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Palestinians across the world are set to mark the 69th anniversary of the #Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), when hundreds of their fellow Palestinians were forcibly evicted from their homeland by Israelis. The Nakba Day is officially marked every year on May 15, one day after the Israeli regime came into existence in 1948. Some 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their lands in 1948 and were scattered across refugee camps in the occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and Palestine’s neighbouring countries. Now, over five million Palestinian refugees are estimated to be still displaced.

PROGRESS ON CLIMATE CHANGE UNSTOPPABLE

23 May 2017
PROGRESS ON CLIMATE CHANGE UNSTOPPABLE

Former U.S. VICE PRESIDENT Al Gore says U.S. President Donald Trump cannot stop the momentum to tackle climate change. Since Trump took office, his administration has moved to unwind environmental rules set by previous administrations to deal with g...

PALESTINIANS READY TO WELCOME TRUMP

23 May 2017
  PALESTINIANS READY TO WELCOME TRUMP

Palestinians stepped up security measures across Bethlehem and the West Bank in preparation for the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump. Police forces patrolled the empty streets decorated with U.S. and Palestinian flags and a large poster welcomin...

MANCHESTER BLAST

23 May 2017
 MANCHESTER BLAST

Residents in Manchester are still shocked following the explosion last night. An eyewitness who attended the concert described the scene of panic in the area. British police said the blast was being treated as a terrorist attack. 

MANCHESTER BLAST

23 May 2017
MANCHESTER BLAST

Parents in Manchester are frantically searching for their children following a bomb blast at the Manchester Arena last night. At least 22 people were killed and scores more injured when the blast ripped through the foyer at the Arena. Most of the in...

CAPE TOWN DROUGHT

23 May 2017
  CAPE TOWN DROUGHT

The City of Cape Town has reiterated that municipal water can only be used for essential purposes. This comes as the Western Cape has been declared a disaster area due to the ongoing drought. Premier Helen Zille on Monday announced that a three-mont...

GORDHAN ON STATE CAPTURE

23 May 2017
GORDHAN ON STATE CAPTURE

Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has called on South Africans to connect the dots and see who is benefiting from state capture and where the money is going. Gordhan addressed a conference at the University of Johannesburg dealing with the glob...

SRI LANKA CELEBRATES END OF WAR

18 May 2017
 SRI LANKA CELEBRATES END OF WAR

May 19th is the day Sri Lanka commemorates the Eighth Anniversary of the end of the three-decade war waged by the government against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The Tamil Tigers as they were known wanted to create a homeland for Sri...

SYRIAN OPPOSITION WANTS POLITICAL SOLUTION

18 May 2017
SYRIAN OPPOSITION WANTS POLITICAL SOLUTION

The Syrian opposition delegation says it has come to the sixth round of the Syrian peace talks with a clear mind that there was no military solution to the Syrian crisis, only a political solution. The two sides have not met face-to-face only throug...

ERDOGAN PROTEST TURNS NASTY

18 May 2017
 ERDOGAN PROTEST TURNS NASTY

Fighting erupted among protesters on the streets of Washington as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House earlier today. The scuffles outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence resulted in multiple in...

CHINA LEADS WAY TOWARDS GLOBAL ECONOMY

18 May 2017
 CHINA LEADS WAY TOWARDS GLOBAL ECONOMY

Foreign ministers meeting in Beijing to inaugurate the Belt and Road project spearheaded by China have vowed to translate the pledges made during the launch into action. The two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation ended yesterday....

LILY MINE DEATHS

18 May 2017
 LILY MINE DEATHS

The families of the three trapped Lily mineworkers have each been paid a lump sum of R200 000. Cosatu said in a statement on Wednesday that the families of Pretty Nkambule, Solomon Nyarenda and Yvonne Mnisi had received a lump sum payout. Spokespers...

SABC IN CRISIS

18 May 2017
SABC IN CRISIS

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) says the rot at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will continue unless key figures at the top are removed. Scopa on Wednesday called on the board to take disciplinary steps a...

