Chris Mcgreal

Palestinian flag raised at the UN: Symbol of ‘hope’ no substitute for a state

There was much talk of ‘hope’ as the Palestinian flag was raised for the first time over the United Nations. Hope for what, though, was up in the air.

Fear and bluster in Congress

Netanyahu condemned US nuclear talks with Iran, but Obama hit back at his empty rhetoric.

Americans fear weapon control laws after Connecticut shooting

Karl Durkheimer's gun shop enjoyed record sales of semi-automatic firearms -- "modern sporting rifles", as he calls them -- and handguns last weekend.

Nobel winners call for Israel embargo

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, prominent artists and activists has issued a call for an international military boycott of Israel.

Hamas unscathed by hi-tech war

Although Hamas leadership is in hiding, Israel's missiles have failed to obliterate its authority, writes Chris McGreal in Beit Lahiya.

Petraeus: Bitten by an FBI ‘bulldog’

Frederick Humphries has lived up to his deadly reputation by setting in motion the investigation that brought down David Petraeus as CIA director.

September 11 comes calling again

Sikhs in Wisconsin in the US have been routinely abused and taunted before the temple shooting. Chris McGreal reports.

Mitt Romney fumbles foreign affair

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been lambasted for his embarrassing gaffes during his visit to the United Kingdom.

Mitt Romney’s London visit is a test of his foreign policy acumen

Romney arrived in London pursued by calls to use this overseas tour to define a foreign policy that amounts to more than criticising the president.

US says Rwanda’s Kagame may be charged with aiding war crimes

The head of the US war crimes office has warned Rwanda's leaders they could face prosecution for arming groups responsible for atrocities in the DRC.

Drones torpedo Obama support

A survey of global opinion about Obama shows large numbers of non-Americans feel badly let down by the man awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

Romney set with Wisconsin, Maryland, DC wins

Mitt Romney's decisive victories in three Republican presidential primaries have positioned him to try and knock Rick Santorum out of the contest.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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