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Saudi executions go global

Awkward alliances in the fight against terror have complicated a proper response.

Iran quietly extends its strategic influence in Syria

Tehran plays a critical role that unnerves its allies in the regime as much as its enemies.

Blunders and stubborness hobble Syria talks

Syria: The long road to finding peace after years of war.

Vaccination ceasefire urged in Syria

A polio outbreak to the east of the country has reinforced the call for relief workers' safety.

Assad’s end could be nigh

As the power shifts on the ground, the CIA is predicting it could be in eight to 10 weeks.

One step forward, two steps back for Tunisia

The government is reversing progress on human rights in Tunisia following last year's Arab Spring revolution, Amnesty International has warned.

Mohamed Morsi: A spectacular balancing act

Egypt's president has the ability to dominate domestic politics. Now he has to find a way to appease the US after the embassy attack.

Hunt on for Libya bombers

The United States has vowed to avenge the consulate attack that killed its ambassador and would work alongside the Libyan government.

Ambassador’s death: Justice will be done, vows Obama

Barack Obama has underscored the bond between the US and Libya, but vowed to hunt down those behind the possibly premeditated killing of the US envoy.

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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