Unidentified drone hits position at Syria-Iraq border

17 September 2019, 3:48 PM
An air strike by an unidentified drone hit a position near a Syrian government-held town at the Iraqi border overnight, a source in the regional alliance that backs Damascus and security sources in Iraq said on Tuesday.
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Democrat wins US Senate seat in Alabama setback for Trump 13 December 2017, 5:59 AM

Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's election for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, scoring an upset victory in a deeply conservative state against a Republican candidate who was backed by President Donald Trump, U.S. media said.

Serbia is emerging gracefully from decades of war & conflict 12 December 2017, 5:53 PM

The South Eastern European country of Serbia is fastly becoming the economic powerhouse in the Balkan region, 17 years after the violent overthrow of former president Slobodan Milosevic.

Universal equal human rights not yet achieved: UN 12 December 2017, 1:08 PM

The recognition of the inherent dignity and equal rights of human beings is still far from universal. That was the message from the UN Secretary General at an event to mark the 70th anniversary since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Thulsie terrorist case back in court 12 December 2017, 8:18 AM

Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie are Tuesday morning expected to appear in the High Court in Johannesburg for their pre-trial hearing.

US authorities investigate possible pipe bomb explosion 11 December 2017, 5:56 PM

A possible pipe bomb explosion at a busy transport hub in New York City has led to mass evacuations and left only one person, thought to be carrying the bomb, injured.

South Africa lends support to Serbia 11 December 2017, 5:05 PM

The Eastern European nation of Serbia is still reeling from the effects of the NATO bombings against this former Yugoslavia territory in 1999. Ruined buildings bear testimony to the conflict.

Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem protests 11 December 2017, 8:50 AM

Israel's leader faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the Middle East's moribund peace process.

Macron asks Netanyahu to make gestures to break peace impasse 10 December 2017, 8:03 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron told Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday that he needed to make gestures to the Palestinians to enable to break the impasse between the two sides. Netanyayu was in Paris ahead of a meeting with EU foreign ministers on Monday when they will try present a unified front after U.S. […]

Egyptians march against Trump’s decision on Jerusalem 10 December 2017, 7:08 AM

Hundreds of people rallied against the United States President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. They demand that Jerusalem be recognized as a Palestinian capital. “All those believe in a unified Arab consciousness, we reject Trump’s insult. We reject this ignorance of historic rights, […]

US isolated in UN Security Council over Jerusalem decision 9 December 2017, 9:32 PM

The US has found itself isolated in the UN Security Council over its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with plans afoot to move its Embassy from Tel Aviv.

Thousands mourn rock idol Hallyday at Paris memorial 9 December 2017, 5:23 PM

Thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday as a convoy of 700 Harley Davidson motorcycles escorted the white coffin of late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday to a memorial service attended by French stars and politicians. Hallyday’s hearse drove the length of the famous Champs Elysees from the Arc de […]

US criticized over Jerusalem 9 December 2017, 7:50 AM

The US continues to take criticism from the United Nations for Trumps' moves.

SA seeks to convene Peace Summit in Mandela’s name 9 December 2017, 7:08 AM

South Africa is leading discussions at the United Nations for the General Assembly to convene a High Level Peace Summit next year in former President Nelson Mandela's name.

US fly solo in Security Council over Jerusalem recognition 9 December 2017, 6:32 AM

The United States has found itself isolated in the UN Security Council over its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with plans afoot to move its Embassy from Tel Aviv.

High prices for haute cuisine in France this Christmas 8 December 2017, 6:20 PM

If you’re holidaying in France this festive season, you’ll have to pay more for delicacies like foie gras and snails after a turbulent year for agricultural production that saw duck flocks decimated by bird flu and butter shortages in supermarkets. The holiday season in France is a showcase for culinary specialities, with households spending an […]

Tutu lashes out at Trump’s Jerusalem move 8 December 2017, 7:40 AM

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says God is weeping over Donald Trump's inflammatory and discriminatory recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Trump’s Jerusalem move triggers Palestinian unrest 8 December 2017, 6:00 AM

Furious Palestinians have called for a "day of rage" on Friday as protests spread against US President Donald Trump's widely criticised recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Trump sparks firestorm by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel capital 7 December 2017, 10:31 AM

US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital prompted an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East.

Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage 7 December 2017, 8:12 AM

An inferno engulfed the Los Angeles region Wednesday, forcing more than 200 000 people to flee and threatening thousands of homes, including mansions in the luxurious Bel-Air neighborhood.

ANC still to decide on relations with Israel 7 December 2017, 7:05 AM

The African National Congress International relations sub-committee says its policies that include of supporting the self-determination of Palestine and Western Sahara and leaving the International Criminal Court haven't changed, despite President Jacob Zuma's meeting with the King of Morocco.

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Britain has not yet decided on final Brexit aims: Hammond 6 December 2017, 8:45 PM

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday that the government had not yet decided what it wants from a final Brexit agreement with the European Union because it is still waiting to clear preliminary negotiations with Brussels.

Damascus condemns Trump’s ‘dangerous’ Jerusalem plan 6 December 2017, 11:52 AM

The Syrian government warned on Wednesday of the "dangerous consequences" of US President Donald Trump's plan to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

UN concerned over pollution damage to babies brains 6 December 2017, 8:17 AM

The United Nations has raised concern over the damage that pollution is doing to babies developing brains.

Plot to kill UK PM Theresa May foiled: Media Report 6 December 2017, 7:41 AM

A plot to assassinate UK Prime MinisterTheresa May has been foiled, Sky News reported on Tuesday,citing sources.

Trump to officially recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 6 December 2017, 6:09 AM

US President Donald Trump is on Wednesday expected to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

 UN Security Council discusses political situation in Yemen 5 December 2017, 8:54 PM

The Security Council is meeting in a closed-door session on the political situation in Yemen

U.S. law firm probes South Africa’s Naspers after payments row 5 December 2017, 8:45 PM

U.S. law firm Pomerantz LLP said on Tuesday it had launched an investigation into whether South Africa’s Naspers and its directors had engaged in any business malpractices. Pomerantz said it was conducting the probe on behalf of Naspers’ shareholders after a unit of the media and e-commerce giant said it would investigate claims of improper […]

Russia registers nine US media outlets as ‘foreign agents’ 5 December 2017, 10:42 AM

Russia's justice ministry on Tuesday named nine US media outlets including Voice of America as "foreign agents" after President Vladimir Putin signed a law last month allowing international media to be slapped with the controversial label.

Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal 5 December 2017, 7:50 AM

The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure.

Trump discredits FBI over Micheal Flynn investigation 5 December 2017, 6:35 AM

United States President Donald Trump has intensified his accusatory tone with the nation’s top law enforcement agency, calling the FBI biased and whose reputation for fairness was “in tatters”.