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Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight until he regained full control of the country.

Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce

Saturday 13 February 2016 08:00

The complex, multi-sided civil war in Syria, raging since 2011, has drawn in most regional and global powers, producing the world's worst humanitarian emergency.

Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce

Saturday 13 February 2016 08:00

The complex, multi-sided civil war in Syria, raging since 2011, has drawn in most regional and global powers, producing the world's worst humanitarian emergency.

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Pause in Syria fighting will be a test: UN

Saturday 13 February 2016 07:00

The United Nations (UN) says a cessation of hostilities agreement for Syria reached in Munich late Thursday will be a test for what is possible to implement in the war-torn country.

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SA defence completes arguments in al-Bashir case

Friday 12 February 2016 13:24

Senior counsel Jeremy Gauntlett has completed his arguments defending the South African government's decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

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UN expresses alarm at deteriorating situation in Syria

Friday 12 February 2016 08:00

On a fast deteriorating situation around Syria’s second city Aleppo, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed the utmost alarm, describing the situation as "grotesque".

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Clinton, Sanders battle in debate over healthcare, Wall St ties

Friday 12 February 2016 07:29

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled over healthcare and Wall Street in a debate.

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Major powers agree to plan for 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria

Friday 12 February 2016 05:02

Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns.

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Govt decision on al-Bashir’s non-arrest to come before court

Thursday 11 February 2016 15:00

Government's decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir comes before the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Friday.

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UN warns of Aleppo aid cut-off amid Russian backed offensive

Thursday 11 February 2016 06:17

The United Nations has warned that up to 300 000 people living in the Syria's second city of Aleppo could soon be cut off from humanitarian aid.

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Researchers find new Zika clues to birth defect in foetus study

Thursday 11 February 2016 05:49

Researchers have reported new evidence strengthening the association between Zika virus and a spike in birth defects.

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Syrian rebels demand US action ahead of peace talks

Wednesday 10 February 2016 16:28

Syrian rebels called on US President Barack Obama to do more to stop Russian bombing raids in support of a military offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad

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