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Syrian conflict threatens to spill over into Lebanon

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    Khadija Patel

    Khadija peddles words on street corners, in polite company she's known as a journalist. Words are her only defence against impending doom, old age and iniquity - spurring her interest in what language tells us about where we are from, what we are doing and where we are headed. Don't mind the headscarf, she don't need no liberation. 

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Some of the parrots confiscated from executive member of the Parrot Breeders Association of South Africa, Dieter Horstmann. Photo: Diana Neille

Grey area: The illicit parrot trade and SA’s captive-breeding industry

By Kimon de Greef
 Knesset honor guards stand next to the coffin of the late 9th President of Israel, former Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Shimon Peres, during a memorial ceremony held for the public at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in Jerusalem, Israel, 29 September 2016. Peres died early 28 September at the age of 93 after suffering a stroke on 14 September. A state funeral will be held on 30 September which is expected to be attended by many world leaders. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

While you were sleeping: 30 September 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: [L] Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) embraces Indiana Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence (R) during the third day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 20 July 2016. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS [R] Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Tim Kaine (L) on stage after accepting the nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 28 July 2016. EPA/SHAWN THEW

US 2016: Hillary won the first debate – now time for the Veeps to fight

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A worker assembles parts of a motor at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin, Germany, 22 May 2015. Media reports state that Mercedes-Benz will invest around 500-million Euro in the Berlin plant over the coming years. The plant is intended to become a hightech site for the manufacturing of automobile components. EPA/JOERG CARSTENSEN

Op-Ed: The new German minimum wage – a success story

By Gerhard Bosch
Main photo: Islamic State Photo Report: Cubs of the Caliphate -Wilayat ar-Raqqa - 19 August 2016

Op-Ed: How to de-radicalise a wannabe Isis recruit

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: Democrat Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican Donald Trump (L) shake hands at the start of the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, USA, 26 September 2016. The only Vice Presidential debate will be held on 04 October in Virginia, and the second and third Presidential Debates will be held on 09 October in Missouri and 19 October in Nevada.  EPA/JUSTIN LANE

US 2016, The First Debate: Hillary Clinton Scores a Win – and just maybe a TKO by the final moments

By J Brooks Spector
A gallery assistant looks at Turner Prize nominee Anthea Hamilton's piece 'Project for a Door (After Gaetano Pesce) 2016' at the Tate Britain in London, Britain, 26 September 2016. The winner of Turner Prize, which is presented since 1984 to a British-born or based artist aged under 50, will be announced in December 2016. The Turner Prize 2016: Exhibition opens to the public from 27 September to 02 January 2017. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

While you were sleeping: 27 September 2016

By John Stupart
A people look a light installation on the facade of Moscow State University during Circle of Light International Festival in Moscow, Russia 22 September 2016. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

While you were sleeping – 26 September 2016

By John Stupart
Photo:A marquee advertises the opportunity to watch the upcoming US presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, at the American City Diner in Washington, DC, USA, 21 September 2016. The first of three presidential debates takes place on 26 September at New York’s Hofstra University. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

US 2016: Gloves On, Gloves Off for The Debate of the Century

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Members of the Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad inspect the wreckage of vehicles after a car bomb attack at a hotel in Pattani, southern Thailand, 24 August 2016. A series of separate bomb attacks, including a bomb hidden in a truck, exploded at a car park of hotel, killing one woman and wounding 29 people, media reports. EPA/ABDULLAH WANGNI

ICG: No Traction in Southern Thailand’s Peace Dialogue

By International Crisis Group

Yahoo hack hit 500 mn users, likely 'state sponsored'

By AFP
A marquee advertises the opportunity to watch the upcoming US presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, at the American City Diner in Washington, DC, USA, 21 September 2016. The first of three presidential debates takes place on 26 September at New York's Hofstra University. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

While you were sleeping: 23 September 2016

By John Stupart
US President Barack Obama (R), shakes hands with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Peter Thomson (2-L), President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, after addresses the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 20 September 2016. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

