The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.
More sun than clouds. Mild.
Demonstrators in Lebanon blocked roads and trickled into streets across the country for a tenth consecutive day Saturday, defying what they said were attempts by Hezbollah to defuse their movement.
Britain's government says that Hezbollah and two other groups will be banned as he accused the organisation of destabilising the fragile situation in the Middle East.
Egypt faces high expectations from Saudi Arabia and its other Gulf Arab benefactors that it will have their back as tensions rise with their rival Iran, including throwing the weight of its military - the largest standing Arab army - into the crisis if needed.
The head of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says it is time for political leaders to accept the survival of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government
US authorities have arrested a long-wanted alleged Hezbollah financier on charges of violating US terror-related sanctions, after he was apparently deported to the United States from Morocco.
Iran's supreme leader has used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to lash out at Israel, calling the Jewish state a "fake" nation in a "dirty chapter" of history.
A US military official says militant groups like Hezbollah and ISIS have learned how to weaponise surveillance drones and use them against each other.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has openly admitted for the first time that Israel had attacked dozens of convoys transporting weapons in Syria destined for Hezbollah.
Accusing Hezbollah of trying to 'extend control over Lebanon and its decisions', Ashraf Rifi resigns as justice minister.
Regime forces have seized a military base from rebels in southern Syria and are locked in heavy fighting in a nearby opposition stronghold.
Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah on Sunday said one of two drones that came down over its Beirut stronghold was rigged with explosives and caused damage to its media centre.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Cairo has confirmed, before the premier returns to Lebanon to face the political crisis over his resignation.
Syria's army has accused Israeli warplanes of hitting one of its positions, killing two people in an attack that a monitor said targeted a site where the regime allegedly produces chemical weapons.
Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has condemns attack that targeted a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28
Israel's military chief Gadi Eisenkot says Israel believes Hezbollah's top military commander has been killed by rivals in Syria.
Lebanon's newly elected president visits Egypt, a day after defending militant Hezbollah group to an Egyptian TV station
Lebanon's Hezbollah has blamed Islamist extremists for killing the Shi’ite militant group's top military commander in Syria in an artillery attack.
Arab League foreign ministers have declared Lebanon's Shi'ite movement Hezbollah a terrorist group, after Sunni-dominated Gulf monarchies adopted the same stance.
Bahrain says it has dismantled an Iran-linked "terror" cell that was planning a series of attacks in the kingdom.
Israel "is active from time to time in Syria", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said in one of his most explicit comments yet on reported Israeli airstrikes there.
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