Sara Hussein

Deputy news editor @AFP Tokyo. Sideline in science/environment reporting. Recovering Middle East reporter.

Japan urges Ghosn to return as fugitive tycoon defends escape

Ghosn made his first public appearance since his audacious December escape at a combative press conference in Beirut on Wednesday

Ghosn accuses Nissan execs of ‘backstabbing’ plot

Carlos Ghosn denounced a "conspiracy" against him, saying events had been "twisted in a way to paint a personage of greed, a personage of dictatorship

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn pays bail, set to leave Japan cell

The tycoon is expected to walk out of the custody centre in Toyko after the court rejected a last-ditch appeal from prosecutors to block his release

Carlos Ghosn’s lead defence lawyer resigns

There was no immediate explanation as to why the attorneys, who include lead lawyer Motonari Otsuru, were leaving Ghosn's defence team

Nissan meets to replace Ghosn, as tensions with Renault grow

The Japanese company removed Carlos Ghosn from his post last month after he was detained on allegations of under-reporting his salary

Star to fallen idol: The Japanese rise and fall of Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn is facing allegations of financial misconduct

Christmas mass prays for peace

Thousands of people streamed into Bethlemhem to mark the birth of Christ, and the Latin Patriarch has expressed the need for peace in the Middle East.

Israeli troops on high alert on Syria ceasefire line

Israeli forces on Monday braced for fresh unrest along the Syrian ceasefire line a day after they reportedly killed 23 people trying to break through.

As fighters push on, Libya rebels prepare for power

As Libya's rebel fighters push west, opposition representatives in Benghazi are trying to form a government-in-waiting.

Gunfire and explosions rock Tripoli

Muammar Gaddafi's Tripoli compound was rocked by blasts on Monday and his southern strongholds and a navy base were bombed.

Libya warns over air, sea traffic as UN action looms

Libya warned on Thursday it could target all Mediterranean air and sea traffic in the case of foreign military intervention.

Egypt threatens crackdown but protesters stay put

The government warned of a military crackdown as massive rallies against President Hosni Mubarak spread and the army detained pro-democracy activists.

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

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