U.S. special forces stormed a walled compound in a remote Yemeni village early on Saturday in an attempt to free Western hostages held by an al Qaeda unit, but an American journalist and a South African teacher were killed by their captors, officials said. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and a Yemeni intelligence official […]
To help oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an opposition group has drafted a plan for a transitional justice system that would impose harsh penalties against die-hard members of his inner circle but provide amnesty for most of his Alawite supporters.
South African leaders issued assurances about the health of former president Nelson Mandela on Sunday night after the 94 year-old was airlifted to hospital having reportedly stopped speaking amid a deterioration in his condition. The Sunday Times,
South African police have arrested a man who they say swallowed 220 polished diamonds in an attempt to smuggle them out of the country. The man was arrested as he waited to board a plane at Johannesburg airport.
South Africa’s cabinet on Wednesday said it had approved the placing of Occupied Palestinian Territory labels on imported goods from Jewish settlements. The trade minister was given the nod to issue a notice requiring that products are marked so that buyers knew their origin is not Israel
A South African politician has become the first female leader of the African Union (AU), ending months of bitter deadlock at the continental body. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South Africa’s home affairs minister, was elected chair
TEHRAN, IRAN – Iran said Sunday that it has “plans” to deal with a new EU embargo on the country’s oil sector and enough hard currency to meet its import needs.
A lawsuit alleging that Africa’s biggest cell phone company conspired to help Iran obtain South African weapons and government support for its nuclear program has drawn fresh scrutiny to Pretoria’s close ties with the Islamic Republic.
A group of Syrian activists urged South Africa, Brazil, and India, which are current non-permanent UN Security Council members, to back a resolution condemning Damascus’ government’s violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests.
Rebels based in east Libya will look at an African Union-backed plan aimed at ending a conflict but insist that leader Muammar Gaddafi must leave office, a rebel spokesman said on Monday.