Middle East

Mid-East strife big on IUMS agenda

Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) president Maulana Ighsaan Hendricks was re-elected as an executive member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) for a third time at its annual gathering in Turkey last week. Over 100 Muslim scholars, politicians and intellectuals from across the globe convened in Istanbul to mark[…]

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Delegations depart for MEast

Two delegations appointed by President Jacob Zuma will depart for the Middle East on Friday, the international relations department said. They would leave for Israel and Palestine on Friday, carrying the president’s messages to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, spokesman Clayson Monyela said in a[…]

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Peaceful talks needed in Middle East: Dirco

A lasting solution to the Middle East unrest can only be found through serious and genuine negotiations between the parties involved, the international relations department (Dirco) said on Friday. “We strongly urge all sides to refrain from responding to violence with violence and to exercise restraint, including a halt to[…]

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