Beirut

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

Seven Ethiopians die in Lebanon while their consulate abandons them

The steady stream of coffins being shipped from Lebanon to Ethiopia, won’t be slowing any time soon

Pushed by poverty, desperate Lebanese youth flee

Their migration on a "road of death" is fuelled by endemic corruption, political dysfunction, unemployment and poverty.

In Beirut, fear and anger don’t stop life going on

South Beirut has endured a series of suicide bombings over the past two years in response to Hezbollah’s forceful intervention in Syria.

Beirut, a haven of hope and diversity

For filmmaker Mai Masri, the crumbling city of ­Beirut, with its tortured past, is brimming with culture that continues to inspire artists.

Lebanon’s future on shaky ground

Sectarian fault lines have intensified the political uncertainty and will decide the country's fate. Jeremy Bowen reports.

Syrian uprising: Why it matters

The uprising in Syria is swiftly transforming into a civil war that could lay waste to the country and the fallout is bleeding outside its borders.

Natural gas could lead to new Lebanon-Israel war

The discovery of gas reserves under the eastern Mediterranean could mean a huge windfall for Israel and Lebanon, if it doesn't spark a new war.

Ethiopian airliner crashes after take-off from Beirut

An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 90 people on board crashed into the Mediterranean sea shortly after taking off from Beirut international airport.

Slump in Gulf tourists hits heart of Lebanon’s economy

Lebanon's political crisis has turned into an economic nightmare for the vital tourist industry, hard hit by a slump in tourists from oil-rich Gulf states who have been told to avoid the troubled country. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain have advised their citizens not to travel to a country in the grip of its worst political crisis since the end of the civil war in 1990.

Nostradamus of the Middle East or just a phoney?

Michel Hayek, a butcher's boy who has risen to the status of an Arab media celebrity, has the knack of making accurate predictions in an anxious and uncertain Lebanon looking for answers. "I believe everyone has what I have. It's a sense like your eyes, or your ears. If I feel something strongly, I follow my instinct," says the man nicknamed the "Nostradamus of the Middle East".

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Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs