Violence over the burning of copies of the Quran by NATO troops at a military base in Afghanistan has spread, prompting the US president to issue an apology and the Afghan government to demand trial and punishment for those responsible.
Senior representatives from over 40 countries and organizations attended the Lancaster House conference that discussed what should follow the transitional institutions in Mogadishu in August 2012 and the establishment of a joint financial management board.
Twelve people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest day yet in protests that have raged across Afghanistan over the desecration of copies of the Holy Quran at a NATO military base with riot police and soldiers on high alert braced for more violence.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday reiterated his call for calm and called upon Afghan people to remain peaceful following days of angry protests over Quran burning by US forces that left people killed and injured across the country.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Sunday after a keyhole abdominal examination showed there was nothing seriously wrong with the 93-year-old anti-apartheid leader, the government said.
The Islamic-Christian Committee for Protecting Jerusalem and the Holy Sites, called on the Arab, Islamic and international countries to intervene for halting the escalating Israeli attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, especially amidst repeated attempts by extremist settlers who have been trying to break into it.
Millions of dollars in White House money has helped pay for New York Police Department programmes that put entire American Muslim neighbourhoods under surveillance.
Israel has quietly legalized one of the oldest and largest of the unsanctioned settler enclaves dotting the West Bank, a step denounced by the Palestinians and Israeli activists as a show of bad faith ahead of talks next week between the Israeli leader and President Barack Obama.
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said those in positions of power caught with their hands "in the till" must voluntarily resign,
Those who wanted to be "people representatives", including unionists, had to choose between doing that, or being business people.
The ANC's political school was the answer to "unwanted tendencies" within the ruling party, political subcommittee chairperson Tony Yengeni said on Thursday.
Afghanistan: A series of mistakes led to the burning of Qur’ans at a US military base in Afghanistan and at least five American military personnel involved may face a disciplinary review over the issue, a Western official said on Saturday.