Saudis in bid to ‘buy’ Newcastle United

By Rebecca Smith and David Hellier A Saudi Arabia-led investor group is in talks to buy Newcastle United, the Premier League soccer team owned by British billionaire Mike Ashley, for about $445 million, a person…

‘Very dire’ situation: EU calls for end to Syria bombing

Senior EU officials urge Syrian forces to stop Idlib offensive in face of ‘the extraordinary human suffering’, reports Al-Jazeera. The European Union has called for an end to the bombings in northwest Syria and the opening…

Mandela’s grandson calls Trump plan for Palestine the ‘greatest hoax of the century’

By Middle East Monitor and Al Qalam Reporter Nelson Mandela’s grandson has rejected US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “We reject the partisan peace plan for the…

‘SA one of many countries where religious extremists are digging trenches of division’

Religious extremism is morphing into a weapon of hate and division. We live in an epoch characterized by conditions of extreme socio-economic retrogression and distress.  In the words of Hassan Tareq who penned an illuminating article ‘Religious…

Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’: Another Round of Apartheid Crumbs

Trump’s deal is a crazy move to legitimize the Occupied Palestinian Territories officially as Apartheid-era Bantustans of South Africa, writes Iqbal Jassat. Undoubtedly masses of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and millions of their compatriots…

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Author Shafinaaz Hassim: ‘Creating a legacy for the next generation…’

Author Shafinaaz Hassim: ‘Creating a legacy for the next generation…’

South African novelist and sociologist Shafinaaz Hassim is on a mission to empower young people to express themselves through creative writing, reports…

No, not sonic boom – just sounds of Howler Monkeys at North Coast primate sanctuary

Monkeyland-KZN has just opened a unique forest sanctuary for exotic…

‘Muslim women talking about gender violence, but no one’s been listening’

By Thandile Kona The sixth annual Shamima Shaikh Memorial Lecture…

Mountains of adventure on the cable car ride at Harties

The Hartbeespoort cable car that takes you on a scenic…

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Hundreds to join protest march in Durban against India’s anti-Muslim law

Hundreds to join protest march in Durban against India’s anti-Muslim law

The solidarity march is intended to garner support from all religious groups against India’s discriminatory Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) writes an Al…

‘Don’t import religious intolerance to SA’

The same way as SA Muslims oppose ISIS ideology, we…

Iconic Madressa Arcade sold to historic Juma Masjid – set for revamp

By Sana Ebrahim Durban’s iconic Madressa Arcade building which forms…

500 Ulama meet in Durban to seek solutions to challenges facing Ummah

The closed door conference was intended to be a beacon…