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DISPLACED SYRIANS LEAVE GOLAN HEIGHTS FRONTIER

20 July 2018
DISPLACED SYRIANS LEAVE GOLAN HEIGHTS FRONTIER

Hundreds of displaced Syrians have started leaving the Golan Heights frontier as government forces advance. The Golan Heights has been under illegal Israeli occupation since the 1967 war, and the Syrian army has vowed to take it back. 

UAE KHALIFA PORT MODEL FOR ‘BRI’

20 July 2018
UAE KHALIFA PORT MODEL FOR ‘BRI’

The United Arab Emirates and China say they hope to build Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port as a model for cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Khalifa Port covers a land area of about 700 000 square kilometres and its automated co...

EXPERTS URGE U.S. TO QUIT TRADE WAR RHETORIC

20 July 2018
EXPERTS URGE U.S. TO QUIT TRADE WAR RHETORIC

Economists and U.K. leaders of business have issued a united voice to U.S. President, Donald Trump and his administration to stop provoking a trade war against the rest of the world; as there would be no winners. In a post-conference briefing, the e...

FORMER PRESIDENT OF S. KOREA SENTENCED TO 32 YEARS JAIL TERM

20 July 2018
FORMER PRESIDENT OF S. KOREA SENTENCED TO 32 YEARS JAIL TERM

A South Korean court, has sentenced its former President Park Geun-hye, to eight more years in prison after she was found guilty for causing a loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election. Park, has denied any wrong...

TURKEY ACCUSES ISRAEL OF ‘APARTHEID’

20 July 2018
TURKEY ACCUSES ISRAEL OF ‘APARTHEID’

Turkey has accused Israel of racism and becoming a state based on apartheid, after the Israeli Parliament adopted a new law defining the country as the nation state, of the Jewish people. President Erdogan's spokesperson, Ibrahim Kalin announced on...

FACILITATION OF YOUTH FROM BRICS NATIONS

20 July 2018
FACILITATION OF YOUTH FROM BRICS NATIONS

South Africa’s Minister of communication, Nomvula Mokonyane has called for mass media to facilitate relationships between youth from the BRICS nations. Adding, that fighting terror and instilling national pride amongst the youth also ranked hi...

KZN ANC CONFERENCE UNDERWAY

20 July 2018
KZN ANC CONFERENCE UNDERWAY

  The first day of the ANC KZN conference is underway at the DUT sports centre. The conference proceeded after a court interdict made by two regions in the Pietermaritzburg high court was dismissed. Watch ITV News for coverage of this event.&nbs...

TRADE TENSIONS THREATEN INTERNATIONAL RULES

19 July 2018
TRADE TENSIONS THREATEN INTERNATIONAL RULES

Harold Oberhofer, Professor of Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business has warned that the current trade tensions ignited by U.S. President Donald Trump  will weaken the international rules and threaten the world&rsquo...

UAE RECEIVES CHINESE PRESIDENT

19 July 2018
UAE RECEIVES CHINESE PRESIDENT

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) one of the Middle East’s fastest growing economies will roll out the red carpet today (Jul. 19) to receive Chinese President XI Jinping, the first by a Chinese head of state in 29 years. The Chinese ambassad...

ISRAELI LAW ABOLISHES ARABIC AS MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

19 July 2018
ISRAELI LAW ABOLISHES ARABIC AS MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

Israeli-Arabs and Palestinians living inside the 'green line' that separates Israel from Palestine have rejected the new Israeli law passed yesterday (Jul. 18) declaring Israel as the historic home of the Jews, and they have a historic right to...

SITUATION IN NICARAGUA 'GETTING WORSE EVERY DAY'

19 July 2018
SITUATION IN NICARAGUA 'GETTING WORSE EVERY DAY'

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says that the situation in Nicaragua is getting worse every day. Some 280 people have been killed in three months of unrest against President Ortega. According to reports the international community have...

STAGE COLLAPSES DURING PAKISTAN ELECTION RALLY

19 July 2018
STAGE COLLAPSES DURING PAKISTAN ELECTION RALLY

In Pakistan, a stage collapsed during an election rally held by a political party. The party’s president and other leaders who were on the stage were unharmed. As Pakistan gets ready for Election Day on July the 25th, official estimates s...

