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25 June 2018 3:35 AM UK's Prince William begins politically delicate Mideast trip

Amman — Britain's Prince William has kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, planning to meet with young people, refugees and political leaders in a tumultuous region once controlled by Britain. In Jordan, he was welcomed Sunday by 23-year-old Crown Prince Hussein, a member of the Hashemite dynasty 63

21 June 2018 7:16 PM Kushner, Egypt's Sisi discuss Israel-Palestinian peace process

US President Donald Trump's adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Sisi told the US diplomats, who are touring the region in a bid to revive long-stalled talks, that Egypt supports a "just and comprehensive settlement" to the conflict 54

19 June 2018 1:43 PM Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide

A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50% increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes a decade ago, according to a report 77

10 June 2018 3:19 PM Assad says West is fueling Syria war, hoping to topple him

Beirut — Syrian President Bashar Assad says the West is fuelling the devastating war in his country, now in its eighth year, with the aim of toppling him. Assad tells the Mail on Sunday that Western nations have lied about chemical attacks in Syria and supported terrorist groups there, while Russia has supported his government against the foreign "invasion" 62

07 June 2018 4:00 PM #News24 ICYMI: Father who accidentally shot son released on warning; Corruption charges against Khomotso Phahlane withdrawn; and 'I'm a sangoma’ says Bala brother

Zimbabwe opposition pledges $100bn economy if it wins vote, Watch the moment Henri van Breda is sentenced, and SAA’s CEO says it is at the mercy of market sentiment. Sibusiso Emanuel Tshabalala put his cleanly shaven head in his hands and wept as his bail application got underway in the Lenasia Magistrate's Court after he shot his son dead on Tuesday 79

27 May 2018 1:26 PM 3 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling on Gaza militant post

Gaza City - Israeli tank fire at an Islamic Jihad observation post killed three Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian officials said. The incident happened east of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. The ministry identified those killed as Hussein 64

24 May 2018 7:39 AM Chiefs welcome return of All Black stars

Hamilton - Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has made seven alterations to the starting XV that took to the field against the Sharks last weekend. The Chiefs host the Waratahs at Waikato Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 09:35 SA time) In front, All Blacks Nathan Harris and Brodie Retallick return to the No 2 and No 4 jerseys respectively, while exciting flanker 50

22 May 2018 6:35 AM Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone resigned from Britain's Labour Party on Monday, two years after he was suspended over allegations of anti-Semitism - an issue that continues to roil the left-of-centre party. Livingstone said in a statement that he is not anti-Semitic, but was quitting because the long-running accusations had become a "distraction" 50

20 May 2018 4:16 PM Yates extends lead with Giro Stage 15 win

Sappada - Britain's Simon Yates soloed to a third victory within a week on the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday to extend his overall lead as the race heads into the final stretch. But Tour de France champion Chris Froome, who won on Saturday's Monte Zoncolan summit finish, lost more time on the 176km Dolomites stage from Tolmezzo to Sappada 40

19 May 2018 11:41 AM Folau, Naiyaravoro star as Waratahs crush 14-man Highlanders

Cape Town - A brace of tries from both Israel Folau and Taqele Naiyaravoro helped the Waratahs easily overcome the Highlanders 41-12 in a Super Rugby clash played in Sydney on Saturday. The Waratahs, who also scored through Lalakai Foketi and Curtis Rona led 15-0 at half-time. The Highlanders, who scored two tries of their own through Elliot Dixon and Ash Dixon 137