Who said it best? Melania Trump or Michelle Obama

Aspiring first lady Melania Trump found herself caught in an embarrassing plagiarism controversy Tuesday after a prime-time defense of her husband that appeared to...

Notable terror events in democratic SA

By Tiso Black Star Group DIGITAL The arrest of four people suspected of being allegedly involved in terrorism activities at the weekend is the latest...

‘South Africa has significantly worsened in 10 years’ – Fragile States...

South Africa’s weakening economy and surging public dissatisfaction has placed it on a “warning” in the latest Fragile States Index. Released by the Fund for...

Death toll in Nice ‘terror’ attack rises to 84

A gunman smashed a truck into a crowd of revellers celebrating Bastille Day in the French resort of Nice, killing at least 84 people...

Total of 1,563 military personnel arrested after Turkish coup attempt: official

Turkish authorities have detained 1,563 military personnel across the country after a coup attempt overnight by a faction of the military, an official told...

Greece readies for EU-Turkey migrant returns

Greek and EU authorities yesterday fine-tuned an operation to expel to Turkey hundreds of migrants denied asylum in a landmark deal slammed by rights groups. Officials...

Clinton must fight ‘Hillary fatigue’

Hillary Clinton rallied with a few hundred supporters on Saturday in California farm town Oxnard. But the real party occurred in nearby Los Angeles, where...

At least 53 wounded at “Pulse” club in Orlando

A gunman killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday in the worst mass shooting in US history which...

Trump’s rise spooks Europe

Europe's bemusement at the rise of Donald Trump has switched to concern as his presidential campaign has gained ground in what observers said was...

Easy primary win for Trump

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump grabbed a big win in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, while Democrat Hillary Clinton breathed life into her...

Significant test for Republicans

The United States has made little or no progress in explaining how and why it orders lethal drone strikes, even as America’s reliance on...

Trump on top after Nevada win

Business Donald Trump inched closer to the US Republican presidential nomination after easily outdistancing his rivals in the Nevada caucuses yesterday, giving him his third...

Russia’s removal of troops from Syria ‘positive move’

Russia began withdrawing its forces from Syria yesterday, a move hailed as a potentially “positive step” for a new round of UN-backed peace talks...

Woman Kurd rebel dies in blast

A female member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was one of two suspected perpetrators of a car bombing that killed 37 people...

Korea threat under spotlight

North Korea fired another short-range missile off its east coast yesterday, South Korean officials said, as global leaders met in Washington to discuss the...

Sanders and Cruz register key victories

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remained the frontrunners in the 2016 quest for the White House, but Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders scored...

Trump on Indiana scalping raid

Donald Trump hit out hard at Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz on Sunday, sounding unapologetic two days before a key primary in Indiana he...

Clinton on verge of nomination

With the Democratic presidential nomination effectively wrapped up, Hillary Clinton’s campaign still urged supporters to vote in yesterday’s nominating contests and bring a definitive...

Cruz, Sanders take Wisconsin

Texas Senator Ted Cruz scored a commanding victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin’s presidential primary on Tuesday, putting the Republican frontrunner on notice that...

Miss USA crowned amid Trump controversy

With flashes of flesh and impressive resumes, Miss USA was crowned Sunday, after the pageant was shunned by major networks following controversial comments on...

Violence mars US Republican rallies

Secret Service officers rushed on stage to protect US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump during a disturbance at a rally, a day after rowdy...

UN refugee agency thanks SA for being leader on giving rights...

The United Nations refugee agency has thanked South Africa for being a leader on the continent when it comes to giving refugees rights. “Unlike in...

Will Obama’s own support a surgical strike on Syria

PRESIDENT Barack Obama and his top aides have launched a fullscale political offensive to persuade a skeptical Congress to approve a military strike against...

Two charters: ANC vs Hamas

HAMAS in Gaza is not a national liberation movement, like the ANC or the PAC in the struggle against apartheid. South Africans should study...

