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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.

EU ponders debt relief as a ‘signal of change’ for Arab states

European governments have planned a radical offer of "debt relief" to its Arab North African and Middle Eastern neighbours.

Egypt gas pipeline to Israel, Jordan attacked

An Egyptian pipeline sending gas to Israel and Jordan, which has been attacked six times since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, has been hit by two explosions.

Jordanians demand ‘incorruptible, salvation government’

Hundreds of Jordanians have demonstrated outside the prime minister's office in Amman, demanding speedy reforms and a corruption-free state.

Shockwaves reach Jordan

Jordan's opposition Islamic Action Front attacked King Abdullah's appointment of a new prime minister as “inappropriate”.

Jordan’s king appoints new PM after protests

King Abdullah of Jordan, a close US ally, on Tuesday replaced his prime minister after protests over food prices and poor living conditions.

Al-Jazeera Cup broadcasts jammed from Jordan

Mysterious jamming of TV broadcasts of the Soccer World Cup by the Arabic satellite channel al-Jazeera has been traced to Jordan.

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This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

Tighter Covid restrictions for N. Mandela Bay — other hotspots may follow

With the number of cases spiralling out of control in hotspots in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, longer curfews and restrictions on alcohol sales are being implemented

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Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

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