Wg Dunlop

Editor for @AFP in DC. Six years in Iraq, also reported from the Gulf, Levant & North Africa. Usual caveats.

US ‘locked and loaded’ after Saudi attacks as oil prices surge

It is the first time Donald Trump has hinted at a potential American military response to drone attacks, which slashed Saudi oil production by half

Trump says Iran ‘playing with fire’ after nuclear deal limit breached

​US President Trump warned on Monday that Iran is "playing with fire" after Tehran said it exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves

Louisiana lawmakers pass fetal heartbeat abortion ban

The bans are expected to be blocked in lower courts, but supporters plan to appeal such decisions until they reach the Supreme Court

Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led Yemen war

The veto was the second of his presidency

Trump blasts FBI counterintel probe into whether he worked for Russia

The New York Times reported that the FBI launched a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether Trump posed a national security threat

Order signed for US military’s controversial Syria exit

Both US politicians and international allies fear the withdrawal is premature and would further destabilise the already devastated region

Elon Musk to resign as chair of Tesla board but remain CEO

​Elon Musk has reached a deal over fraud charges that will see him step down as Tesla's chairman of the board and pay a $20-million fine

Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russia election meddling

At their meeting in Helsinki on Monday, Donald Trump failed to challenge Vladimir Putin over the 2016 presidential election

Iraq hit by worst violence since 2008

The worst violence since 2008 hit Iraq in May, raising fears of sectarian strife as leaders meet for talks on disputes that have paralysed government.

Second day of violence leaves 35 dead in Iraqi attacks

A wave of attacks targeting both Iraq's security forces and civilians killed 35 people, in a second day of deadly violence.

Libya buries dead imams killed in Nato strike

Libyans prepared on Saturday to bury 11 imams killed in what Muammar Gaddafi's regime said was a Nato air strike.

Gaddafi says Nato bombs won’t get him

Gaddafi declared in an audio message on Friday he was beyond the reach of Nato bombs after a government denial of claims he was wounded.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!