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Mariette Le Roux

Iran’s anti-US strikes: measured, but not final response

Tehran wanted to appear decisive to calm a clamour for revenge, without provoking President Donald Trump to unleash all-out armed conflict

It’s only natural for us to lead Tunisia, says Ennahda

Tunisia's Ennahda party says it will form a new government soon, as early results give it a strong lead in the Arab Spring's first free election.

Mladic: ‘I defended my people’

Wartime Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic on Friday denounced genocide and war-crimes charges against him as "obnoxious".

Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial closes

Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor's trial for arming Sierra Leone rebels who paid him in blood diamonds closed on Friday.

Taylor war-crimes trial enters final phase

The lawyer of former Liberian president Charles Taylor on Wednesday dismissed his war-crimes trial as a political conspiracy.

Spotlight on Naomi Campbell in war-crimes trial

The spotlight in Charles Taylor's war crimes trial shifts on Thursday to supermodel Naomi Campbell when she testifies about an uncut diamond.

Netherlands goes World Cup crazy

Dutch fans scrambled on Wednesday for pricey, last-minute tickets to SA as the country went football crazy after reaching the World Cup final.

Sudan rebel leaders surrender to ICC

Two Sudan rebel leaders surrendered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday to answer to accusations of war crimes in Darfur.

ICC to rule on al-Bashir warrant this week

The ICC will announce on Wednesday whether it will issue a warrant for the arrest of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir for alleged war crimes in Darfur.

Witness retracts evidence at DRC war-crimes trial

The first witness at the ICC's inaugural war-crimes trial retracted his testimony on Wednesday after saying he was a former child soldier.

Mbeki botched legacy over Zim, analysts say

South African President Thabo Mbeki's failure to criticise neighbouring Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe has weakened his international stature, analysts said. Once hailed as a leader focussed on Africa's revival, Mbeki's silence on Zimbabwe has been blamed either on misplaced loyalty or crippling deference.

SA battles national identity crisis

A draft loyalty pledge has plunged South Africa into a new identity crisis as it mulls its common values 14 years after discarding apartheid to forge a united society under a single flag. As the motley rainbow nation quibbles over a government proposal to introduce a pledge of allegiance in schools, some ideological battle lines are being redrawn.

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