Palestinian uprising will continue: Hamas leader

There was an air of defiance on Wednesday as Khaled Meshaal, leader of the Palestinian political front Hamas, gave an emotionally charged speech to a crowd of pro-Palestinian supporters at the Darul Islam High School, Surrey Estate. The speech formed part of a ‘welcome rally’ for a delegation of Hamas[…]

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Israel arrests Hamas leader in West Bank raid

Israeli security forces have arrested Hassan Yusef, one of Hamas’ top figures in the occupied West Bank, in an overnight raid near Ramallah, the Israeli army said. “During the night, forces of the army and the Shin Bet [internal security service] arrested Hassan Yusef, a Hamas leader, in Beitunia, southwest[…]

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New Taliban head promises renewed fight

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban has issued his first audio statement, calling for unity and promising to continue his group’s fight. In the 33-minute message released on Saturday, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor also advised his followers not to pay attention to rumours spread about the Taliban campaign. “We should[…]

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Pakistani community leader condemns violence

There have been no casualties amongst the Pakistani community in Durban since the recent breakout in xenophobic violence, according to the national chairperson of the Pakistani Association of South Africa. The coastal city has been the setting of shocking scenes over the past week, with at least five fatalities reported.[…]

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MK leader threatens Vavi’s life

An Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association Limpopo leader has threatened to kill ousted Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, accusing him of betraying the trade union federation. “You must go and tell him that comrade Lulamile Jack, the former body guard of Chris Hani, he will kill him for betraying[…]

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Singapore begins mourning for Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore has begun seven days of national mourning for Lee Kuan Yee, the country’s founding father who was as respected as he was feared. Lee, 91, succumbed to pneumonia on Monday morning at Singapore General Hospital, where he was admitted in February, the government announced. It said Lee had “passed[…]

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De Lille to stand for DA WCape leader

Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille announced on Monday that she would be standing for the position of Democratic Alliance leader in the Western Cape. “I am pleased to announce that I’m standing to be leader of the DA in the Western Cape,” she wrote on social networking site Twitter.[…]

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