Apartheid Sharia in Gaza and Africa

IN HIS article, “Dispelling Israel’s myths” (DD, 18 August), Ran Greenstein mentions Gaza in his first paragraph, makes no mention of the Hamas charter...

SA ranks 136 of 162 in 2015 Global Peace Index

South Africa ranks 136 out of 162 countries in this year’s Global Peace Index (GPI) released on Wednesday‚ and 37 out of 44 countries...

US hails some for ‘slaving’ progress

Washington has accused Russia and Thailand of failing to tackle human trafficking, while praising progress in Malaysia and Cuba.In a report on trafficking decried...

Black flag of IS over Gaddafi’s hellfire city

Sitting in the shabby parlour of his temporary home, Haaji Mohammed can barely bring himself to watch the Islamic State video playing on his...

Creating new mythology about German settlers

The report on the unveiling of the refurbished German settler memorial (DD, May 25) makes for interesting reading. It is undoubtedly to be welcomed that...

South African shot dead at Jordan security training site -government

A Jordanian army officer shot dead two American military personnel and one South African and wounded six other people on Monday at a US-funded...

Refugees from Syria aim to get to Hungary

Thousands of migrants, most of them Syrian refugees, were heading north towards the EU border yesterday after being stranded for days on the Greece-Macedonia...

Q&A: Answers about Islamic group which beheaded two American Journos

KEY questions and answers about the Islamic State group that has beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker: Q. What is the Islamic...

Trump longs for Saddam, Gaddafi

The world would be a better place if dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still in power, top Republican US presidential...

Lest we forget the fallen

War veterans, compatriots, friends and family members of those who lost their lives in conflicts ranging from World War 1 to the South African...

Trump blows top in debate

Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out a rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz at the most acrimonious debate to date between...

Slavery back in Africa

A conference of the African Union in Addis Ababa agreed last week to set up a five-nation regional task force to combat the Islamist terror...

US, Britain talk tough on threats

We won’t be cowed on Islamic extremism, Ukraine, leaders say THE United States and Britain set the tone yesterday for a Nato summit, calling on...

Terrorist or freedom fighter?

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD), and other Zionist organisations, are outraged about the current visit of Leila Khaled, a member of...

Africa’s new apartheid: The Easter massacre in Kenya

A new apartheid has risen up in Africa – the apartheid of religion. Easter Friday evokes the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This year, 147...

Russia, Syria attack rebels

The Syrian army and allied militia carried out ground attacks on insurgent positions in Syria yesterday backed by Russian air-strikes, in what appeared to...

Tale of colonisation not always one with bad end

From  time to time in history, whole countries have been fed certain lies by their governments, which have had catastrophic consequences.Germans were fed the...

Attacks spark urgency over Syria

US President Barack Obama and other world leaders arrived in Turkey yesterday for a G20 summit that has taken on new urgency after attacks...

Plane shot down in Ukraine

A MALAYSIAN airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine yesterday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising stakes in a conflict between Kiev...

Seven killed in violence across Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast

Seven people, including two civilians, were killed in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast, security sources said on Monday, as the death toll from operations launched...

End horrific suffering of Syrian children

Like everyone, I have spent recent months watching countless news reports of desperate Syrians trying to escape their country, and now shivering in the...

Syria – a choice of evils

SOUTH Africans need to consider four basic facts, when trying to work out what can (or can’t) be done about the slaughter in Syria. This...

Russia says it is ready to discuss ceasefire in Syria

Russia said yesterday it was ready to discuss a ceasefire in Syria as foreign ministers gathered in Munich in a bid to kickstart peace...

France hits back with raids

France staged pre-dawn raids on dozens of suspected Islamists and bombed Islamic State’s stronghold in Syria as the prime minister steeled the nation yesterday...

Merkel seeks Turkey solution to refugee crisis

  EU leaders met yesterday to try to persuade Turkey to help stem the flow of refugees towards Europe, with German chancellor Angela Merkel saying...

French carnage after attack

A driver shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”) ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France on Sunday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after...