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Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
China has eased entry restrictions for nationals from 36 European countries, months after thousands were left stranded when the country closed its borders and slashed flights to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which took part in the creation of the remedy, disclosed this to Russia-24 broadcaster in an interview.
The demonstrations come as thousands of people marched in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk for the fourth weekend Saturday, angered by the arrest of the region’s popular governor and his replacement with a Kremlin favorite.
The Kremlin on Thursday hailed as a “triumph” overwhelming backing in a national vote on constitutional reforms to extend President Vladimir Putin’s rule.
“(Paul) Whelan will not appeal. He does not believe in Russian justice,” his lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov told news agency Interfax.
The European Union on Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of its foundation in low-key fashion thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns still in place in much of the continent.
Russia posted yet another mind-boggling 10,699 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday.
The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, on Wednesday, asked the country’s communications watchdog to block online videos alleging that COVID-19 is a man-made bio-weapon.
The boss of the Bundesliga says the German league must repay the trust shown by Angela Merkel’s government if football returns, as expected on May 9, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
German football clubs are hoping a return to action is on the horizon, even if it means playing in closed stadiums, after the country’s health minister and regional leaders said matches could potentially resume from May 9.
Austria will further loosen its coronavirus lockdown on May 15 by allowing restaurants and cafes to reopen and religious services to resume, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.
The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday threw his weight behind calls for an international inquiry into China’s initial response to the coronavirus and its origins.
A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
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The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, said over 4,000 inmates have been freed nationwide so far under the Federal Government Amnesty Programme launched in 2020.
NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, in the statement described the late Ka’oje as “a dignified and unassuming public servant who showed great passion and interest in the development and improvement of Nigeria sports.”
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday inaugurate the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC), Lagos.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said that it needed clear directives on tariffs on goods covered by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA).
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered service of a N250 million damages suit against Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe.
A member of House of Representatives from Delta State, Hon. Nicholas Mutu, has urged politicians especially appointees of the government in the state to stop falling heads over on who succeeds Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Saturday said the average price for refilling five kilogrammes cylinder of cooking gas increased to N1,949.75 in December 2020 from N1,947.47 in November.
Nigerian authorities have warned on Friday against the circulation of fake coronavirus vaccines in the country, where 10 million real doses of the shots are expected in March.
Princess Odume, the corps member whom the police nabbed for allegedly killing a man, identified as Japhet Akwaowo in Akwa Ibom on Sunday has disclosed the reason for her action; self-defence
A former spokesman for the Nigerian Army retired Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, Friday said politicizing security issues by some Nigerians was counter-productive to the nation’s quest for security and peace.