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UN appeals for $3.85bn as Yemen faces hunger crisis

The United Nations is calling for funding in an international donor meeting on Monday to save millions of people in Yemen from hunger.

Mailafia drops another bombshell, says those who ousted Jonathan behind banditry

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, has yet again alleged that some of the bandits terrorising the country were sponsored by persons who wanted to push former President Goodluck Jonathan out of power at all cost.

U.S report on Khashoggi’s death fingers Saudi crown prince – Sources

A declassified version of a U.S. intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday finds that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.

Biden, Trudeau aim to move past Keystone pipeline disagreement in first bilateral meeting

U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will try on Tuesday to move past an early disagreement after Biden blocked the Canadian-backed Keystone XL pipeline and look to reset relations after the rocky years of Donald Trump.

Abduljabbar vs Ulama: Matters arising, by Muhammad Fahsheer

The outcome of the proposed debate between a controversial Kano cleric, Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara and Ulama may likely have a negative impact on security...

COVID-19: Iran begins vaccination with Russia’s Sputnik V

Iran embarked on the Coronavirus immunisation campaign on Tuesday with the rollout of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine.

Why we banned Cryptocurrency, by CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has reacted to condemnations trailing the directive to Deposit Money Banks, DMBs, to desist from transacting in Cryptocurrencies.

Nuclear deal: Iran ready to compromise, but U.S. should take first step – Rowhani

Iran’s President Hasan Rowhani says his country is willing to make compromises in its nuclear programme, but believes the U.S. can make that happen by taking the first steps in returning to the 2015 deal regarding its atomic ambitions.

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia to provide vaccines to Yemen, some African countries

Saudi Arabia is holding talks with coronavirus vaccine makers to supply low-income countries, including war-torn Yemen, with vaccines, Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Tuesday.

Iran says Trump’s departure has reduced tension in int’l arena

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s departure from office has resulted in reduced tension in the international arena, Iranian Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday.

90 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide – WHO  

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 90 million, reaching 90,054,813 as of Wednesday, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organisation, WHO.

Israeli missile strike kills 23 fighters in Syria

At least 23 pro-government fighters were killed by a fresh Israeli missile strike in eastern Syria after midnight, a war monitor reported on Wednesday.

BREAKING: Iraqi court issues arrest warrant against Donald Trump

An Iraqi court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against U.S. President Donald Trump in connection with the murder of a top Iranian general and the leader of an Iraqi Shiite militia a year ago.

Iran moves to arrest Trump over killing of Soleimani 

Tehran has applied to Interpol for an international arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump in connection with the murder of the Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani a year ago.

U.S. deploys bombers to Middle East over Iran retaliation concerns

Amid concerns of possible Iranian retaliation, the U.S. has flown a pair of B-52H bombers over the Persian Gulf, according to a statement on Thursday by the U.S. Central Command, CENTCOM.

Saudi-led coalition fires missile on Yemen’s Houthi militia

Yemen’s Houthi militia said on Tuesday that the Saudi-led coalition launched an airstrike on Houthi military site in the capital Sanaa.

GDP: IMF ranks Nigeria 1st in Africa, 26th in the world

Nigeria stands as the number one country in Africa in the International Monetary Fund, IMF, 2020 World Economic Outlook’s ratings of countries. Using countries’ GDPs,...

We’re ready to release report of Ukrainian crashed plane – Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says that authorities will “officially” release the report about the Ukrainian passenger plane which crashed over the Iranian space earlier this year.

Germany warns Iran against nuclear escalation ahead of Biden’s term

Iran must not squander its chances of bringing the U.S. back into the troubled nuclear deal that regulates Iran’s nuclear programmes, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.

France, others withdraw from Iran business forum over execution

France said on Sunday its ambassador to Iran would not participate in an online business forum in Tehran this week. This follows a growing row...

Lai Mohammed tackles US, says Nigeria gives religious freedom

Nigeria has denied the allegation, by the United States, of engaging in systematic and egregious religious freedom violations. The United States had on Monday placed...

Libya generates US$700.4 million in oil revenues in November

Libya’s crude oil, gas and condensate export revenues for the month of November totalled US$700.4 million, up 204 per cent from October, the Libyan...

Iran jails alternative Nobel winner before award ceremony

An Iranian human rights lawyer and winner of an award often called the alternative Nobel prize has been jailed again in Iran on the eve of Thursday’s award ceremony, organisers said.

Iranian government in row with parliament over new nuclear law

A bill passed by hardliners in Iran on the country’s future nuclear policy has sparked an open dispute between the government and parliament.

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