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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.

Syrian town braces for brutal reprisal

The Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour was besieged by columns of government tanks as the army massed for what is feared will be an all-out assault.

Armed Westerners spotted on ground in Libya

Westerners have been filmed in central Libya in the first apparent confirmation that Nato has sent ­military advisers to train anti-government forces.

Libyan resistance to Gaddafi turns passive in east Tripoli

Tripoli's anti-Gaddafi movement has been reduced to painting pigeons in rebel colours and tying balloons to cats.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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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

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