A recent skirmish between Iran and Israel put the spotlight back on one of the most sensitive territories in the world.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his team meeting international investors and business leaders in London.
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South Africa's relations with the US could sour under President Trump.
At first, the 2010s seemed full of hope for democracy. The picture today is rather more complicated.
A woman harvests groundnuts in Malawi. Land ownership does not automatically empower women.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
It all begins with spitting in a tube like this one.
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More people are sending off saliva samples to find out about their genetic roots. But the raw DNA results go way beyond genealogical data – and could deliver unintended consequences.
A Liberian burial team during the world’s biggest Ebola outbreak in 2014.
The response to the latest ebola outbreak in the DRC has been rapid, well coordinated and well resourced.
The DRC has developed good systems to diagnose Ebola. But it's surveillance systems are still weak.
The funeral of Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama.
The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country.
Instead of keeping migrants out, countries should consider the economic benefits of letting them in.
Many scholars argue that attracting migrants is essential to economic competitiveness in a globalising world.
A life-like reconstruction of
Llanocetus denticrenatus, the second oldest “baleen” whale ever found.
Baleen whales are some of the least likely mammals, supporting their massive bodies by filtering tiny prey. New evidence from an ancient fossil sheds new light on how baleen evolved.
Malaysia’s incoming prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, waves a letter to the king.
After 61 years, Malaysia has finally seen the opposition take control. What now?
The 1979 Iranian revolution wasn’t purely Islamic but the clerics, led by Ayatollah Khomeini, made it so to consolidate their power.
Reformists are calling for the emancipation of religion from a state that's seen to exploit Islam for purposes of political power. This remains the most formidable challenge to Iran’s ruling clergy.
Timor-Leste returns to the polls on Saturday to elect a parliament for the second time in the past year.
Timor-Leste's vibrant democracy is seen as a bright light in a troubled region, but political instability could threaten the progress it has made.
Young men and overseas tourists are particularly at risk.
New research shows what type of signs are most effective at communicating safety messages in national parks - and what not to do.
The statue of Captain Cook in St Kilda, Melbourne, was painted pink on January 25 2018.
The federal government will spend nearly $50 million over four years to commemorate Captain Cook's first landing. But some have questioned the spend.
China has its eye on technological dominance.
Now is the time for China to put its technological and diplomatic skills on display in its quest for superpower status.
Dumped waste is a constant eyesore on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub.
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Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society's ethos.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) with opposition leader Raila Odinga in March.
Questions are being raised about the Kenyatta and Odinga relationship.
A group of asylum-seekers raise their hands as they approach RCMP officers while crossing the Canadian border in August 2017 in Champlain, N.Y.
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Rather than closing a loophole in a Canada-U.S. agreement that allows Canadian officials to turn back asylum-seekers from the U.S. at the border, the deal should be abolished outright.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country will consider staying in the nuclear deal, despite the withdrawal of the U.S.
Trump's announcement confirms he is no longer listening to moderate voices in his administration when it comes to dealings with Tehran