Iran supreme leader said to be in critical condition

Ali Khamenei, 76, suffering from prostate cancer, according to unspecified reports; reportedly assessed to have two years to live

Arabic media outlets reported Wednesday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was hospitalized in critical condition, days after a different report indicated doctors had given the ayatollah only two years to live. Continue reading

Nelson Mandela ‘critical’ in South Africa hospital

President Jacob Zuma said in a bleak statement issued late last night that he had visited his predecessor in hospital and spoken to Mr Mandela’s team of doctors who he said were still doing their best to aid his recovery.

Although Mr Mandela appeared to rally over several days last week, he said that his condition has taken a turn for the worse since Saturday evening. Continue reading