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Ultraorthodox men create chaos on plane over women

Ultraorthodox Jewish men are disrupting El Al flights, causing the carrier to be criticised for allowing it.

Any place but home for record number of people

The annual global trends report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) paints a very bleak picture.

Hamas cry of victory rings hollow for battered civilians

Three weeks later, Gaza City has almost returned to what passes for normal in this overcrowded, impoverished and war-ravaged strip of land.

Jerusalem settlement plans threaten Palestinian state

Despite its prosaic name, E1 has the potential to kill off hopes for a viable Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, say opponents.

Risks of Gaza incursion immense

In Gaza, the emergence of militant organisations beyond the control of the ruling Hamas make the consequences of Israel's operation unpredictable.

Middle East crisis: Hope fades for two-state solution

Israel's continuing developments on the West Bank imperil Obama's model for peace in the Middle East.

Syrians struggle in cramped Jordanian refugee camp

The Zata'ari refugee camp, opened by the Jordanian government to house 500 people, has swollen to a population of more than 26 000.

Romney ‘would back Israeli strike against Iran’

An aide to Mitt Romney says the US presidential candidate is wooing Israeli support by promising to back any attack on Iran by Israel.

Israel red-carded over detention orders

A former member of the Palestinian national football team remains on hunger strike over his imprisonment by Israel without charge, or trial.

African migrants rile Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stoked a volatile debate about refugees and migrant workers from Africa.

Netanyahu: African refugees threaten Israel’s identity, security

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked furious debate over refugees and migrant workers from Africa, claiming they threaten the nation's security.

Termination of gas supply fans fires in Middle East

Governments of both Egypt and Israel have been trying to prevent a political crisis since Egypt cancelled a contract to supply Israel with gas.

Israel demands immediate effect of Iran sanctions

Israel says an EU embargo on Iranian oil and additional sanctions -- due to take effect from July -- should begin now.

Hardliners in West Bank standoff

A house in the occupied territory has becoming yet another source of dispute in this conflicted area between Israel and Palestine.

Hamas distances itself from Iran-Israeli tensions

Hamas will not do Iran's bidding in any war with Israel, according to senior figures within the militant Islamic group.

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High court grants Dlamini-Zuma leave to appeal adverse ruling on tobacco ban

The court held that the ongoing state of disaster meant there was public interest in the legal test applied to measures taken to contain the pandemic

Concourt to hear Zondo commission’s application for contempt order against Zuma on March 25

The former president has one week to file answering papers in the application that also seeks a prison sentence imposed on him

Koko maintains he had no idea he was exchanging emails with a man likely to be Salim Essa

On his fourth appearance before the commission, the former Eskom CEO maintains he was tricked into sharing company information with a third party

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