Five arrested at scrap metal dealers in Mpumalanga, four remain in custody

Five arrested at scrap metal dealers in Mpumalanga, four remain in custody

Five suspects were arrested during a multidisciplinary operation led by the Hawks at scrap dealers around Mpumalanga on Monday. Hawks spokesperson Capt Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi said the team, which included  members from Transnet and Eskom, went to Scrap Monkey metal dealer at Old Middelburg Road in Emalahleni where a search was executed. The team allegedly…
Uzbek leader blames ‘foreign forces’ for outbreak of unrest

Uzbek leader blames ‘foreign forces’ for outbreak of unrest

Uzbekistan's president blamed “foreign forces” on Wednesday for inciting unrest in the Central Asian state's autonomous Karakalpakstan republic, where the government says 18 people were killed in violent clashes last week. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said the “unpleasant events” were a source of anguish, and the top state prosecutor would conduct a thorough investigation. Authorities have…
UK says reports British diplomat has been detained are completely false

UK says reports British diplomat has been detained are completely false

Britain's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that reports that a British diplomat had been detained in Tehran for alleged spying were "completely false". Iranian state television had reported that Iran's Revolutionary Guards had detained several foreigners, including Britain's second most senior envoy, for alleged acts of spying such as taking soil samples in restricted areas.…
Biden says Justice Department will take action if necessary in Akron shooting

Biden says Justice Department will take action if necessary in Akron shooting

US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the Justice Department would take appropriate action if the investigation of a police shooting of a Black man in Akron, Ohio, reveals potential violations of federal criminal statutes. Demonstrators took to the streets of Akron after police on Sunday released body camera video that showed eight officers…
Sudan coup leader sacks civilians as protesters rally again

Sudan coup leader sacks civilians as protesters rally again

Sudan’s coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Wednesday dismissed the last civilian members of his ruling body as part of a power shift he has proposed, but protesters who have rejected his pledge again took to the streets. “The blood of the martyrs did not flow in vain,” hundreds of women protesters chanted in Khartoum…