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City see off 10-man United

City see off 10-man United

​Sergio Aguero’s second-half goal earned Manchester City a hard-fought 1-0 win over 10-man Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. United were reduced to 10 men late on in the first half when Chris Smalling was sent off for two bookable offences in the space of eight minutes. After seeing three penalty claims turned down Aguero [&hellip

Pellegrini happy with win

Pellegrini happy with win

​Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini was happy with his side’s victory over Manchester United despite holding on at the end against the 10-man visitors. Chris Smalling was sent off for United towards the end of the first half after collecting two bookings, but City had to wait until the 63rd minute to grab the crucial [&hellip

Bahraini rights activist freed on bail

Bahraini rights activist freed on bail

A court in Bahrain has ordered the release of prominent human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, on bail, pending a verdict against him on charges of ‘insulting top institutions’ in the Persian Gulf kingdom. On Sunday, the criminal court in the capital, Manama, freed 50-year-old Rajab, the founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, but [&hellip

Yemen political parties ink deal

Yemen political parties ink deal

Major political factions in Yemen have inked a deal, calling on the president and prime minister to form a new government in a bid to resolve the impoverished country’s crippling crisis. The agreement was signed by 13 political parties, including the Shia movement of Ansarullah, in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on Saturday. “We, the political [&hellip

UN threatens Burkina Faso with bans

UN threatens Burkina Faso with bans

A United Nations envoy has urged a civilian transition of power in Burkina Faso, threatening sanctions against the West African country unless the army gives up power. “We hope there will be a transition led by a civilian and in keeping with the constitutional order,” the UN envoy for West Africa, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, said [&hellip

UN urges action on climate change

UN urges action on climate change

The UN panel on climate change has called for action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to keep the impact of global warming at an affordable level. There is an opportunity for the world to keep the current temperature rise below a dangerous level by taking measures to cut carbon emissions by the [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 16:92

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 16:92

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh, October 31, 2014/Muharram 6, 1436 Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 16:92 وَلَا تَكُونُوا كَالَّتِي نَقَضَتْ غَزْلَهَا مِنْ بَعْدِ قُوَّةٍ أَنْكَاثًا Do not be like the one who unravels her yarn, disintegrating it into pieces after [&hellip

Boko Haram claims to have German hostage

Boko Haram claims to have German hostage

​Militant group Boko Haram is reportedly holding a German hostage who was kidnapped in July. The group’s leader has also claimed that a report of a ceasefire with the Nigerian government was a “lie.” Nigerian militant group Boko Haram claims to be holding a German hostage who was kidnapped from the state of Adamawa in [&hellip

2nd Burkinese cmdr. claims presidency

2nd Burkinese cmdr. claims presidency

A second military commander has declared himself president in Burkina Faso after the resignation of the West African country’s long-serving President Blaise Compaore. Colonel Yacouba Isaac Zida announced the decision to serve as the country’s transitional head of state in a recorded address, posted on the website of a national television station, early on Saturday. [&hellip

UN Syria envoy proposes action plan

UN Syria envoy proposes action plan

The United Nations special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has proposed an action plan for areas where Syrian forces are fighting Takfiri militants. De Mistura said on Thursday that the proposal includes “freeze zones” in Syria to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid, starting with the country’s largest city Aleppo. “It should be something that freezes [&hellip