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Wimbledon: Two-time winner Nadal knocked out

Two-time champion Rafa Nadal’s appalling recent run at Wimbledon continued as he crashed out in the second round after being out-muscled and out-thought in four sets by an inspired Dustin Brown of Germany. The Spaniard, who has slipped down the … Continue reading

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Egypt in ‘a state of war’?

Egypt is introducing sweeping new anti-terrorism laws following unprecedented attacks in its lawless Sinai region and growing opposition to a government crackdown on dissent. Government leaders say the new legislation will provide “quick and just deterrence” against what it called … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Brotherhood calls for uprising after killings

The Muslim Brotherhood has warned of “serious repercussions” and has called on its supporters to “rise in revolt” after Egyptian police killed 13 of its members. Egyptian police raided an apartment in the Cairo suburb of 6th of October on … Continue reading

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Muslims massacred in Boko Haram sweep in Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters have gunned down at least 80 Muslims praying in mosques in a northeastern Nigerian town during the holy month of Ramadan, a member of a local vigilante group said. Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege, reporting from Abuja on … Continue reading

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Militants ‘kill 150′ in Nigeria

Nearly 150 people are reported to have been killed by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in attacks in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state. Eyewitnesses say the gunmen stormed the village of Kukawa near Lake Chad on Wednesday evening, killing 97 people, … Continue reading

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US gunman’s sister in wedding appeal

The couple said they cancelled their wedding “to protect our family and mourn the lives of those lost” A fundraising website launched by the sister of a gunman who killed 9 people at a US church has been taken down … Continue reading

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BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill

BP has set aside around $43bn to compensate victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It comes … Continue reading

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Greece needs even more money

Greece will need an extra 50bn euros ($55bn) over the next three years to stabilise its finances under the existing, disputed bailout plans, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says. The IMF also cut its forecast for Greek economic growth from … Continue reading

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Syrian children ‘increasingly exploited’ for labour

The conflict in Syria is pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, a new report revealed. Children in the country were now contributing to the family income in more than three quarters of surveyed … Continue reading

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Turkey has no choice but to accept a Syrian Kurdistan

For the last three years of the four-year Syrian conflict, Turkey has had to contend with the increasing strength of the autonomous Syrian Kurdish region along its northeastern border and its de facto government – the Democratic Union Party (PYD), … Continue reading

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