OPERATIONS AGAINST CRIME YIELDING RESULTS SAYS SAPS

19 July 2018
OPERATIONS AGAINST CRIME YIELDING RESULTS SAYS SAPS

The South African Police Service (SAPS) says operations around the country to deal with crime, particularly cash-in-transit robberies, are yielding results. The Minister of Police has handed over 100 high performance vehicles to various provinc...

TRADE TENSIONS NOT GOOD FOR WORLD ECONOMY

18 July 2018
TRADE TENSIONS NOT GOOD FOR WORLD ECONOMY

The Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has reiterated the World Trade Organisation’s warning that trade tensions were posing the biggest risk to global growth. In a statement, IMF Chief Economist, Maurice Obstfeld s...

FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT DEPARTS ETHIOPIA FOR ERITREA

18 July 2018
FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT DEPARTS ETHIOPIA FOR ERITREA

Ethiopian Airlines has launched its first flight to Eritrea following the reopening of the Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa. The move comes after two decades of war between the two nations ended in a recent peace process.

THAI “WILD BOARS” DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL

18 July 2018
THAI “WILD BOARS” DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL

In Thailand - the twelve boys and their football coach, who survived the dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand were discharged and spoke to the media for the first time. Artists are working on a mural dedicated to the team and those i...

CHINA-AFRICA COOPERATION GROWING STRONG AMID TRADE DISPUTES WITH U.S.

18 July 2018
CHINA-AFRICA COOPERATION GROWING STRONG AMID TRADE DISPUTES WITH U.S.

African countries have expressed optimism in their relationship with China, the world’s largest developing country. Over the past five years, the new type of strategic partnership between China and African countries has been deepening, from ec...

ANC KZN TO HOLD ITS 8TH CONFERENCE THIS WEEK

18 July 2018
ANC KZN TO HOLD ITS 8TH CONFERENCE THIS WEEK

The ANC in KwaZulu Natal briefed media this week on their upcoming provincial conference. The conference initially set for last weekend is expected to take place this week.

OBAMA WARNS OF STRONGMEN POLITICS

18 July 2018
OBAMA WARNS OF STRONGMEN POLITICS

Meanwhile, former U.S. President Barack Obama has called on world citizens to resist cynicism over the rise of “strongmen” politics in an apparent reference to populist leaders who hold power in several countries. Obama was speaking yest...

NELSON MANDELA DAY CELEBRATED TODAY

18 July 2018
NELSON MANDELA DAY CELEBRATED TODAY

Today marks Nelson Mandela Day. 2018 specifically marks the hero’s 100th birthday; the centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make the world a better place.” South Africa's...

U.S. PRESIDENT TELLS EU TO PAY UP

12 July 2018
U.S. PRESIDENT TELLS EU TO PAY UP

U.S. President Donald Trump has urged members of NATO to “immediately” meet their two-per cent GDP benchmark on defense spending. Since the presidential campaign last year, Trump has been expressing dissatisfaction with NATO members...

CHINA CRITICAL FOR GLOBAL ECONOMY

12 July 2018
CHINA CRITICAL FOR GLOBAL ECONOMY

China is set to respond to written questions from 42 World Trade Organisation (WTO) members about decentralisation of its economy, amid a trade dispute with the United States. China’s commerce ministry said Beijing had made great strides...

SYRIANS CROSS BY NIGHT TO SEE DOCTORS IN ISRAEL

12 July 2018
SYRIANS CROSS BY NIGHT TO SEE DOCTORS IN ISRAEL

Hundreds of Syrians crossed the Golan Heights border into Israel for consultation with medical doctors. According to reports medical infrastructure in southwest Syria has largely broken down and all health facilities are no longer safe for doctors t...

VINTAGE PLANE CRASH IN SOUTH AFRICA

12 July 2018
VINTAGE PLANE CRASH IN SOUTH AFRICA

Aviation authorities in South Africa have confirmed that a second person has passed away in hospital following Tuesday afternoon’s plane crash outside Pretoria. About 18 people were injured in the crash. Civil aviation authorities are sti...

DUDUZANE ZUMA’S CULPABLE HOMICIDE CASE POSTPONED TO 23 AUGUST

12 July 2018
DUDUZANE ZUMA’S CULPABLE HOMICIDE CASE POSTPONED TO 23 AUGUST

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane Zuma appeared briefly today at the Randburg Magistrate Court to face two charges of culpable homicide and negligence related to a deadly car accident in 2014. The case has been postpone...

