Bashar Al Assad

Letters to the Editor: September 21 to 27

Our readers write in about: violence, foreign business, the ICC and Syria

Years of fruitless efforts to end Syria’s war

Since the start of Syria's war in 2011, numerous efforts to halt the conflict through diplomacy have failed

Lebanon’s Hezbollah launches Syrian war video game

The first-person shooter game is a low-cost spinoff of bestseller "Call of Duty" that glorifies the group's battles in the ongoing Syrian conflict.

World, bar Israel, condemns Trump Jerusalem announcement

Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has drawn sharp criticism, with the significant exception of Israel.

What to expect from the next round of Syria talks

After months of stalemate, the Syrian talks are expected to focus primarily on a new constitution and elections and two reforms proposed by the UN.

Turkey’s deescalation operation promises to be a smooth transition

Rebels have told 'Al Jazeera' that Turkey has indirectly sent a stark warning to any faction that resists the operation.

Erdogan blames ‘murderer Assad’ for suspected Syria chemical attack

At least 72 people, among them 20 children, were killed in Tuesday's attack in rebel-held Khan Sheikhun.

Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery

The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the death of envoy Andrei Karlov, which marked one of the most serious spillovers of the Syria conflict.

​Aleppo victory won’t end Syrian war, says al-Assad

President Bashar al-Assad said a victory for his army in the city of Aleppo would be a “huge step” towards ending the devastating five-year civil war.

France to seek ICC options for war crimes probe in Aleppo

It is unclear how the ICC could proceed given that the court has no jurisdiction for crimes in Syria because it is not a member of the ICC.

Russia’s Syria gambit could be a game changer

Reports from the scenes of Russia's air strikes suggest that the targeting of groups other than Isis was deliberate. Yet the detail may not matter.

West ‘ignored Russian offer to have Assad step aside’

A senior negotiator describes the rejection of an alleged proposal, since then tens of thousands have been killed and millions displaced.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income