There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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President Donald Trump on Friday warned Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be "very careful with his words."
Iraqi officials fear economic "collapse" if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps oil revenues that feed 90% of the national budget.
Democrat-controlled House passes nonbinding War Powers resolution, but similar measure faces an uphill battle in Senate.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday said the US strike that killed a top Iranian general had restored credibility to the US threat to Tehran to restrain itself militarily.
Iran's supreme leader said a "slap in the face" was delivered to the United States, when the Islamic republic fired missiles at US troop bases in Iraq on Wednesday.
A stampede broke out Tuesday at the funeral of a top Iranian general killed in a US drone strike, leaving more than 40 people dead as huge crowds of mourners packed his hometown.
"There is a confluence of uncertainty and it's rattling all markets."
After Kirstin was suspended from using the school bus for three days due to bullying, her father decided to make her walk the route in the freezing cold.
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New tariffs imposed by US president Donald Trump in the trade war between the US and China could result in thousands of job losses in the steel and aluminium industries.
Qassem Suleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad, was widely considered to be the most powerful man in Iran after the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said he was "outraged" by another missile attack on an Iraqi airbase where US forces have been stationed, as neighboring Iran signalled a wish to de-escalate tensions.
Arch-foes Tehran and Washington may be temporarily calling it even after Iranian missiles targeted US forces in Iraq, but analysts predict violent instability will keep blighting Baghdad.
Iranian state television claimed that Wednesday missile strikes on bases in Iraq killed 80 Americans, in a report citing what it called an informed Revolutionary Guards source.
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.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani was planning imminent action that threatened American citizens when he was killed in a US strike.
The US and China sent conflicting signals over trade, with President Donald Trump expressing optimism about the prospect of a deal and Beijing warning that it will retaliate if the US follows through on a threat to hike tariffs.
As we try to get through the end-of-year slump, media personality Pearl Thusi is busy serving us all the style and holiday goals in the U.S.
Engagement is needed on expropriation and nationalisation, says Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala.
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