Muslim leaders call on world to recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital
Muslim leaders condemned US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with royals
Prince Harry’s fiancee will join Queen Elizabeth and other senior Windsors for their family Christmas celebrations in what commentators said was a break with royal protocol.
#RandReport: Rand firmer as dollar dips, Steinhoff reverses gains
The rand rose on Wednesday, helped by a dip in the dollar after disappointing US inflation data.
WHO: Half of world’s people can’t get basic health services
At least half the world’s population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the WHO said.
I did it for Islamic State, says accused NYC bomber
Akayed Ullah (27) will formally face terrorism charges as soon as Wednesday.
L'Oreal turns to plant-based hair dye as natural cosmetics thrive
The organic cosmetics boom has been driven by rising numbers of younger consumers rejecting chemical-based products in favour of plant-based ones.
Froome faces tough questions after positive Vuelta test
A urine test he gave during the race in September showed excessive levels of an asthma medication.
Zimbabwe seizes 200kg of ivory destined for Malaysia
The ivory was stashed in four boxes at Robert Mugabe International Airport.
South Sudan needs $1.7 billion humanitarian aid in 2018
The country slid into civil war in late 2013, two years after gaining independence from Sudan and a third of its 12 million population has fled their homes.
Botswana court orders government to recognise transgender woman as female
The country has been reluctant to fully acknowledge the rights of the LGBT community.
At least 39 Yemenis dead in Saudi-led raid on police camp
The strike is part of an air campaign by the Western-backed coalition on the Iran-allied Houthis that has escalated since the Houthis crushed an uprising last week
Jordan's King rejects change in status of Jerusalem, its holy sites
King Abdullah’s Hashemite dynasty is custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.
Reports: Italy likely to hold national elections on 4 March
Italian media reported said the country’s president will mostly likely dissolve parliament at the end of this month.
No evidence NY bomb suspect linked to Bangladesh militants - security chief
US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi and self-described supporter of Isis.
EU pushes to curb Africa migration more, still split on hosting refugees
EU chair proposed creating a new financing tool in the bloc’s next multi-year budget from 2021 to 'stem illegal migration'.
Nigeria docked points, World Cup qualification unaffected
Nigeria drew 1-1 but Fifa awarded the match to Algeria by a 3-0 scoreline after the Super Eagles fielded the ineligible Abdullahi Shehu.
Mozambique president sacks energy and foreign ministers
Energy is a key portfolio in Mozambique, which has vast untapped offshore gas reserves that are being developed by oil majors such as Italy’s Eni.
Backed by Putin, Russian military pushes into foreign policy
In the past few months, Sergei Shoigu has held talks with Syria’s president in Damascus and met Israel’s prime minister in Tel Aviv.