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How has war affected Syria’s oil and gas sector?

The eight-year war has seen the capital lose control of major oil fields, making the country lose billions of dollars

Syrians go hungry as conflict soars

The UN has warned it is unable to deliver food to up to a million hungry and desperate Syrians because of spiralling violence and a lack of fuel.

Safety first for Syria’s teachers and pupils

Teachers are doing what they can to find safe places to ensure children continue to get the education they need in conflict ridden Syria.

Nobel laureate warns of ‘somalisation’ of Syria

Nobel Peace laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has warned Syria risks becoming a new Somalia as he voiced pessimism at any quick solution to the bloodshed.

Fighting ruptures ragged Syrian ceasefire

Fighting has erupted in a Damascus suburb and around a Syrian army base as a truce marking a Muslim holiday crumbled almost before it had begun.

Egypt’s Morsi assumes major role in Middle East

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has assigned himself the heavyweight role in the Middle East, saying civil war in Syria is the "tragedy of the age".

Syria is a regional calamity, says Ban Ki-moon

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has issued a strong rebuke over security council inaction, saying world leaders "should not look the other way".

Deep Read: The tortured children of Syria’s war

In the bleak, windswept landscape of the swelling Za'atari camp in Jordan, child refugees are struggling to cope with the horrors of Syria's war.

Syria: Foreign fighters join the war against Assad

Jihadi veterans of Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan have joined up with foreign idealists on the frontline of Aleppo against Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

Iran confirms military stationed in Syria

Iran has confirmed for the first time that forces from its revolutionary guards corps are in Syria helping Assad's government crush the rebellion.

Syrian town caught up in fierce power struggles

Syrian troops have bombarded a central area of Aleppo after a day of fierce clashes with rebels who tried to take the regime-controlled district.

Red Cross chief meets Assad over Syrians’ plight

Red Cross chief Peter Maurer has held a "positive" meeting with Bashar al-Assad in Syria during which he voiced concerns over humanitarian abuses.

Gulf states slam Syria after new regime killings

The Arab Gulf has slated Syria's regime for deploying heavy weapons against civilians, as more than 100 people were killed in bombings and air raids.

UN Security Council to meet on Syria as fighting rages

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Thursday to tackle deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Syria.

Syria’s Armenians flee to ancestral homeland

As the passengers from battle-ravaged Aleppo disembarked at Yerevan's Zvartnots airport, tearful relatives gripped them tightly in emotional embraces.

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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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

Mental Health

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Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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