‘We love life’: Gaza couple celebrate wartime wedding

RAFAH, Palestinian Territories – Surrounded by family and friends, clapping and cheering, Gaza woman Afnan Jibril beams a brilliant smile on her wedding day, determined to celebrate even as war…

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Russia launched 40 missiles, drones overnight: Ukraine

KYIV – Russia launched dozens of attacks over Ukraine overnight, the Ukrainian air force said Saturday, as Kyiv pushes for more air defence. “A total of 40 means of enemy…

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Taiwan votes in key election under Chinese threats

TAIPEI – Millions of Taiwanese voted Saturday for a new president in the face of threats from China that choosing the wrong leader could set the stage for war on…

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SA’s portrayed Israel as a lawless state that’s above the law, ICJ hears

CAPE TOWN – Israel has concluded its arguments before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), saying South Africa has portrayed it as a lawless state that’s above the law. It’s…

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SA’s argument that Israel intent on genocide in Gaza not plausible, ICJ hears

CAPE TOWN – Israel said that South Africa’s argument that it was intent on committing genocide in Gaza was not plausible. Its legal team said that Israel’s warnings for Palestinians…

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ICJ genocide case: ‘It’ll be very difficult for Israel to convince the world’

JOHANNESBURG – Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor expects Israel to solely focus on Hamas’ surprise attack on October 2023, while ignoring the significant number of deaths of ordinary civilians…

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Sunak to visit Kyiv Friday to set out new ‘support package’

LONDON – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will visit Kyiv on Friday to launch “a major new package of support” for Ukraine and increase military funding for this financial year…

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Lamola on US claims against SA genocide case: ‘We have shown intent of Israel’

JOHANNESBURG – Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola has slapped back at a statement from the United States (US) government that labelled South Africa’s genocide case against Israel “unfounded”, among other…

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SA cites urgency in shielding Gazans from Israel: ‘Genocide is never the answer’

CAPE TOWN – South Africa says there is an urgent need for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to grant it provisional measures that would protect the lives of Palestinians.…

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Tesla’s German factory suspends production over Red Sea attacks delays

BERLIN, Germany – Electric car manufacturer Tesla has announced it is suspending for two weeks the bulk of production at its factory in Germany, citing a shortage of parts due…

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