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China, Iran and Russia will hold joint naval drills starting on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Sea of Oman, China’s defense ministry said on Thursday,amid heightened tension in the region between Iran and the United States.

China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills starting Friday

China, Iran and Russia will hold joint naval drills starting on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Sea of Oman, China’s defense ministry said on Thursday,amid heightened tension in the region between Iran and the United States.

Saudi Arabia approves e-visa, visa on arrival for 49 countries — full list

Despite seeming close ties, Nigeria is not on Saudi Arabia’s index of 49 countries whose citizens will be able to get e-visa online as well as visa on arrival.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi Arabia offers tourist visas for first time

Saudi Arabia will open its doors to international tourists for the first time under a new visa regime to be announced today, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage said.
Hamza bin Laden

Osama bin Laden’s son and heir Hamza ‘dead’

The US has obtained intelligence that Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor as al Qaeda leader is dead, according to three US officials.
A ‘vagina-shaped’ football stadium has been unveiled in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup

Qatar World Cup ‘vagina stadium’ revealed

The Al Wakrah stadium was designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Dame Zaha Hadid and will host matches up to the quarter-finals.

Saudi group donates to 2,073 orphans in Kebbi

The Saudi Arabia International Islamic Relief Organisation has commenced the disbursement of allowances to 2,073 orphans in Kebbi to ease off their difficulties.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Pope Francis in historic Arabian Peninsula visit

Pope Francis is set for a historic trip to the UAE, the first ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, as he seeks to boost the Vatican’s outreach to Islam.

Qatar: GCC needs to enforce its own rules

Qatar has said it is committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) but that the bloc needed to enforce its own rules, signalling that a reformed alliance could help end the Gulf crisis.
US President Donald Trump walks to the mics to take questions as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2018. Trump is travelling to Philadelphia to address the National Electrical Contractors Association Convention, and to Mississippi for a "Make America Great Again" rally. / AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON

Donald Trump: Saudi should be presumed innocent over missing Jamal Khashoggi

US President Donald Trump pushed back Tuesday at global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the disappearance and suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the kingdom deserved to be presumed innocent.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday arrived in Ankara for talks with the Turkish leadership over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. Getty Images

Mike Pompeo arrives in Turkey for talks on Jamal Khashoggi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday arrived in Ankara for talks with the Turkish leadership over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul
In this photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman, center, receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, left, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, right, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 16, 2018. AP

Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement on Sunday at a summit in Saudi Arabia, bolstering a historic peace accord between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, officials said.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia freezes trade, investment with Canada, over ‘interference’ in internal affairs

Saudi Arabia has said it is freezing all new trade and investment with Canada over its “interference” in the Gulf Kingdom’s internal affairs.
Hajj Pilgrims

10,687 Nigerian muslim faithful begin 2018 hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), says 10,687 Muslim faithful are currently in Saudi Arabia performing the 2018 Hajj.

Victim of child trafficking urge parents to monitor children

A 23-year-old victim of child trafficking, Falodun Damilola, has advised children on vacation to beware of peer groups and always stick to wise words of their parents at every point in time.
Egypt Football Association (EFA) president Hany Abo Rida

Egypt FA: Ramadan affected World Cup

The Egypt Football Association (EFA) president Hany Abo Rida says that fasting ahead of the World Cup affected the Pharaoh's campaign in Russia.

Houthi missile attack kills three in Saudi Arabia

Three civilians have been killed in the south of Saudi Arabia by incoming fire from Yemen's Houthi rebels, according to Saudi state media.

Cattle Colony: Before Buhari lures us into deadly trap

To us here in Nigeria, a colony is nothing new. The colony of Lagos established by the British in 1861 has familiarised us to it.

Policeman killed in rare Oman stabbing

A policeman was stabbed to death Saturday in a rare attack in Oman’s capital Muscat, authorities said, with his assailant described as “mentally ill”.

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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has described Manuel Neuer as the best goalkeeper the world has ever had, and hopes he will extend his stay at the club beyond 2021.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper the world has ever had

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.
Roger Federer rallies from 4-8 in the deciding set match tie-break to reach the Australian Open fourth round.

Roger Federer says ‘epics’ keep him motivated after Australian Open thriller

Roger Federer lives to win titles, but five-set thrillers like his epic against John Millman at the Australian Open are also a key reason why he is still playing aged 38.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Akwa Ibom rerun: APC thugs are destroying PDP ballot papers – commissioner

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Prince Ukpong Akpabio, has lamented that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has hijacked election materials from most of the polling units in Essien Udim Local Government Area (LGA).