Martin Chulov

Islamic State’s war waged on human history

IS militants have destroyed countless irreplaceable artefacts and heritage sites, leading to comparisons to the atrocities of Mao Zedong and Pol Pot.

Isis strives to hasten the apocalypse

An obscure prophecy fuels its fundamentalism, foretelling an ultimate showdown with Christians.

Inside Syria’s slaughter houses

A shocking report about the systematic killing of detainees Syrian jails is just the tip of the iceberg, experts say.

Lebanon opens borders as Syria’s war intensifies

Thousands of refugees are continuing to stream into the Lebanese border town of Arsal as clashes intensify in the nearby Qalamoun mountains.

Syrian rebels step closer to victory

The assassination of the regime's top military strategists has led to mass defections from the Syrian army, writes Martin Chulov.

Syrian regime TV reporter nails his colours to rebels’ mast

A presenter from the Syrian regime's main television channel has defected to the opposition and revealed he has been providing intelligence to rebels.

The boy who stared death in the face

An 11-year-old boy's calm account of the cold-blooded slaughter of his family reveals the horror of the Syrian assault.

Anthony Shadid, peerless chronicler of human stories

A colleague pays tribute to Anthony Shadid, whose reporting from troubled regions won admiration for its insight and humanity.

The day anger turned to violence

How peace-loving Syrians finally took up arms against the regime and fought back.

Small step for Saudi women

Giving Saudi women the right to vote is a giant step for the conservative Islamic society.

‘M16 knew I was being tortured’

Rebel leader sheds new light on the UK's collaboration with Libyan intelligence forces.

Bombs give the lie to Iraq security

A series of co-ordinated explosions killed at least 74 people and wounded 250 more across Iraq on Monday.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world