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NATO summit opens with focus on solidarity after Trump era

Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, including U.S. President Joe Biden, met at a summit here on Monday in a bid to rebuild solidarity among member states.

Former White House lawyer says Trump told him to mislead Mueller

A newly unearthed congressional testimony revealed that Former U.S. President Donald Trump ordered his top White House attorney to issue a false statement at the height of the Mueller investigation.

Russia anticipates U.S. reaction on cyber security proposal at Summit

Russia hopes that U.S. President Joe Biden will reveal Washington’s reaction to Moscow’s proposal on cyber security during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Uganda suspends mass COVID-19 vaccination amid a shortage of vaccines

Uganda has suspended mass vaccination against COVID-19 as the country awaits the arrival of more vaccines.

Russia will not provide free vaccination to foreign citizens – Putin

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said that Russia would not vaccinate foreign citizens against COVID-19 for free.

Russia ready to resume dialogue with NATO – Lavrov

Russia is ready to resume dialogue with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, but it should not be empty-worded and should focus on security, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.

2 die, 300 injured in celebratory gunfire for Syrian President al-Assad

At least two people were killed and 317 others injured by gunfire at celebrations in Syria marking President Bashar al-Assad’s re-election to a fourth term, a war monitor reported on Saturday.

U.S., Russia hold talks on normalising relations

U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, discussed normalising bilateral relations as they met in person for the first time on Wednesday in Iceland, reports said on Thursday.

COVID-19: Indonesia launches private vaccination scheme

Indonesia on Tuesday kicked off a private vaccination scheme that would inoculate at least 10 million people against COVID-19.

Only 9% of Armed Forces budget is spent on equipment, salary, welfare consume the rest – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says record has shown that only nine per cent of the total budgetary allocation to the Nigerian Armed Forces is spent on equipment.

MURIC condemns Israeli military’s bombardment on Palestine

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has condemned the Israeli Military for the ongoing bombardment of Palestinian cities.

Human rights, threats to democracy in focus on day two of G7 meeting

Foreign ministers from G7 countries will discuss human rights and threats to democracy on the second day of a special meeting in London, according to Britain’s foreign office.

Ukraine’s president picks the Vatican as meeting point with Putin

Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday said he picked the Vatican as a good place to hold direct crisis talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

4 types of COVID-19 strains circulate in Kyrgyzstan – Minister

Four types of Coronavirus, COVID-19, strains have been circulating in Kyrgyzstan, the country’s Ministry of Health said on Friday.

Russia confirms 8,996 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Russia confirmed 8,996 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 8,271 recorded the day before.

Putin warns West against crossing ‘red line’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned Western powers not to interfere with the country’s internal affairs.

Pro-Navalny protesters to hit streets across Russia

Supporters of ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plan to defy authorities and stage protests across Russia on Wednesday to demand that he receive life-saving medical care.

COVID-19: India records 217,000 virus cases, 1,185 deaths in 24hrs

India saw an unprecedented surge of 217,353 coronavirus cases on Friday as authorities imposed further restrictions to contain a severe second wave of infections.

Turkey may lose 500,000 tourists after Russia’s flight restrictions — Minister

Turkish Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy on Wednesday said Turkey might lose nearly 500,000 tourists by June after Russia imposed flight restrictions, the NTV broadcaster reported.

Nuclear deal: Sanctions, sabotage will not help you, Iran tells U.S

U.S. officials should understand that neither sanctions nor acts of sabotage on Iran’s nuclear facility would work in their favour at the ongoing nuclear talks.

U.S. Defence Secretary in Germany to settle defence ties

U.S. Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin, is meeting his counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin on Tuesday, with the aim of settling defence ties. This is coming...

Nigerian govt calls for more private universities

The Federal Government on Thursday stressed the need for the establishment of more private universities, saying that the current 193 universities are grossly inadequate for a country of over 200 million population.

5 killed in Myanmar as troops open fire on protesters

Myanmar troops fired at anti-coup protesters on Wednesday killing at least five people and wounding several as activists defied a bloody crackdown and internet blockade by the ruling junta, media said.

U.S. to begin talks with Iran as nuclear deal powers meet

Top diplomats are meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to try to save the nuclear deal with Iran.

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