2020 Tokyo Games | Only war has ever cancelled Olympics

2020-03-24 16:39

The Olympic Games has suffered political boycotts and terrorism, but has only ever been cancelled due to outbreaks of war.

EXTRACT | The SADF and Cuito Cuanavale: a tactical and strategic analysis

2020-02-19 16:19

If you can prove that the SADF had its heart set on taking Cuito Cuanavale, you may credibly argue that the South Africans wanted to use it as a springboard for an advance on Luanda.

ANALYSIS: With the US and Iran on the brink of war, the dangers of Trump's policy of going it alone become clear

2020-01-06 13:29

The Trump administration has little option but to return to the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, though perhaps it could be somewhat modified to enable Trump to save face.

'No ceasefire plans' in Afghanistan, say Taliban

2019-12-30 13:01

The Taliban on Monday denied agreeing to any ceasefire in Afghanistan after rumours swirled of a potential deal that would see a reduction in fighting after more than 18 years of war.

'Very small number' of troops pulled from Syria-Turkey border: US official

2019-10-07 22:01

The United States has pulled back a "very small number" of troops from areas of northern Syria along the Turkish border, a senior State Department official said Monday, after President Donald Trump seemed to indicate a wider retreat.

Plastic bags have now been banned at these Woolworths stores in Gauteng and KZN

2019-04-24 16:00

Since November last year, the company has now sold 110,000 R5 black fabric bags.

Concentration camps in the South African War? Here are the real facts

2019-02-19 06:00

More than a century after 48 000 people died in concentration camps in what’s known as the South African War between 1899 and 1902 – or the Anglo-Boer War – the events of that period are back in the headlines.


2018-10-31 09:55

Twitter was a war zone on Tuesday with local celebs going at each other on the platform.

5 facts on slain Yemen ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh

Former Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday by allied Houthi militia. The militant group followed Saleh as he made an escape out of the country. Watch.

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WATCH: Ruins, demolition and destruction - Mosul 3 years after war

After three years of war with extremist group, ISIS, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, declared victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul. This is the city, before and after. Watch.

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UN secretary-general calls for global ceasefire to focus on 'the true fight of our lives'

2020-03-24 15:03

"Pull back from hostilities. Put aside mistrust and animosity. Silence the guns, stop the artillery, end the airstrikes," the United Nations said.

Nuke experts: It's not too soon to worry if Trump may use nuclear weapons

2020-01-07 17:57

No one has used nuclear weapons in combat since 1945.

Rand rally cut short on US assassination of top Iranian general

2020-01-03 13:27

The rand weakened by as much as 2% on Friday morning in the wake of the assassination of Qasem Soleimani by the US military.

Trump defends Syria pullout, denies giving Turkey 'green light' for invasion

2019-10-17 08:13

President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to pull US troops out of Syria, calling it "strategically brilliant," and denied giving Turkey a "green light" to launch operations against Kurdish militants.

More than 100 killed in air strike on Yemen prison: Red Cross

2019-09-01 19:37

More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led military coalition on a detention centre in Yemen, says the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Why South Africans are being misled by the recycling numbers on packaging

2019-02-19 06:11

Some grocery chains are being more honest about what can be recycled.

WATCH: 'We've beaten them badly' - Trump declares victory over ISIS in Syria, orders US troops home

2018-12-20 09:35

The ISIS group has been 'beaten' in Syria, US President Donald Trump has said in announcing a stunning order to pull American ground forces from the war-ravaged nation.

Dutch seeks extradition of arms dealer arrested in SA

2017-12-08 22:14

Dutch prosecutors are requesting the extradition of convicted Dutch arms dealer Augustinus Petrus Kouwenhoven, arrested in South Africa, to serve a 19-year sentence for his role in Liberia's bloody civil war.

US senator says Trump ready for war with North Korea

2017-08-01 22:33

A Republican senator claims US President Donald Trump has told him he would go to war to destroy North Korea rather than allow it to develop a long-range nuclear-armed missile.

No winners if Korea war breaks out - China foreign minister

2017-04-15 13:36

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said there can be no winners in a war between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programmes.

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