Islamic State

In limbo: ‘Isis children’ in prison

Iraq grapples with how to handle an unprecedented number of minors, many of whom were beaten into confession

Order signed for US military’s controversial Syria exit

Both US politicians and international allies fear the withdrawal is premature and would further destabilise the already devastated region

Military ignored Mosul war-wounded

In ridding the city of the Islamic State, its health system was gutted, affecting 1.8-million residents

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

'The roses are much better... I make good money from roses. They are resistant and don't require as much expense or work'

Boko Haram frees most of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

The Dapchi kidnapping on February 19 brought back painful memories of a similar abduction in Chibok in April 2014, when more than 200 girls were taken

What to expect from the next round of Syria talks

After months of stalemate, the Syrian talks are expected to focus primarily on a new constitution and elections and two reforms proposed by the UN.

After five months of battle with IS supporters, peace returns to Philippine city

​Residents returned home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbourhoods for remaining IS militants.

​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict

Control of increasingly scarce water is being used by armed groups to challenge central governments, causing untold suffering to civilians.

​The ‘al-Qaeda rising’ narrative risks downplaying Islamic State threat

The prevailing hypothesis on al-Qaeda's longevity compared to Islamic State may seem reasonable, but it is hasty.

Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery

The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the death of envoy Andrei Karlov, which marked one of the most serious spillovers of the Syria conflict.

Islamic State pushed out of town near Mosul as advance continues

​Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi government forces have driven the terrorist group out of the town of Fadiliya.

UN receives reports of massacres by Islamic State fighters in Mosul

There are fears that the extremists will commit more atrocities in an attempt to spread fear as they try to hold on to their last major Iraqi bastion.

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MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.