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.

10 threats to globalisation in 2017

2017-01-23 07:20

Research by Credit Suisse identified trends signalling changes in globalisation and the start of a multipolar world.

Gordhan the real target of 'judicial inquiry into banks' - MP

2016-09-22 12:53

Leaked information that a PR firm knew about a mooted judicial inquiry into banks was likely an attempt to intimidate Pravin Gordhan, says DA MP David Maynier.

Boko Haram seized 300 children in 2nd 2014 school attack

2016-03-31 09:26

Boko Haram seized hundreds of children from a remote town in northeast Nigeria in late 2014 but initial calls to report the kidnapping were ignored with locals fearful of the government's response, residents told AFP on Wednesday.


'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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This Syrian car lover wants to revive his 'wounded' classics

2017-03-14 08:54

Car enthusiast Mohammed Mohiedin Anis is desperately trying to save his collection of vintage cars 'wounded' in battles that have ravaged the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Syria army, civilians reclaim ruined Aleppo streets

2016-12-24 08:52

Syrian troops have cemented their hold on Aleppo after retaking full control of the city, as residents anxious to return to their homes moved through its ruined streets.

What you need to know about South Sudan's conflict

We hear from an International Organization of Migrants was in Juba when skirmishes began last week.

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UN: Afghan children used as child soldiers

2016-02-17 18:01

A UN official has condemned all sides in Afghanistan's conflict for using child soldiers, noting that while government forces have reduced the number of under-age recruits, insurgent groups continue to train large numbers of child fighter.

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