35 killed in Gaza, 5 in Israel, as violence escalates

Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated on Wednesday, with at least 35 killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years. Israel carried out…

Jerusalem crisis: Pleas for calm as violence escalates

COUNTRIES worldwide have appealed for calm after days of unrest spiralled into retaliatory attacks by Israel and Palestinians. The US, the European Union and the UK have urged Israel and…

Iran ‘almost’ ready for 60% uranium enrichment: UN nuclear agency

Aljazeera – Iran has “almost completed preparations” to launch 60 percent uranium enrichment, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has said. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday said Iran…

Jefferies to compete in German Frikadelli race

Zimbabwean race ace, Axcil Jefferies has announced he will take part in the German Frikadelli race in Germany. The professional car racer wrote on his Facebook page: “Announcement And just…

UAE Hope mission returns first image of Mars

BBC – The United Arab Emirates’ Hope mission has returned its first picture of Mars. The spacecraft entered into an orbit around the Red Planet on Tuesday, making the UAE…

UAE ready to cooperate with UN, new US administration on Libya

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) says it is ready to work with the United States to find a peaceful solution to the war in Libya, a day after being accused…

Pakistan court bans virginity tests for rape survivors

A Pakistani court has banned the use of virginity tests on female rape survivors in a landmark ruling that is being lauded by women’s rights activists. The Lahore High Court…

World’s longest serving Prime Minister dies

THE world’s longest-serving prime minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain, has died aged 84. Prince Khalifa, who took office after Bahrain gained independence in 1971, had been…