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Iraq PM gives Shi’ite fighters seven days to surrender

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday gave Shi'ite fighters in the southern province of Maysan a seven-day deadline to surrender.

Iraq cleric plans new armed group to fight US forces

Iraq's hard-line Shi'ite leader, Moqtada al-Sadr, said on Friday he plans to form a new wing of his powerful movement to battle United States forces.

Fighting rages in Baghdad Shi’ite bastion

Fierce fighting raged on Tuesday as United States and Iraqi forces battled heavily armed Shi'ite militiamen in their Baghdad bastion of Sadr City for a third straight day, a correspondent and witnesses said. They said fierce clashes erupted soon after midnight as American tanks attempted to push into Sadr City.

Clashes in Baghdad Shi’ite bastion kill 20

Clashes between militiamen and United States forces in the Iraqi capital's Shi'ite bastion of Sadr City killed at least 20 people and wounded 52 others on Sunday, Iraqi security and medical officials said. Officials from Iraq's security and defence ministries said women and children were among the dead and wounded.

Protests in Baghdad as Basra rocked by fighting

Followers of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr staged noisy protests on Thursday against a crackdown on Shi'ite fighters in Basra as the southern oil hub was rocked by a third straight day of fighting. Demonstrations were held in Sadr City and Kadhimiyah, two Baghdad bastions of Sadr's Mehdi Army militia.

Fierce fighting erupts in Iraq’s Basra city

Iraqi security forces fought raging battles with gunmen from radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Shi'ite militia in Basra on Tuesday amid a crackdown on armed groups in the southern city. British military officials said Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was in Basra to personally oversee the major security force sweep in Iraq's second largest city.

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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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders