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One month later the search in Syria for photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed continues
One month later the search in Syria for photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed continues
It’s been almost a month since Johannesburg-based photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed disappeared in Syria while travelling with the disaster relief organisation, Gift of the Givers Foundation. ...
​Ravaged Aleppo shows off its wounds
​Ravaged Aleppo shows off its wounds
Hundreds of Syrians took a train through battle-scarred east Aleppo on Thursday as services resumed for the first time after four years of...
​The law is hostile to a desperate Syrian teen and Swedish journalist
​The law is hostile to a desperate Syrian teen and Swedish journalist
"Take me with you!” pleads Abed, a teenage Syrian migrant. Swedish journalist Fredri Önnevall is stunned but, after wrestling with his conscience, agrees. This week he goes on trial for human trafficking....
The weekly pop sack: Paved with good intentions
The weekly pop sack: Paved with good intentions
OPINIONDespite trying to hang on to holiday memories and maintain a view of the world through purple-tinted sunglasses, it’s disappointingly clear that the world is in serious need of some TLC. We are in need of those famous sprinklings of magic from #SaltBae himself. The...
Timeline: The kidnapping of Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria
Timeline: The kidnapping of Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria
It has been one week since South African photographer Shiraaz Mohamed (38) was captured in northern Syria near the Turkish border. Mohamed, who was...
Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery
Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery
The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in the back and killed while giving a speech at an art gallery on Monday. Turkish security sources said...
Red Cross expects to evacuate 2 000 from Aleppo
Red Cross expects to evacuate 2 000 from Aleppo
Close to 1 000 civilians and 26 wounded, including several children, were evacuated from east Aleppo on Thursday, in an operation the International...
​Aleppo victory won’t end Syrian war, says al-Assad
​Aleppo victory won’t end Syrian war, says al-Assad
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a victory for his army in the city of Aleppo would be a “huge step” towards ending the country’s...
UN receives reports of massacres by Islamic State fighters in Mosul
UN receives reports of massacres by Islamic State fighters in Mosul
Islamic State fighters have reportedly massacred scores of people around its Iraq stronghold of Mosul in the past week, United Nations human...
France to seek ICC options for war crimes probe in Aleppo
France to seek ICC options for war crimes probe in Aleppo
France is working to find a way for the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into war crimes it...
Vatican City it is a big dream, say Syrians taken in by the Pope
Vatican City it is a big dream, say Syrians taken in by the Pope
Hot water, a plate of lasagne, the pleasure of a walk and a night of peaceful sleep. Then a breakfast with coffee, milk, bread and jam.
Paris-Brussels network a 'supercell' of extremism
Paris-Brussels network a 'supercell' of extremism
The number of people linked to the Islamic State network that attacked Paris and Brussels reaches easily into the dozens, with a series of new...

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