August became the deadliest month so far for the U.S. military in the decade-long war in Afghanistan, with the death toll totalling 66 troops.
The chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, said the country will be a "moderate" Muslim nation, responding to concern the interim government wants to adopt a strict Islamic orientation.
The rand has weakened 18% this year which could cause a surge in oil and other imported items, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan will deliver his medium-term budget statement amid growing pressure to create more jobs.
MAKKAH: A total of 177,426 pilgrims from 46 non-Arab African countries have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform Haj, the chairman of the board of directors of the Tawafa Establishment for Non-Arab African Pilgrims announced Tuesday.
Syria accepted an Arab League proposal calling for it to withdraw armoured vehicles from the streets and stop violence against protesters in a bid to end the country’s seven-month-old political crisis that has led to the deaths of some 3,000 people.