Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

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Jacob Zuma quits as President of South Africa

:: Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power. In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation,

Africa’s richest man joins race for South African cement firm

:: Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has joined the race to buy South African cement maker PPC, which is already the subject of a takeover bid valuing the company at $700 million. Dangote Cement, which is controlled by Dangote and

South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity — source

Grace Mugabe

:: South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a security source said on Friday. South African police had

Former presidents urge action to heal ‘sick’ S. Africa

:: Three former South African presidents for the first time issued a joint call for action recently to end the nation’s “worsening” political crisis, the latest campaign targeting President Jacob Zuma. In an unprecedented move, the country’s living former heads

Actress Priyanka Chopra dismayed by child sexual abuse in Zimbabwe

:: Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is dismayed by the level of sexual violence against children in Zimbabwe. She says government officials there told her many young girls are “asking for it.” Chopra spoke Saturday after visiting the southern African

S. Africa’s Gordhan ordered home from London

Pravin Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to return to South Africa early on Tuesday after being ordered home from London by President Jacob Zuma, hours before a court hearing over the closure of accounts belonging to friends of the president.

Almost 1.4 million children face ‘imminent death:’ UN agency

The United Nations children’s agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at “imminent risk of death” as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. The UNICEF announcement comes a day after famine was declared in

More than 100 injured in train collision in South Africa

South African paramedics say two trains have collided in the capital, Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people. Citing emergency responders, the African News Agency is reporting that most injuries were light in the accident at a station in the Rosslyn

Protesters urge S.Africa’s Zuma, top ANC leaders to quit party posts

Members of South Africa’s ANC chanted slogans outside its headquarters on Monday demanding President Jacob Zuma step down in a rare public show of anger in the ruling party after its worst election performance since the end of apartheid in

Mandela’s grandson Mandla under pressure over embracing Islam

Traditional leaders in South Africa have expressed “disquiet” over chief Mandla Mandela’s conversion to Islam. The Congress of Traditional Leaders in South Africa (Contralesa) told the BBC that being Muslim could affect his ability to uphold Xhosa traditions. Mandla, the

South Africans react angrily to Facebook post deemed racist

Many South Africans reacted furiously on Monday to what they described as the racist remarks of a white woman who criticized black beachgoers in a Facebook post. Even political parties are commenting on the case, which has ignited fresh debate

South Africa defends police after violent student protests

South Africa’s police minister on Saturday defended officers who fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades at a huge student protest outside the government’s headquarters in Pretoria. Thousands of students demonstrated against proposed rises in university fees, with some

Sudan says all ‘normal’, Bashir to return after summit

Sudan insisted on Sunday that President Omar al-Bashir’s visit to Johannesburg for a summit was proceeding normally and he would return after its main meeting, despite a local court order banning him from leaving. A South African court on Sunday

Coca-Cola in Nigerian court over half-empty cans

Nigeria is taking Coca-Cola to court for allegedly refusing to comply with orders from the Consumer Protection Council over two half-empty cans of Sprite. Attorney General Mohammed Bello Adoke filed suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday

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  Bangladesh ferry sinks with up to 200 on board: police DHAKA – An overloaded ferry carrying up to 200 passengers sank Monday on a river in central Bangladesh, police said. “We have heard that the ferry was overloaded with

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