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Islamic State reportedly kidnaps 400 civilians

A monitoring group has claimed that militants kidnapped at least 400 civilians when they attacked the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor.

Syrians go to the polls as violence rages

Syrians have voted in elections touted by authorities as a political milestone but dismissed by opposition as a facade as people are killed daily.

Arab League seeks UN support on Syria

As the monitors head out of Syria, the Arab League has called on the United Nations to support a plan to end President Bashar al-Assad's rule.

Seventeen dead as Syrians stage mass protests

Syrian security forces have killed more protesters as hundreds of thousands demonstrated against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria under scrutiny as Arab League mission arrives

A Sudanese general has flown to Damascus to head an Arab League mission to check Syria's compliance with a peace plan to halt a crackdown on unrest.

Medvedev tells Syrian leader: Reform or go

Syrian forces killed at least eight people when they opened fire to disperse protests against President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers.

Don’t meddle with Syria, Al-Assad warns West

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned the West his nation would not tolerate any interference, saying that unrest had become more militant.

Syria’s streets stained with blood as 63 die

Syrian forces killed at least 63 civilians in attacks to crush pro-democracy demonstrations on Friday, the human rights organisation Sawasiah said.

Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon PM

Hundreds of angry protesters burned tyres and blocked roads across Lebanon on Tuesday after Najib Mikati was named Lebanon's prime minister.

Lebanon plunged into uncertainty as govt falls

Lebanon faces a political impasse after Hezbollah and its allies toppled the government over a United Nations-backed tribunal.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

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.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

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

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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