Middle East

Govt lifts nationwide ban on public livestock auctions following inspections

2020-02-17 11:55

The ban on public auctions of livestock was implemented to prevent a spread of foot and mouth disease.

EXPLAINER: Pertinent questions answered on Iran, US boiling tensions

2020-01-08 11:13

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran had taken what it considered to be proportionate measures and did not seek an escalation of war.

Pakistan insists it won't be dragged into US, Iran conflict, urges both sides to ratchet down tensions

2020-01-06 18:05

Pakistan's foreign minister on Monday said the country would not be dragged into any conflict between the US and Iran as he urged both sides to lower tensions following the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani last week.

Volvo announces gender-neutral parent leave policy, aims to be a game-changer

2019-05-07 16:06

The company said the policy was more "generous and inclusive" than most existing national parental leave policies in Europe and that it was the first of its kind in the car industry.

Khashoggi disappearance places spotlight on media freedom in Middle East

2018-10-18 08:09

Kidnapped journalist Jamal Khashoggi's fate highlights the vulnerable state of journalists and media freedom in the Middle East, writes Mia Swart.

Arriving on African shores: Hyundai adds stylish new Kona to its compact SUV range

2018-07-17 13:00

Hyundai’s much-anticipated Kona subcompact SUV will officially arrive in Africa and Middle East markets from early August.

Pope says 'very worried' by Mideast violence

2018-05-16 23:02

"I am very worried about the escalation of tensions in the Holy Land and the Middle East, and about the spiral of violence which moves us ever further away from the path of peace, dialogue and negotiation," Pope Francis has said.

PR giant takes over 'terrific' Bell Pottinger Middle East

2018-01-02 13:35

Bell Pottinger Middle East, a subsidiary of the disgraced public relations firm Bell Pottinger, has been bought by a subsidiary of another PR giant.

Friends & Friction: It’s time to be angry at our leaders

2017-05-28 06:00

It is the curse of the Third World, it seems: leaders who are incapable of making good decisions.

Rising Fortune 500 interest in Africa, Middle East - report

2017-04-12 16:58

The Middle East and Africa region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 countries, according to a new report by Infomineo.


Nato chief backs Trump: allies can do more in MidEast

2020-01-08 22:04

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has spoken with US President Donald Trump and agreed that the western allies should take a more prominent role in the Middle East.

South Africans in Iran, Iraq have not yet requested assistance, says Dirco

2020-01-07 20:35

No South Africans have contacted the Department of International Relations and Cooperation for assistance in Iraq and Iran as tensions in the region simmer after a US air strike that killed an Iranian general in Iraq last week.

US going into Middle East was 'worst decision ever' - Trump

2019-10-09 16:50

US President Donald Trump says the US military becoming involved in the Middle East was the "worst decision ever made" and that he was ensuring the safe return of troops.

WATCH: Key events that defined the Middle East in 2018

2018-12-31 22:23

Here are five headlines on the Middle East that mark 2018 for the region.

These are the 7 best ads in SA right now, and they feature a robot called Sbu and an Icelandic Afrikaner

2018-08-17 11:45

The 7 best TV and cinema adverts in South Africa nominated for a Loeries award.

Hyundai urges African and Middle East consumers to support local NCAP ratings

2018-07-12 13:59

Hyundai is calling on Africa and Middle East governments to support local or regional New Car Assessment Programs (NCAP), with consumers currently comparing results from Europe or the United States when making buying decisions.

Exercise tracking app reveals details of military sites

2018-01-29 13:44

A map showing paths taken by users of an exercise tracking app reveals potentially sensitive information about American and allied military personnel in places including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

Trump sees 'chance' for peace in Middle East

2017-09-08 07:08

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he believes there is a "chance" for a Middle East peace settlement, long one of the most elusive goals of US diplomacy.

US airlines are 'bullies' - Qatar Airways

2017-04-24 14:54

The chief of Qatar Airways has accused American carriers complaining over alleged subsidies to Gulf airlines of "bullying".

Can Amazon conquer the Middle East?

2017-04-03 11:44

After acquiring Souq.com, can it convince Middle East's 50 million consumers it is a one-stop shop for online retail?

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