While you were sleeping: 22 September

By John Stupart
Photo: Syrian refugees wait for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to arrive, at a Syrian refugee camp in al-Dalhamiyyeh Syrian refugee camp in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon, 25 March 2016. UNHCR estimates over 1.5 million Syrian refugees are currently living in Lebanon. EPA/WAEL HAMZEH

ICG: Lebanon needs help to cope with huge refugee influx

By International Crisis Group
Photo: US President Donald J Trump takes the oath of office from US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts as First Lady Melania Trump Bush holds the Bible during his Inauguration for his first term on the steps of the US Capitol Building  in Washington, DC Friday 20 January 2017. (Time Machine photos)

Report: Trump’s Ascent – Friday January 20, 2017

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Investigators collect evidence on the scene of an explosion that occurred overnight in the Chelsea neighbourhood of New York, New York, US, 18 September 2016. Over 20 people were injured in the blast. The motive is still being investigated, despite authorities assuming it is apparently not linked to international terrorism. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Op-Ed: In counterterrorism, good evidence trumps bad instinct

By Anton Du Plessis
Photo: A picture made available on 07 May 2016 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking during the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the first such congress held in 36 years since 1980, in Pyongyang, North Korea, 06 May 2016. EPA/KCNA

Op-Ed: Africa’s role in strengthening sanctions against North Korea

By ISS TODAY
Photo: A Syrian man holds his son in his arms after arriving at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) airbase in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 May 2016. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

ICG: UN Refugee Summit should address conflict prevention

By International Crisis Group
Photo: Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (R) (No 5 spot) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (No 1 spot) (L) attend the opening session of Arab League of the heads-of-state Summit at the Palais des Nations outside Algiers, Algeria on Tuesday 22 March 2005. Both countries have been accused by the United States of sponsoring terrorism. EPA/MIKE NELSON

ICG: The Top 10 countries driving the global refugee crisis

By International Crisis Group
Young Boys fans light flares during the UEFA Europa League group B soccer match between Young Boys Bern and Olympiacos Piraeus in the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland, 15 September 2016. EPA/PETER SCHNEIDER

While you were sleeping: 16 September 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: A view of a new electronic billboard supporting US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, which depicts him as ‘Super Trump’, in Times Square in New York, New York, US, 14 September 2016. The ad was purchased by the Committee to Restore America’s Greatness and is being displayed until 16 September. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

US2016: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and modern medicine

By J Brooks Spector
A woman (front) poses in Japanese painter Shigeki Matsuyama's art installation 'Narcissism: Dazzle room' during the 'rooms 33' fashion and design trade show at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, 14 September 2016. Since 2000, 'rooms' is a biannual international fashion and design trade show which presents a wide range of items as well as art installations. With more than 500 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors, 'rooms' has become a major tradeshow. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

While you were sleeping: 15 September 2016

By John Stupart
Main photo: An image from Ground Zero at the Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site, where four nuclear bombs were exploded. Only the reinforced concrete measuring structures remain. (Simon Allison)

Kazakhstan: Despatch from a nuclear wasteland

By Simon Allison
Photo: A file picture dated 26 December 2014 showing smoke rising from a large fuel depot fire, al-Sidra, Libya, during fighting. EPA/STRINGER

ICG: After Libya’s oil grab, compromise could lead to a resumption of exports

By International Crisis Group

While you were sleeping: 14 September 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Anti-LGBT Pastor Steven Anderson Applauds Orlando Massacre: 'There's Fifty Less Pedophiles In The World' (RightWingWatch.org)

Gigaba says No to US ‘hate’ pastor, but challenges remain

By Greg Nicolson
Matthias Voelkl (C, HIDDEN) carries 29 beer mugs down a 40-meter path in the Hofbraeuhaus in Munich, Germany, 12 September 2016. With a target of 27 beer mugs, he has set a new record in beer mug lifting. EPA/ANDREAS GEBERT

While you were sleeping: 13 September 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: The 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, USA, 10 August 2016. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

US2016: The Sources of Soviet Donald Trump’s Conduct

By J Brooks Spector
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during the Apple launch event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, USA, 07 September 2016. Media reports indicate an expected launch of several new products including a new iPhone, new Apple Watch, and new operating systems. EPA/MONICA DAVEY

While you were sleeping: 9 September 2016

By John Stupart