SYRIA’S army launched a new offensive yesterday to surround a huge swathe of Isis-occupied territory.Special forces advanced south from the recently captured town of Resafa, southwest of Raqqa, towards Suknah to the east of Palmyra.If successful, the push would...
Friday 14th Jul 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
THE Iraqi Communist Party has hailed Mosul’s liberation from the Isis death cult — but called for social and political transformation in its wake.
In a statement dated Sunday and seen by the Morning Star yesterday, the party said: “Iraqis are marking a great victory,...
Thursday 13th Jul 2017
PROTESTS broke out at a mine in South Africa’s North West Province yesterday after bosses locked workers out at short notice.
Photos sent to the Morning Star appeared to show miners gathered in the road outside the Maseve mine between Rustenburg and Sun City.
It lies near...
THE South African Communist Party (SACP) has banned President Jacob Zuma from addressing its congress, a party spokesperson announced yesterday.
The latest blow to the corruption-tainted leader comes after repeated calls for him to step down from office.
Wednesday 12th Jul 2017
Violent protests escalate despite release of jailed far-right leader
US-BACKED Free Syrian Army insurgents have pleaded with the United Nations to save them from a Syrian army offensive.
The rebel forces issued a statement yesterday urging the UN to put pressure on Russia to stop supporting “Assad government militia.”
That came as a...
THREE people were killed yesterday when a suicide bomber struck a bus station in the central Syrian city of Hama.
City governor Mohammad al-Hazzouri said two women and a man died and 11 people were injured in the attack.
Two more bombs were found in the building and diffused by...
Friday 7th Jul 2017
Catherine Marchi-Uhel previously worked for Hague tribunal on ex-Yugoslavia
Wednesday 5th Jul 2017
THE United Nations is expected to pass a new convention banning nuclear weapons on Friday after the final draft was released on Monday.
The third and final draft circulated at the three-week conference at the UN headquarters in New York stated that the only way to guarantee the tools...
SOUTH AFRICAN Police Minister Fikile Mbalula made a stinging attack on critics of President Jacob Zuma on Sunday.
In an executive statement on “organisation review” to the ruling ANC’s policy conference in Johannesburg he laid into “wedge-drivers” within...
Tuesday 4th Jul 2017