Israel, Palestinians exchange fire as Gaza tensions rise

2016-05-04 23:30

The border between Israel and the Gaza Strip has seen a bout of violence with exchanges of fire that put a 2014 ceasefire agreement to the test.

Russia foils multiple attacks say spies

2016-05-04 23:01

Russia has foiled a string of plots ordered by terrorist organisations active in Syria and Turkey, the FSB says.

DA objects to ANC taking credit for turning around HIV/Aids policy

2016-05-04 22:19

It was a disgrace that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is letting the ANC take credit for providing anti-retrovirals to HIV-positive people, DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says.

Independent Algerian paper faces closure threat

2016-05-04 22:04

Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing closure after the government cracked down on its advertising and challenged its pending sale in court.

ANC rallies around Zuma during budget vote

2016-05-04 21:46

Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela brought a water gun to Parliament, to give as a gift to EFF leader Julius Malema.

UK will accept Syrian children from Europe

2016-05-04 21:00

The British government has bowed to pressure and agreed to take in unaccompanied children from Syria who have made their way to Europe.

SAPS, AfriForum work together to tackle farm attacks

2016-05-04 21:00

The SAPS and AfriForum have collaborated in an attempt to prioritise farm attacks and murders in South Africa.

Zim enforces usage of rand amid crippling cash shortages

2016-05-04 20:31

Zimbabwe is enforcing the usage of the South African rand and the euro to offset cash shortages that have arisen out of the massive adoption of the US dollar.

DRC probes use of US mercenaries

2016-05-04 20:10

DRC justice minister has ordered an investigation into the alleged use of foreign mercenaries by opposition politician Moise Katumbi.

FULL TEXT: Address by Ramaphosa during the Presidency budget vote

2016-05-04 20:09

Read the full address by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Presidency budget vote in Parliament.


Syria to respect 48-hour Aleppo truce

2016-05-04 23:15

Syria's army says it will abide by a two-day ceasefire in second city Aleppo agreed between the United States and Russia.

Parliament fracas lands EFF MPs with 5-day suspension

2016-05-04 22:56

The National Assembly has suspended the EFF from Parliament for five working days.

Brazil sues mining company in dam tragedy

2016-05-04 22:04

Shares in BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's Federal Public Prosecution announced it had launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that caused the worst environmental disaster in Brazil's history.

NATO alliance gets new supreme commander

2016-05-04 22:04

NATO has a new supreme allied commander, the former top American general in Korea who has said the Western alliance must stand up to the Russians.

Kenya urged to take steps for smooth polls

2016-05-04 21:00

Eleven western diplomats have urged reforms to ensure free, fair elections in Kenya next year.

Robbery suspect killed in shoot-out with cops

2016-05-04 21:00

A suspected robber has been killed and another injured during a robbery in Bakerton, Springs, the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department says.

EFF heckles new MP over alleged Gupta links

2016-05-04 20:36

The EFF has heckled recently sworn-in ANC MP Sfiso Buthelezi during his maiden speech in Parliament, saying he was just there to replace the deputy finance minister.

FULL TEXT: Address by Zuma during the Presidency budget vote debate

2016-05-04 20:22

Read the full address by President Jacob Zuma during the Presidency budget vote debate at Parliament.

EU backs Turkey visa-free travel, fines for refusing refugees

2016-05-04 20:10

The EU has given conditional backing to visa-free travel for Turks and unveiled an overhaul of its asylum system under which member states that refuse to take a quota of refugees will be fined.

Parliament rules against calling Zuma a 'thief, accused number 1'

2016-05-04 20:00

Calling President Jacob Zuma a thief, "accused number 1" or even referring to him as an accused criminal infringed on his dignity, Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli has ruled.

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