A semi-quiet Day 4 at Wimbledon ended with an explosion. Qualifier Dustin Brown, ranked 102 in the world, defeated tenth seed Rafael Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The latest report from the United Nations on South Sudan states the armed forces raped and burned females alive. The world’s newest country is still in a civil war.
Day 3 at Wimbledon is the hottest day in the tournament’s history at 35C/95F. Officials prepped ice towels for the players and enforced the heat rule in place. But only women are allowed a break of 10 minutes between during the second and third sets.
Yazidi artist Ammar Salim, 31, uses his talent to show the world what the Yazidis suffer under the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh). His paintings tell the story of the Yazidi massacres. “I want to connect all that happened, to explain about the Yazidi genocide,” he explained to Rudaw.
Kei Nishikori, the fifth seed, withdrew from Wimbledon Wednesday morning due to a calf injury. It is the same injury he received in Halle, where he withdrew from the semifinals.
Armenian families who fled Kobane, Syria, do not plan to return home even though the Kurdish army successfully defeated the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). “There were only eight families left before the ISIL attack [in October 2014],” explained Agop Tomasyon. “All of these families left Kobane after the attack.”
Wimbledon, the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament, wins applause for many things, such as the play or the mouthwatering strawberries and cream. But nothing comes close to the grass at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
The slump continues for Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.
Day 2 at Wimbledon did not disappoint even with the intense heat. While 28C/84F is not blazing hot to some it is for London. One visitor collapsed in Court 2 at the beginning of the match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gilles Muller, which turned into the most exciting match of the day.
UK Foreign Office Refuses to Issue Travel Warning to Tunisia After Muslim Gunman Commits Mass Murder
The United Kingdom Foreign Office refuses to issue a travel warning regarding Tunisia after a gunman slaughtered 39 people on a Tunisian beach over the weekend.
Boats from Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Britain rescued 2,900 migrants spread across 21 boats from Libya this weekend. This latest rescue means over 68,000 migrants arrived in Italy in the past six months.
Corporate chain Walmart has apologized after a store in Louisiana baked a cake bearing the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) flag following its refusal to bake a cake with a Confederate flag.
The Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced a local woman to death for murdering an American teacher in December. She stabbed Romanian-born Ibolya Ryan to death in the bathroom of an Abu Dhabi shopping mall.
The first gay Imam Daayiee Abdullah claims the Quran does not specifically mention punishment of homosexuals. His statement comes in light of crackdowns of gay pride rallies in Muslim countries. “Nowhere in the Quran does it say punish homosexuals,” he declared. “And historians have also never found any case of the Prophet Muhammad dealing with homosexuality.”
Day 1 of Wimbledon never fails to keep the world entertained. A few upsets, but the majority of the higher seeds advanced. The real drama occurred in the press room.
An explosion has killed Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and injured at least seven more people on Monday morning in Cairo.
Serena Williams survived a scare in the first round against world number 113 Margarita Gasparyan to advance to the second round, 6-4, 6-1.
LGBT Ukrainians living in the nation’s east, center of conflict between Ukraine and neighboring invader Russia, are being forced to flee from their previously tolerant homes in the aftermath of Russian takeovers of towns.
As rain sprinkled down at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, defending Wimbledon champions Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic brightened the rooms with huge smiles as they addressed the press on Sunday. Both expressed excitement and motivation to defend their titles at tennis’s most prestigious event.
British man Matthew James, 30, is being hailed as a hero after shielding his fiancée Saera Wilson from gunfire when Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists opened fire on vacationers in Tunisia.
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the country faces intense threats on its border and must upgrade its army for protection. Ukraine disagrees, as its government reports this week that over 54,000 Russian soldiers are standing by on its borders.
David Ferrer, the eighth seed at Wimbledon, withdrew on Sunday due to an elbow injury.
The police captured a drone over the Wimbledon courts on Friday. Security at the two-week event is extremely important, especially after the massacre in Tunisia. “It is an offence to fly a drone within 50 metres of a structure,” explained
Media Day is always a fun day at Wimbledon. Athletes and media let down their hair and don a relaxed attitude before tennis’s most storied tournament begins.
The Eurozone rejected Greece’s request for one-month bailout extension only a day after the bankrupt country turned down an extension offer from their creditors. “It looks like we are heading for Grexit,” exclaimed one person who participated in the meetings.