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR STATE VISIT

12 July 2018
PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR STATE VISIT

President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a state visit. According to the Presidency, the purpose of the state visit to the Kingdom is to assess the status of bilateral relations and strengthen economic linkages betwe...

HUJAAJ FROM CAPE TOWN DEPART FOR AL-AQSA

12 July 2018
HUJAAJ FROM CAPE TOWN DEPART FOR AL-AQSA

Hujaaj from Cape Town departed last night for Al Aqsa and after a few days will make their way to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform their Haj pilgrimage. About 3000 Hujaaj from South Africa are expected to perform the pilgrimage this year. ...

ISRAELI PM NETANYAHU QUESTIONED BY ISRAELI POLICE OVER ALLEGED CORRUPTION

10 July 2018
ISRAELI PM NETANYAHU QUESTIONED BY ISRAELI POLICE OVER ALLEGED CORRUPTION

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned by police over alleged corruption dealings with Bezeq Telecom - Israel’s largest telecommunication company. According to reports this is one of three corruption probes weighing on t...

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY CLINGS TO POWER

10 July 2018
BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY CLINGS TO POWER

British Prime Minister Theresa May has faced a backlash over the plan from Brexit as hardliners in her Conservative Party say it gives too many concessions to the EU. In protest of May’s strategy, former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson resigned...

SAPS STABILISATION TEAM ARREST 23 SUSPECTS FOR CASH-IN-TRANSIT HEISTS

10 July 2018
SAPS STABILISATION TEAM ARREST 23 SUSPECTS FOR CASH-IN-TRANSIT HEISTS

The SAPS stabilisation team on Cash-In-Transit heists has announced they arrested 23 suspects this past week. The team, consisting of crime intelligence, investigators from Hawks, SAPS detectives and other units announced stabilising CIT robberies b...

WATER DAM LEVELS RISE IN THE WESTERN CAPE

10 July 2018
WATER DAM LEVELS RISE IN THE WESTERN CAPE

The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Western Cape has announced that the latest dam levels assessment are at 53% as compared to 48.33% last week. According to the department, the prevailing water restrictions will remain in force until the...

KZN PREMIER CONDEMNS PLACING OF BOMB LIKE DEVICES IN PUBLIC PLACES

10 July 2018
KZN PREMIER CONDEMNS PLACING OF BOMB LIKE DEVICES IN PUBLIC PLACES

KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Willies Mchunu has condemned the placing of bomb like devices in public places, after devices were found in Durban between Thursday and Saturday. The device that was found in the Pavilion shopping Centre on Monday was cleared....

ROHINGYA REFUGEES STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE

02 July 2018
ROHINGYA REFUGEES STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE

More than, 5,000 Rohingya refugees are reportedly living in abysmal conditions in the so-called  “no man’s land” near the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh, lacking basic living facilities while the monsoon season poses it...

SEARCH FOR MISSING JUNIOR THAI FOOTBALL TEAM CONTINUES

02 July 2018
SEARCH FOR MISSING JUNIOR THAI FOOTBALL TEAM CONTINUES

The search for the junior football team continues in Thailand as divers prepare to go deep inside the flooded cave. The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach disappeared on June the 23rd during an outing to the cave. Aside from b...

INTERPOL ISSUES WARRANT FOR BILLIONAIRE DIAMOND MERCHANT NIRAV MODI

02 July 2018
INTERPOL ISSUES WARRANT FOR BILLIONAIRE DIAMOND MERCHANT NIRAV MODI

Interpol has issued a warrant of arrest for India's billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi. According to reports, Modi, is accused of being at the centre of a $1.8-billion fraud involving India's second largest public lender, the Punjab National Ba...

GENERAL MOTORS WARNS AGAINST IMPORT TARIFFS

02 July 2018
GENERAL MOTORS WARNS AGAINST IMPORT TARIFFS

U.S. carmaker General Motors (GM) has warned that the extra tariffs on imported vehicles could risk Jobs in the United States. According to GM, the tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump could raise vehicle costs and reduce sales. GM is the...

