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First UN ‘mercy flight’ leaves Yemen’s rebel-held Sanaa

Yemeni children in critical need of medical care were evacuated Monday from the rebel-held capital Sanaa, in what the United Nations hopes will be...

Is Jordan likely to change ‘sexist’ nationality law?

​Although a petition circulating on social media calling for Jordan's controversial nationality law to be abolished, it is more likely to be refused.

Slice of Life: “People like telling their problems to strangers”

Leo ‘Zohan’ Aldardanji is a classic barber, excelling as his customers' therapist.

‘Real’ men, fresh out of the oven

Male bonding can be a thing of horror - and liable to land you in hot water (or near it).

Pilot’s death snaps Jordan out of torpor

The public wants to avenge the inhumane killing of Muadh al-Kasasbeh, but this may invite more trouble to the country.

Jordan executes jihadists in retaliation for Isis murder

Jordan has responded to Islamic extremist group Isis's burning alive of fighter pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh by executing two jihadists on death row.

Jordanian pilot captured by Isis after aircraft brought down over Syria

This is the first hostage taken from the US-led coalition battling Isis, but the group is divided over whether or not the plane was shot down by Isis.

Syrian deluge hits Jordan’s schools

Institutions are doubling shifts and staff, but they are finding it difficult to cope with the demand.

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.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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