Muslim footballer Özil quits German national team over racism

Ozil met Erdogan in London in May [Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters] Arsenal star Mesut Özil has announced his retirement from international football after receiving "racist" and "disrespectful" treatment following a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ozil, 29, has Turkish ancestry. He made the announcement on Sunday in a statement

Kenya: German flag flies at half-mast after World Cup exit

In the aftermath of Germany's elimination from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, the German embassy in Kenya has tweeted a picture of the country's flag flying at half-mast as a symbol of mourning. On Wednesday, Germany lost 2-0 to South Korea and went out in the first round of the

Germany humiliated and knocked out of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Germany have failed to qualify to the second round of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia for the first time in 80 years. The reigning champions picked up just three points in their first two matches, losing one goal to nil against Mexico and winning by two goals to one against

Gunmen in Somalia kidnap German nurse working for Red Cross

A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross has been kidnapped in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The abduction happened inside a Red Cross compound in Mogadishu's Wadajir district, reports say. This comes barely a day after a World Health Organisation employee was killed in Mogadishu's Bakara market. Somalia is