Death toll on Gaza-Israel border rises to seven: ministry

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At least seven Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces on Friday, Gaza’s health ministry said, as bloody clashes flared along the enclave’s border. Mahmoud Rahmi, 33, became the seventh person killed when he was shot near the frontier in one of the bloodiest days of Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years, according […]

Syria war: Russia says no agreement on ceasefire resolution

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Russia has said there is no agreement on a UN Security Council resolution to bring in a 30-day truce in Syria. Russia’s UN ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, told the council in New York his country had presented amendments. Speaking at an emergency meeting of the council, he called for “feasible” rather […]

‘New dawn’ for S.Africa, says new president

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South Africa’s freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday hailed “a new dawn” for the country in his first policy speech after Jacob Zuma’s bruising nine-year term came to an end. South Africa’s freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday hailed “a new dawn” for the country in his first policy speech […]