NUMSA ANNOUNCES STRIKE AT TWO GLENCORE FACILITIES TO CONTINUE

02 July 2018
NUMSA ANNOUNCES STRIKE AT TWO GLENCORE FACILITIES TO CONTINUE

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, (NUMSA) has announced that they successfully defended a right to strike at two of Glencore mine’s in Mpumalanga. According to NUMSA’s General Secretary Irvin Jim, Glencore’s attem...

FUEL WILL INCREASE AT MIDNIGHT TOMORROW - FIFTH FUEL HIKE FOR 2018

02 July 2018
FUEL WILL INCREASE AT MIDNIGHT TOMORROW - FIFTH FUEL HIKE FOR 2018

The Department of Energy has announced that the fuel price will increase on July the 4th. This is the fifth fuel increase for this year. Petrol will go up by 23 and 26 cents a litre. Diesel will increase by 24 and 26 cents a litre, while I...

SYRIANS TRICKLING BACK HOME

29 June 2018
SYRIANS TRICKLING BACK HOME

Several hundred refugees have returned to Syria from Lebanon while hundreds more are still waiting to hear whether their applications to go home would be approved by Syrian authorities. Many refugees fear prosecution in Syria and have vowed to go ba...

U.N. CALLS FOR COMMON IMMIGRATION STRATEGY

29 June 2018
U.N. CALLS FOR COMMON IMMIGRATION STRATEGY

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Spokesperson for Asia and Europe, has called for new solutions to cope with the refugee crisis, as the number of displaced people reached a new high in 2017. The European Union which has beco...

TOURISTS STUCK IN INDONESIA’S BALI

29 June 2018
TOURISTS STUCK IN INDONESIA’S BALI

Several tourists and travelers were left stranded in Indonesia’s Bali following the closure of the international airport, after ash from a nearby volcano clouded the skies. Bali Airport will remain closed until 7 pm today, local time. 48 fligh...

LIBYAN CRISIS DEEPENS

29 June 2018
LIBYAN CRISIS DEEPENS

Libyan Commander Khalifa Haftar has declared victory against rival groups in the city of Derna throwing the United Nations efforts to hold elections in Libya by December in doubt. Derna borders with Egypt in eastern Libya.

CAPE TOWN DAM LEVELS JUST OVER 43%

29 June 2018
CAPE TOWN DAM LEVELS JUST OVER 43%

Cape Town’s dam levels have reached a capacity of just over 43%. Deputy Mayor of Cape Town Ian Neilson says the dam level has been rising consistently during the past six weeks, adding that the decision to relax current restrictions will have...

FULL-FACE VEIL (NIQAB) BANNED IN NETHERLANDS

29 June 2018
FULL-FACE VEIL (NIQAB) BANNED IN NETHERLANDS

The Dutch Senate has approved a bill to ban the face veil also known as Niqab from some public places in the Netherlands. The bill proposes a ban on covering the face with clothing or only showing the eyes, in educational institutions, on public tra...

PRINCE WILLIAM ARRIVES IN ISRAEL

26 June 2018
PRINCE WILLIAM ARRIVES IN ISRAEL

Prince William arrived at a museum in Jerusalem, as the first member of the royal family to pay an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories since 1948. William’s four-day visit coincides with the most unstable and precarious se...

ITALY’S INTERIOR MINISTER PAYS SURPRISE VISIT TO LIBYA

26 June 2018
ITALY’S INTERIOR MINISTER PAYS SURPRISE VISIT TO LIBYA

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has called for the establishment of processing centres in various unnamed African countries to deal with potential migrants. This comes after Salvini paid a surprise visit to Libya, after emergency talks conv...

OUTBREAK OF POLIO CONFIRMED IN PAPUA, NEW GUINEA

26 June 2018
OUTBREAK OF POLIO CONFIRMED IN PAPUA, NEW GUINEA

The World Health Organization has confirmed an outbreak of polio in Papua, New Guinea. According to reports the outbreak has currently been detected in three children. Papua New Guinea’s Health Secretary Pascoe Kase says the fact that the viru...

INDIA MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY FOR WOMEN

26 June 2018
INDIA MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY FOR WOMEN

India has being named as the most dangerous country for women, and the United States the only Western nation in the top 10, in a survey of global experts after the #MeToo campaign triggered a flood of complaints about sexual, harassment and assault....