SIXTH ROUND OF SYRIA PEACE TALKS UNDERWAY

17 May 2017
  SIXTH ROUND OF SYRIA PEACE TALKS UNDERWAY

The fresh round of UN-mediated Syria peace talks got underway in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday (May 16). The talks that were closed to the public and media ran into the evening. The Syrian government and opposition have only held indirect negotiati...

TURKISH PRESIDENT IN U.S. TO MEND RELATIONS

17 May 2017
 TURKISH PRESIDENT IN U.S. TO MEND RELATIONS

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Washington yesterday and held his first face-to-face talks with U.S. President Donald Trump since he took over as president. Erdogan and Trump are expected to address counter-terrorism, the Syrian civil wa...

CAMPAIGNING UNDERWAY IN IRAN

17 May 2017
  CAMPAIGNING UNDERWAY IN IRAN

Campaigning ahead of Iran’s presidential elections on May 19 began across the country today with various rallies around Tehran. Seeking a second term, 68-year old pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani remains the narrow favourite, but hard line rivals...

YEMEN ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE

17 May 2017
 YEMEN ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE

The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross have called on the warring parties in Yemen to open corridors for humanitarian and medical aid to be delivered to besieged areas. The U.N. now estimates that in Yemen a child under...

POWER TROUBLE

17 May 2017
  POWER TROUBLE

Eskom board chair Ben Ngubane described claims made against him and Eskom CEO Brian Molefe relating to the sale of Optimum mine as “impossible” and “preposterous”. Speaking on the sidelines at the opening of African Utility Week in the Cape, Ngubane...

MAHLOBO ON PROTESTS

17 May 2017
MAHLOBO ON PROTESTS

State Security Minister David Mahlobo says South Africa’s violent past could be the reason for the violence that accompanies many of the protests seen in the country today. Mahlobo’s also accused foreign governments of using local media, NGOs and ot...

PAKISTAN CALLS ON U.N. TO RESTRAIN INDIA

16 May 2017
  PAKISTAN CALLS ON U.N. TO RESTRAIN INDIA

Pakistan has appealed to the United Nations International Criminal Court (ICC) to decline jurisdiction in the case of Kulbhushan Sudir Jadhav, a former officer in the Indian Navy who was arrested in March 2016 on allegations of spying. According to...

SYRIAN PROXIMITY PEACE TALKS TO BEGIN

16 May 2017
 SYRIAN PROXIMITY PEACE TALKS TO BEGIN

The Syrian government delegation arrived in Geneva for another round of talks on the future of Syria. The talks are being convened by the United NATIONS Peace Envoy for Syria STEFFAN DE MISTURA between the Syrian government and opposition. The proxi...

IVORY COAST SOLDIERS IN MUTINY

16 May 2017
  IVORY COAST SOLDIERS IN MUTINY

Ivory Coast soldiers left their barracks and blocked streets in several towns and cities the country, including the commercial capital as their protest over a pay dispute with the country’s ministry of defence gained momentum. The uprising began ove...

CAPE TOWN GANG WARS

16 May 2017
CAPE TOWN GANG WARS

The Metro Police in Cape Town has increased its patrols and search and seizure operations following the latest reign of gang terror that has terrified communities on the Cape Flats. In recent weeks gang violence has prevented communities from doing...

JUDICIAL OVERREACH?

16 May 2017
 JUDICIAL OVERREACH?

The ANC in Kwazulu-Natal want Judge Bashir Vally to be barred from the courts to make an example of him in the judiciary. The provincial leadership in Kwazulu Natal is against Judge Vally's recent decision to have President Jacob Zuma provide reason...

TREASURY STILL INTACT

16 May 2017
TREASURY STILL INTACT

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has assured Black Business Council members that Treasury remains intact. This comes as were raised following the resignation of Lungisa Fuzile as Director General. Fuzile tendered his resignation after former Finance M...