Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas, Netanyahu march in historic Paris rally

Unlikely scenes at a historic march in Paris against terrorism as Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu march together.

No incentive for peace talks despite end to Gaza war

Despite the ceasefire taking effect, there seems to be little incentive for both Israel and Palestine to continue peace and statehood talks.

Pope Francis prays at West Bank wall, calls for Middle East peace

On his three-day trip to the Middle East, Francis delighted his Palestinian hosts by referring to the "state of Palestine".

Israel to approve prisoner deal with Palestine

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged his cabinet to approve the release of 104 Arab prisoners.

Israel pushes settlement plans ahead

Israel moved ahead with plans to build 3 000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the West Bank.

Israel’s Peres ready to resume negotiations with Abbas

Israeli president, Shimon Peres has sad that he is sure the country can reach a peace deal with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas.

Palestinian factions call truce in new government

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed to form a new unity government in the West Bank and Gaza which will be headed by Mahmoud Abbas.

Egypt-Israel soldier swap set to take place at night

Israel is wrapping up preparations to release 550 Palestinian prisoners in the final phase of a swap with Hamas militants.

Benetton in hot water over Unhate ad campaign

Italian clothes company Benetton has pulled a photo montage showing the pope kissing a leading imam from its new global ad campaign, Unhate.

Palestine UN bid soldiers on despite Security Council failure

Palestine has vowed to continue its quest for full UN membership despite facing a setback at the Security Council and a possible veto from the US.

Abbas: Palestine, Arab world erred on 1947 partition

Palestine's President Abbas says the Arab world erred in rejecting the UN's 1947 plan to partition Palestine into a Palestinian and a Jewish state.

South Africa throws weight behind Palestinians’ UN bid

Palestine's bid to become a full member of the UN has received the full backing of South Africa, which has called for a speedy decision on the matter.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

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Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income