Archive for September, 2015

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 10:42pm

Ronaldo reaches 500-goal mark in Real Madrid’s win

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 500th and 501st goals of his career to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win over 10-man Malmo in Group A of the Champions League. The Swedish side held off Madrid for nearly half an hour before they were caught off guard by a counterattack as Ronaldo gathered an Isco pass and […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 10:42pm

Palestinian flag raised at UN

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The Palestinian flag has for the first time been raised at the United Nations following an address delivered by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the UN General Assembly.  The flag was raised in the rose garden at 1:00pm local time (6:00pm GMT) on Wednesday as a large crowd of diplomats and reporters watched on. […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 10:42pm

Can the president of Afghanistan rein in the Taliban?

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For the first time since the fall of the Taliban government in 2001, Taliban fighters have seized control of the city of Kunduz – their former stronghold in northern Afghanistan. One of the first things fighters did was to liberate their comrades from the local prison. The Afghan army is now trying to regain control of […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 10:40am

NATO forces bolster Afghan troops in battle for Kunduz

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The US has conducted several air strikes with the state goal of protecting coalition troops at the airport near the key northern city of Kunduz as Afghan forces continue to battle Taliban to retake it. NATO special forces have also reached Kunduz to also bolster Afghan troops after the Taliban seized the strategic city, the […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 10:40am

A scandal in Wolfsburg

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“Das Auto”. All over the world, in recent years, readers, television audiences, and cinema fans have encountered these two German words, which translate to “the car”, as the memorable tagline of Volkswagen. The phrase does far more than invoke Volkswagen’s national identity: It latches onto associations of superior engineering that’s “made in Germany”. With its […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 10:40am

Taliban’s takeover of Kunduz

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Afghanistan has mobilised military reinforcements to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban fighters overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being toppled from power in 2001. The US carried out two air strikes near Kunduz city on Tuesday in support of the government, and continued the assault on Wednesday. The Taliban […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 10:35pm

Al-Aqsa tensions trigger clashes across West Bank

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Clashes have erupted across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as a result of ongoing confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli forces at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.  Along with other Knesset members from the Arab Joint List coalition, Jamal Zahalka was present at the al-Aqsa compound on Tuesday to protest recent visits to the holy […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 10:35pm

Late Barcelona fightback stuns Leverkusen

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Two late goals in two minutes from Sergi Roberto and Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a remarkable 2-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen in Champions League Group E. Trailing 1-0 with 10 minutes to go, Sergi poked in a rebound from close range, and moments later Suarez swept the ball home from just inside the area. […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 10:35pm

Afghan forces come under heavy Taliban fire in Kunduz

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Afghanistan’s security forces are coming under heavy fire as they battle to retake the city of Kunduz from the Taliban. Tuesday’s counter-offensive was taking place as the Taliban was said to be closing in on the city’s airport after many of the security forces had fled. Al Jazeera’s Qais Azimy, reporting from Baghlan, just south […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 10:23am

UN chief condemns deadly air strike in Yemen

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The UN chief has strongly condemned a reported attack in Yemen that reportedly killed an estimated 135 civilians at a wedding party and called for an investigation into the deadly incident. The incident happened on Monday, with local medical officials accusing the Arab coalition of causing the deaths while bombing a village near the Red […]

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