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Rouhani says Iran ‘very happy’ Trump leaving

President-elect Joe Biden, who defeated Trump at the ballot box in November, has signalled a willingness to return to diplomacy with Iran after four tense years under the outgoing president

Uphill battle but Tehran aims to become bike-friendly

A new bike-sharing initiative in the Iranian capital is trying to ameliorate the city’s traffic and pollution problem

Where do Africans study abroad?

China is becoming the preferred destination for countries such as Ghana and Nigeria

Iraqi rivers under threat from dams in Iran and Turkey

This year, an unprecedented fiscal crunch caused by low oil prices forced the government to suspend infrastructure investments. But new dams alone won’t save Iraq’s waterways, experts warn.

The orchestrators of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen

As the crisis continues to unfold, the biggest threat may be the vested interest in maintaining the civil war Therefore, with no end in sight to the conflict plaguing the nation, the question worth asking is: who benefits from a Yemen at war?

Surviving Covid-19 — and Modi

A religious and nationalist agenda has replaced the promise of development and left India ill-equipped to manage the pandemic

Far right uses coronavirus to scapegoat refugees

Europe’s far-right nationalists are closing their borders and using Covid-19 as a guise to deport and deny entry to refugees and asylum seekers

South Africa’s travel ban commences

The travel restrictions will allow South Africa to turn back passengers arriving from areas affected by Covid-19 that are deemed high risk

Women in the Middle East North African region pushing back against patriarchy

The scales are still tilted in favour of men, but younger people with tertiary education have less discriminatory attitudes

665 to 12-million infected: The possible SA coronavirus numbers

If nothing changes and infections continue to increase at the current rate, South African healthcare facilities could be further overwhelmed

Open letter: a call for freedom for academic prisoners in Iran

Academics and civil society organisations from around the world condemn the arbitrary imprisonment of academics in Iran

Japan’s Abe warns conflict with Iran impacts entire world

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability, as he visits the Middle East hoping...

Soleimani air strike: Why this is a dangerous escalation of US assassination policy

The Trump administration is only the latest to push the boundaries of the law to take out foreign adversaries

Trump has markets on tweeterhooks

The markets fluctuated after Trump last week ordered the killing of Iran’s top military commander Qassem Soleiman

Soleimani killing, US strategic incoherence

Given the general's standing, Iran is unlikely to back down

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