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Saudi sterilises Kaaba to fight Coronavirus

From Jerusalem to Mecca, Muslims across the Middle East held Friday prayers under the shadow of the new coronavirus, with some gatherings cancelled and others subdued because of the deadly outbreak. The highly contagious disease is believed to be transmitted through close contact and authorities globally have moved to restrict large gatherings, including public prayers. Read more

Foreign International

US, Iran Battle: NATO finally takes position, issues strong warning

All members of the Atlantic alliance, otherwise known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, have vowed to stand behind the United States in the Middle East after America briefed NATO on its drone attack that killed Iranian military commander, Qassem Soleimani. This decision was made public on Monday by NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, according to Read more

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Trump: We killed Soleimani to stop a war [Video]

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani to stop a war. Addressing newsmen in Florida, Trump alleged that Soleimani was “plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him”. Blaming Soleimani for the Read more

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Nigerian set for deportation ‘commits suicide’ in US immigration custody

A 56-year-old Nigerian, Anthony Akinyemi, has been reported dead in a detention facility where he is awaiting deportation from the United States. Akinyemi, according to reports, committed suicide on December 21 in the facility of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Worcester County jail, Maryland. He was pronounced dead in the morning, Read more

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Foreign International

Johnson to EU – I want Brexit deal without backstop

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote on Aug. 19 to EU President Donald Tusk reaffirming his desire to conclude a Brexit deal as well as his opposition to the controversial “backstop” on Ireland. The so-called backstop is a mechanism that would keep the UK in EU customs arrangements to prevent a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, an EU member Read more

US announces new sanctions against Russia over Skripal affair: State dept/newsheadline247
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United States announces new sanctions against Russia over Skripal affair: State dept

A new round of sanctions were imposed on Moscow Saturday by the United States over the 2018 poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom. Russian spies have been blamed for the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury in March last year using the Soviet-developed nerve agent Read more

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China, US officials discuss bilateral trade before Trump-Xi meeting

Senior Chinese and US officials have held a phone conversation about bilateral trade ahead of a meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, slated for later this week and amid a tariff war between the two countries. China’s Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website on Tuesday Read more