Chemistry teacher Andaleeb Aftab had spent the morning invigilating at an exam before taking a break in the school’s staff room. It was just as she was beginning to make her way back to the classroom that she heard the screams. There were gunmen in the school, a colleague was[…]
OPINION by Mandeep Tiwana/Cathal Gilbert – Since August 16, 2012, South Africans have been coming to terms with the police killing of 34 striking mineworkers at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana. This biggest massacre by police of civilians in post-apartheid South Africa continues to haunt the collective conscience of[…]
Tunisia’s interior minister has said that his country has largely destroyed local armed group Okba Ibn Nafaa, suspected of orchestrating the March attack on a museum in the capital, Tunis. Najim Gharsalli announced on Sunday that the operation ‘broke the spine’ of the al-Qaeda linked group in North Africa. The[…]
Thousands lined Sarajevo’s main street on Thursday as a huge truck bearing 136 coffins passed on its way to Srebrenica, where newly identified victims of Europe’s worst massacre since World War II will be buried on the 20th anniversary of the crime. As the truck covered with a huge Bosnian[…]
Kenyan police have charged five men in connection with the attack by the armed group al-Shabab on a university in eastern Kenya in April in which 148 people were killed. The five men pleaded not guilty to 152 counts of committing acts of terrorism in a Nairobi court on Thursday.[…]
A new video from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) purportedly shows the group killing captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The 29-minute video released online on Sunday shows two groups of dark-skinned captives. It says one group is held by an ISIL affiliate in eastern Libya and[…]
Pakistan announced the arrest of 12 members of the Pakistani Taliban over their alleged involvement in a deadly attack on a Pakistani school, an army spokesman said. Another nine members of what is believed to be a 27-member cell have already been killed, Major-General Asim Saleem Bajwa told a media[…]
A formal application will be made by Anglican Bishop Jo Seoka and the Marikana Support Group to have August 16, the day 34 mineworkers were killed in Marikana, to be declared a public holiday, the Sowetan reported on Friday. “It is appropriate to campaign for August 16 to be a[…]
Hundreds of Pakistani children Monday returned to a school in the north-western city of Peshawar, almost a month after Taliban gunmen killed 136 students, defying fresh threats by radicals. Dressed in green blazers, young girls and boys walked into the Army Public School with their parents amid a tight security[…]
The murder of staff of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo demands the strongest condemnation as well as assurances of future protection of media freedom, South Africa’s best-known cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro said on Thursday. The cartoonist, who uses the pen name Zapiro, expressed concern that these were not forthcoming from the[…]
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