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The Khordad 15, a new surface-to-air missile battery shown at an undisclosed location in Iran. IRANIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY VIA AP

Iran denies plans to buy Russian S-400 air defence missile

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday denied the country has plan to purchase the Russian S-400 air defence missile system.

Switzerland drags Nigeria to court over detained tanker vessel

Nigeria has been dragged to the international court by Switzerland over the detention of a tanker vessel for over a year and four months.
North Korea's special representative Kim Hyok-chol, seen here arriving for talks with his US counterpart Stephen Biegun in Hanoi AFP

Reports: North Korea executes envoy, four others over failed Kim-Trump summit

South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo claimed North Korea executed its special envoy to the United States following the collapse of the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is “more than ignorant” to argue that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

North Korea: US NSA’s comment on missile test ignorant

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is “more than ignorant” to argue that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda: Rwandan troops crossed border, killed two men

Kampala and Kigali traded accusations Saturday after Ugandan police accused Rwandan soldiers of entering the country and killing two men, further stoking tensions between the two countries.
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

China denounces US ‘rumours’ about Huawei’s ties to Beijing

China on Friday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumours after he said that the chief executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd lied about his company’s ties to the Beijing government.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

US lobbies South Korea to reject Huawei goods

The U.S. government is lobbying South Korea not to use Huawei Technologies products, a South Korean newspaper reported on Thursday, amid a wider push by Washington to get its allies to reject the Chinese tech firm’s goods.

Pakistan, China jointly investigate trafficking of young girls

Islamabad and Beijing are jointly investigating the trafficking of young Pakistani women to China by criminal gangs, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Emmanuel Nahshon

Israel to bar entry to activists planning to disrupt Eurovision

Israel intends to deny entry to people known to be planning to disrupt next week’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv by protesting against the Jewish state, the Foreign Ministry said according to a report published in The Guardian Tuesday.
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Taiwan protests exclusion from WHO annual conference

Taiwan on Tuesday protested against not being invited to the World Health Organisation’s annual conference in Geneva this month following pressure from China.
Mazloum Kobani, commander-in-chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), speaks with AFP during an interview in the countryside outside the northwestern Syrian city of Hasakah, in the province of the same name, on January 24, 2019. – Any deal between Syria’s Kurds and the Damascus regime should respect the “special status” of Kurdish-led forces who fought the Islamic State (IS) group, Kobani said. The SDF control around a third of Syria after expelling jihadists from a large northeastern swathe of the war-torn country with backing from the US-led coalition. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Damascus accuses Kurd-led alliance of ‘treason’

The Syrian government has accused Kurdish leaders of “treason” for organising a conference with allied Arab tribes to plot out the political future of territory under their alliance’s control.
Kim Jong-un held his first summits with the leaders of the US and South Korea last year [Leah Millis-Reuters]

North Korea fires ‘short-range projectiles’ into East Sea

North Korea has fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a likely sign of Pyongyang's growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington meant to provide coveted sanctions relief in return for nuclear disarmament.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Ministry: Silent diplomatic efforts aided Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar release by Saudi Arabia

Foreign Affairs Ministry says its silent diplomatic efforts in the past few weeks culminated in the release of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar arrested by Saudi authority for drug related offence.
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday that it is the U.S. regime which must change its nature and not Iran.

Ministry: Iran will not let any country replace its oil in the market

Iran will not allow any country replace its oil sales in the global market, the Foreign Ministry on Thursday said, after the U.S. told importers to halt Iranian purchases from May.
Three of the vessels and the destroyer USS Farragut are supporting an accompanying mission in the Strait of Hormuz

US sanctions: Iran to block US ships from important waterway

The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, issued a statement on Monday that warned of “adverse consequences” if the U.S. ended their sanctions waiver on the Persian Gulf nation’s oil imports.
Security forces inspect St. Anthony's Shrine. Three of the explosions took place in Catholic churches, while three others were reported in the Cinnamon Grand, Kingsbury and Shangri-La hotels. [Chamila Karunarathne-Anadolu Agency-Getty Images]

Sri Lanka attacks death toll hits 290, British victims identified

The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically Monday to 290 — including dozens of foreigners — some of whom have been identified by British newspapers.
(FILES) This file photo taken on October 7, 2018 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 8, 2018 via KNS shows North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (R) shaking hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang. – North Korea on April 18, 2019 demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, accusing him of derailing discussions. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / – South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT

Mike Pompeo: I’m still in charge of North Korea negotiation team

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is still in charge of nuclear negotiations between the US and North Korea a day after Pyongyang said it wanted Pompeo to be disengaged from the stalled negotiations.
SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 22/ A Boeing 737 MAX 9 test plane is pictured at Boeing Field on March 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. 737 MAX airplanes have been ground by multiple aviation authorities after two two 737 MAX 8 airplanes crashed within five months of each other. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix

Boeing must perform more work on a proposed fix to its 737 MAX aircraft before it can be submitted for review, US officials said Monday, suggesting the planes could stay grounded a while longer.

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Olu Akerele: Naming national stadium after MKO Abiola shows President Buhari has good heart

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President Buhari: I declared June 12 democracy day to correct injustice meted-out on Nigeria

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Don: Honouring MKO Abiola one of President Buhari’s boldest decisions

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June 12: Ex-President Jonathan reduced MKO Abiola to ethnic champion – Tony Momoh

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