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Romney an echo of Obama

A world in which Mitt Romney holds the single most powerful office may sound a very different place from that of President Barack Obama.

Egypt’s Morsi heads to Iran for Syria talks

Mohamed Morsi's Tehran visit, the first by an Egyptian leader since 1979, is part of plan to form a regional contact group to broker peace in Syria.

Taliban seeks negotiated settlement in Afghanistan

A senior commander of the Taliban has offered a pragmatic view on the futility of the war and the future of Afghanistan. Julian Borger reports.

Scientists try to revive Iran nuclear talks

As part of extensive war games, Iran test-fired medium-range missiles capable of hitting US bases in the region or Israel.

Pakistan sets Afghan peace rules

Without a clear action plan, Pakistan will not support the United States-driven reconciliation plans for Afghanistan.

US fails to show up for its Taliban party

US government in danger of missing out on historic peace settlement in Afghanistan.

Taliban office in Qatar a ‘dramatic breakthrough’

The United States has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.

Iran shrugs off oil export sanctions

An already frail economy will come under more pressure when the EU ban comes into effect.

Iran nuke claims: Russia rejects call for more sanctions

Russia has rejected EU calls for further sanctions against Iran in the wake of a UN reports that Tehran had experimented with nuclear weapon designs.

Nuclear watchdog: Iran ‘working on advanced warhead’

The UN's nuclear watchdog is set to reveal alleged Iranian work on an advanced nuclear warhead -- though this is not regarded as a "smoking gun".

Dalai Lama ban would extract a political cost

The South African foreign ministry's excuses for dithering over entry visa for Desmond Tutu's birthday celebrations are paper thin.

New concerns over Afghan stability

The assassination of a close ally and mentor of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai after the killing of his powerful half-brother has raised questions

Heat is on Obama to slash aid

As fears about Pakistan's nuclear security mount, the US Congress is calling for decisive action.

Killing justified by ‘laws of war’

Obama administration sticks to its guns amid conflicting reports on Bin Laden's death

No-fly measure over Libya fails to take off

The Obama administration recently played down a proposal to establish a no-fly zone over Libya.

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Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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