Could Malaysia be a credible leader for the Muslim world? This is not a pipe dream. Neither is it an idealistic or unrealistic New Year’s resolution. It is my deep conviction as well as a perennial hope. It is glaringly obvious that Malaysia is one of only a handful of[…]
Police are searching for suspects after an alleged gang boss was gunned down at a petrol station in Athlone on Saturday afternoon. Wagied Brink also known as “Dagga-lip” was having his Toyota Corolla washed at a BP Garage when he allegedly got into a heated argument with occupants of a[…]
The Lion’s Head hiking trail, one of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions, has been closed for maintenance. This is as a result of a 2017 audit report compiled by the Table Mountain National Park on Lions’ Heads’ footpath networks, which made recommendations to improve hiker safety. The spiral route is[…]
Emmanuel Macron intended to start the new year on the offensive against the ‘yellow vest’ protesters. Instead, the French president is reeling from more violent street demonstrations. What began as a grassroots rebellion against diesel taxes and the high cost of living has morphed into something more perilous for Macron[…]
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in China for a four-day visit at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, as preparations increase for a second summit with US President Donald Trump. The Korean Central News Agency said on Tuesday that Kim departed on Monday afternoon on a private[…]
Sudanese authorities have arrested more than 800 demonstrators during an anti-government protest campaign over the past few weeks, Interior Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman has said. “The total number of protesters arrested until now is 816,” Osman told parliament on Monday, as reported by AFP. This is the first official figure[…]
Following an increase in the results of the matric class of 2018, questions have been raised about whether it is a true reflection of an improving standard of education in the country. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the 2018 National Senior Certificate Examination results on 3rd January 2019, indicating[…]
The government of Gabon declared that it was in control after an attempted coup by army rebels Monday and that it had arrested most of those involved. “Calm has returned, the situation is under control,” government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou said. Only hours earlier, soldiers burst into state radio and called[…]
Indian scientists have hit out at speakers at a major science conference for making irrational claims. Some academics at the annual Indian Science Congress, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had dismissed the discoveries of Issac Newton and Albert Einstein. They had also said ancient Hindus had invented stem cell[…]
Saudi courts will notify women by text message when they get divorced, in a new regulation that took effect on Sunday, officials said. The measure approved by the justice ministry appears aimed at curbing seemingly rampant cases of men secretly ending marriages without informing their wives, AFP said. “Women… will[…]
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