Mexican authorities have arrested a key drug cartel lord.
The commission is expected to investigate the extent of the influence of the wealthy Gupta family in South African politics. Local media dubbed the allegations as 'state capture.'
As the Syrian war appears to enter a decisive phase, Iran, Russia and Turkey are busy devising strategies to ensure they remain key players in the war-torn country. Experts say Iran's position could be vulnerable.
The Syrian army has now captured over two-thirds of eastern Ghouta. Some 12,500 people have fled from the town of Hammuriyeh, hours after it was captured by government forces.
Syrian government forces have advanced on the besieged rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta near Damascus. Western leaders have decried the Syrian regime for the appalling humanitarian situation in the region.
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