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War and Covid slow trade in Saluki dogs

Salukis, cousins of the greyhound, have been used for hunting for thousands of years in the Middle East and are some of the fastest canines.

Trial opens over Charlie Hebdo terror attacks that stunned France

14 people accused of helping jihadist gunmen storm the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket went on trial on Wednesday, five years after three days of terror sent shock waves through France

The blankest spot on Trump’s world map

In his new book of his time in the Trump White House, former US National Security Adviser John Bolton shares Trump’s very few thoughts on Africa

Zimbabwe: What is the current status of the Torture Docket case?

International crimes must be prosecuted and domestic jurisdictions are well placed to do this. Domestic prosecutions based on universal jurisdiction are on the rise

Russia is not Putin, as he would have citizens  and the world believe

The president would everyone believe Russia is a democracy but his army occupies regions  and opposition parties are suppressed

Bloody alliance has created a new cradle of facism

The West failed to defend the Arab Spring. It can’t afford to let Syria’s dictator crush the Kurds

Key developments in Turkey’s offensive in Syria

Three offensive attacks against the Kurds have come since 2016

For Syria Kurds, the end of autonomy?

As President Bashar al-Assad's forces deploy towards the northern border, is the Kurdish minority giving up on autonomy?

Mobile cinema brings movie magic to Syria Kurd children

In Kurdish-held areas of the northeast, filmmaker Shero Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen

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

Freedom comes at the cost of love

Despite escaping Syria together, one queer couple’s scars tore their relationship apart

Shiraaz Mohamed release will not be easy — Amec

The Gift of the Givers are confident of the photographer’s release from Syria, but the situation is sensitive and complicated

Silence surrounds SA doc in Syria

Isis is about to be vanquished in Syria. But its shadow looms large in South Africa

US withdrawal from Syria to be done in ‘prudent’ way — Trump

The initial pullout promise sparked outspoken opposition from within Trump's Republican party

Are Sudan’s protests against Bashir regime doomed to fail?

Though a diplomatic pariah, Omar al-Bashir's Western back channel support means he holds the cards in a standoff unlikely to deliver major change

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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National Science and Technology Forum

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