JORDAN OPENS EMPLOYMENT CENTER FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

26 June 2018
JORDAN OPENS EMPLOYMENT CENTER FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syrian refugees living in Jordan will now be able to access jobs and other social services following the opening of an employment center at the largest refugee camp, in Zaatari. The Center was jointly established by the UNHCR and International Labou...

86 DEAD IN NIGERIA AFTER LAND RIGHTS DISPUTE

26 June 2018
86 DEAD IN NIGERIA AFTER LAND RIGHTS DISPUTE

At least 86 people have died in clashes between farmers and animal herders in Nigeria’s central Plateau State over dwindling fertile land. Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said it was “a very condemnable act”, and assur...

THOUSANDS OF YEMENIS FLEE HODEIDAH

26 June 2018
THOUSANDS OF YEMENIS FLEE HODEIDAH

Tens of thousands of Yemenis, who have fled from Hodeidah amid a government offensive against the Houthi movement have crammed into a temporary shelter in Sanaa. The war has already forced large groups of people to evacuate and flee to other areas i...

CIVILIANS IN YEMEN’S HODEIDAH STRUGGLE TO LIVE

25 June 2018
CIVILIANS IN YEMEN’S HODEIDAH STRUGGLE TO LIVE

Life in Yemen’s Hodeida city has become hard for residents there, as the government forces have launched operations to retake the city and port since June 13. According to aid organisations, supplies of water and electricity have been disrupte...

490 MIGRANTS RESCUED OFF LIBYAN COAST

25 June 2018
490 MIGRANTS RESCUED OFF LIBYAN COAST

Libya’s coastguard picked up 490 migrants off the coast of Tripoli yesterday in the third rescue operation of the day. A number of coastguard ships across the country’s waters picked up a little over nine hundred migrants from a total of...

PRESIDENT MNANGAGWA ESCAPES INJURY AFTER EXPLOSION AT PARTY RALLY

25 June 2018
PRESIDENT MNANGAGWA ESCAPES INJURY AFTER EXPLOSION AT PARTY RALLY

Two people have been confirmed dead after an explosion hit a rally for the Prime Minister of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians attended the rally held to support the reform program of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. According t...

ETHIOPIA BLAST KILLS TWO

25 June 2018
ETHIOPIA BLAST KILLS TWO

Two people have been confirmed dead after an explosion hit a rally for the Prime Minister of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians attended the rally held to support the reform program of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. According t...

TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN VICTORIOUS AS RE-ELECTED

25 June 2018
TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN VICTORIOUS AS RE-ELECTED

    Turkey's incumbent President Tayyip Erdogan has won the presidential election with 52.6 percent of the votes. Tens of thousands of Erdogan's supporters gathered on the streets, while some drove hundreds of kilometers to Ankara to celebr...

SANAA SCHOOL BECOMES HOME TO DISPLACED RESIDENTS

22 June 2018
SANAA SCHOOL BECOMES HOME TO DISPLACED RESIDENTS

Families fleeing fighting in Yemen’s main port city of Hodeida have started to arrive in the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa. Many of the arrivals have been accommodated in Abu Bakr al-Sedik High School, where they registered as refugees. Saud...

SYRIAN MILITARY POUND SOUTHWEST SYRIA

22 June 2018
SYRIAN MILITARY POUND SOUTHWEST SYRIA

Syrian government forces are reportedly pounding opposition-held areas in southwest Syria in a steady escalation to win back the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In a statement the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights sai...

EU STARTS TO IMPOSE TARIFFS ON U.S. GOODS

22 June 2018
EU STARTS TO IMPOSE TARIFFS ON U.S. GOODS

The European Union will impose hefty tariffs on hundreds of U.S. goods, beginning today, as a retaliatory measure following U.S. tariffs imposed on EU metal products. EU tariffs will target products from orange juice, peanut butter and cranberries a...

SOCIAL INEQUALITY ESCALATES IN US

22 June 2018
SOCIAL INEQUALITY ESCALATES IN US

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights has warned that social inequality is rapidly getting worse in the United States, despite its status as one of the richest countries in the world. Phillip Alston called the United...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned by police over alleged corruption dealings with Bezeq Telecom - Israel’s largest telecommunication company. According to reports this is one of three corruption probes weighing on the leader's political future. Netanyahu, Bezeq and its owner have all denied wrongdoing. A police spokesperson has declined to comment.

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