What Happened on 12 September 2015

Need to arm Syrian army to take on Islamic State: Russia

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has called upon leading world powers to help in arming Syria’s army, describing it as… Read More.

Mecca: 107 dead as crane collapses in Grand Mosque

At least 107 people were feared killed and around 230 injured when a crane collapsed in Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mosque… Read More.

Turkey: Curfew on Kurdish city of Cizre lifted

The Turkish government has lifted a week-long curfew on Cizre, a south-eastern city with a mostly Kurdish population. It was placed… Read More.

Brazil corruption scandal: Police seek permission to question former president Lula

Police in Brazil have sought permission from the country’s Supreme Court to question former president Luiz Inacio… Read More.

Global economy faces financial bubble, warns German finance minister

Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has warned that the global economy was facing a financial bubble as central banks were… Read More.

US Open: Federer, Djokovic to clash in final; Serena loses in semi-final

Second seed Roger Federer and world number one Novak Djokovic won their respective semi-final matches to set up an exciting… Read More.