Israel treats thousands of war-wounded Syrians

2017-04-08 15:18

Israel has treated about 3 000 patients as fighting heats up in neighbouring Syria, in a programme that has changed perceptions and has helped ease tensions across the hostile border.

These super-rich Syrians are waiting to return if war ever ends

2016-06-14 07:34

With close to $200bn estimated to restore Syria's economy to its prewar size, the rewards could be huge, though so could the potential losses.

Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire

2015-11-24 08:57

Israel’s army has launched an air raid on the Gaza Strip after Hamas fired a rocket into southern Israel, sources from both sides say, adding that no one was hurt.

2 Palestinians try to stab Israeli police, are shot

2015-10-30 15:51

Two Palestinians allegedly tried to stab Israeli police at a West Bank checkpoint, one of whom was shot dead while the other was wounded by Israeli fire, police say.

Putin set to meet Egypt's Sisi

2015-08-26 15:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in Moscow as Russia ramps up its efforts to serve as a leading mediator in Middle Eastern conflicts.

SA academic in Gaza aid flotilla not on boat seized by Israelis

2015-06-29 15:25

A Kwazulu-Natal University academic‚ theologian and activist - who is part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip oby boat - is not on a vessel that has been seized by the Israeli military, the National Coalition for Palestine says.

Mom begs Australia to help daughter, grandchildren flee ISIS

2015-06-24 14:51

The mother-in-law of one of Australia’s most notorious ISIS fighters has pleaded for the government to help her "desperate" daughter and five grandchildren flee the Middle East, saying she made "the mistake of a lifetime".

Israel's Rivlin gives Netanyahu extra 14 days to form govt

2015-04-20 16:15

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an extension of 14 days to form a new government.

KZN Jews appalled by university SRC

2015-02-12 19:48

Calls by the Durban University of Technology's (DUT) SRC for Jewish students who do not support the Palestinian cause to deregister are appalling, the KZN Council of Jewry says.

West Bank mosque torched in 'revenge attack'

2014-11-12 15:43

Suspected extremists torched a West Bank mosque in an apparent revenge attack, as the Palestinian leader and the US top diplomat were to meet Jordan's King Abdullah over the spiralling violence.


Israel delays settler permits ahead of Kerry speech

2016-12-28 14:04

Israel has delayed a vote on permits for settler homes at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request, ahead of a speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Dubai stocks feel heat of luxury hotel blaze

2016-01-03 14:07

Emaar Properties has led the decline in Dubai stocks three days after a fire ripped through one of its hotels on New Year’s Eve.

Palestinians held over murder of Israeli dad and son

2015-11-15 16:50

Israeli security forces have arrested several Palestinian suspects over the murder of a rabbi and his son near the flashpoint West Bank of Hebron, the army says.

Female Palestinian shot trying to stab Israeli border police

2015-10-25 15:09

A Palestinian woman has been shot and wounded by border police in southern West Bank city of Hebron after attempting to stab officers there, police say.

Tanzania suspends job agencies in crackdown on sex, labour trafficking

2015-08-20 14:52

Tanzania has suspended about a quarter of its recruitment agencies in a bid to crack down on human trafficking after complaints that girls sent as domestic servants to the Middle East are used as sex slaves.

#BoycottWoolworths top trends in SA after spoof video

2015-06-28 13:09

Retailer Woolworths was a top trending topic on social media this weekend after an activist group put out a spoof video of its collaboration with US pop star Pharrell Williams.

Kuwait arrests ex-lawmaker over Iran tweet

2015-05-02 07:30

Kuwait has arrested a former opposition lawmaker for alleging Iran was pressuring the oil-rich emirate to change the crown prince, the government and relatives say.

US to reassess policy on Israel, Mideast diplomacy

2015-03-20 08:36

President Barack Obama has told Benjamin Netanyahu that Washington would "reassess" its options on US-Israel relations and Middle East diplomacy, a White House official says.

4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

2014-11-18 10:44

Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said.

Palestinians want urgent session on Israeli settlements

2014-10-28 15:57

Palestinian officials say they would push for an “urgent session” of the UN Security Council, a bid to stop an Israeli plan to build 1 000 new flats in East Jerusalem.

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