal with North Korea, allowing the two countries to pull back from the brink of a potential military conflict. The move was part of a deal announced earlier on Tuesday following marathon talks. The broadcasts included news from[…]
Eurozone leaders have unanimously agreed on a bailout deal for Greece, says the European Union president. Donald Tusk announced on Monday that the agreement would pave the way for Greece to remain a member of the euro by conducting “serious reforms and obtaining “financial support”. The deal – if ratified[…]
Nuclear talks between Iran and its negotiating partners have made “significant progress”, but there is no “final result yet”, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said. The six powers – including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China – “have to examine among themselves the results of[…]
A wage agreement has been reached with two of three recognised unions at the SA Post Office (Sapo), it said on Friday. The agreement would be effective from December 1, said Simo Lushaba, head of the intervention team appointed by Telecommunications and Postal Minister Siyabonga Cwele and Finance Minister Nhlanhla[…]
Saudi King Abdullah Wednesday called on Egypt to back an agreement reached at the weekend between Gulf countries to end a spat with Qatar, which Egypt accuses of harbouring hardline Islamists. “I appeal to the people and leadership of Egypt to join hands with us to ensure the success of[…]
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