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Iran launched missiles at U.S.-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week stoked fears of a new Middle East war.

US admits 11 soldiers injured in Iranian missile attack

Although the US military and President Donald Trump had previously maintained there were no casualties in Iranian missile attack on Iraqi air base on 8 January, it has now been revealed that at least 11 American troops were injured.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is set to deliver a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time in almost eight years, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a US air strike and popular anger after it accidentally downed a Ukrainian passenger jet.

Iran’s Ali Khamenei delivers Friday prayer sermon amid crisis

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is set to deliver a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time in almost eight years, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a US air strike and popular anger after it accidentally downed a Ukrainian passenger jet.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, before departing for his previously unannounced trip to Benghazi, in northern Libya.

German top envoy travels to Libya as pressure builds on peace efforts

Germany’s top diplomat on Thursday travelled to Libya hoping to meet the influential Khalifa Haftar, a general, as part of efforts to negotiate a ceasefire in the country.

Germany investigates three over ‘spying for China’

German prosecutors on Wednesday said they were investigating three people who allegedly spied for China, with media reporting that a German former EU diplomat was among the suspects.
Sevilla striker Javier Chicharito Hernandez is set for a move to the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

Chicharito set to join LA Galaxy in €9 million transfer from Sevilla

Sevilla striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is set for a move to the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has revealed there are interest from big clubs to sign him in the current transfer window.

Maduka Okoye confirms interest from big clubs for his signature

Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has revealed there are interest from big clubs to sign him in the current transfer window.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iranian president warns foreign forces in Middle East ‘may be in danger’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they "may be in danger" if they remain in the region.
Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.

World, Olympic women’s hurdles champs set for Boston duel

Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.
Former Fulham captain Brian McBride, a three-time World Cup striker for the United States, was named Friday as the new US national team general manager by the US Soccer Federation.

Former Fulham captain Brian McBride named USA general manager

Former Fulham captain Brian McBride, a three-time World Cup striker for the United States, was named Friday as the new US national team general manager by the US Soccer Federation.
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Journey-man Taiwo Awoniyi nears another loan deal

Journey-man and Nigeria junior international Taiwo Awoniyi is on the verge of embarking on another loan sojourn it has been revealed.
The EU’s Foreign Policy Chief, Joseph Borrell, said the bloc’s aim was not to re-impose sanctions but to “resolve issues relating to the implementation’’ of the deal.

Europeans trigger dispute mechanism in Iran nuclear deal

France, Britain and Germany formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, the strongest step they have taken so far to enforce an agreement that requires Iran to curb its nuclear programme. France, Britain and Germany formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, the strongest step they have taken so far to enforce an agreement that requires Iran to curb its nuclear programme.
French coach Jean-Louis Gasset has indicated interest in coaching an African national team before he finally winds down his managerial career.

French coach eyes Gernot Rohr’s job

French coach Jean-Louis Gasset has indicated interest in coaching an African national team before he finally winds down his managerial career.
Arsenal have decided to loan out young defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, with the Greek centre-back scheduled to undergo a medical with FC Nurnberg on Monday.

Arsenal defender joins Bundesliga side Nurnberg

Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined second-tier German side FC Nurnberg on loan until the end of the season.
Two airmen who died recently at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, have been identified as Airmen First Class Xavier Leaphart and Aziess Whitehurst, Air Force officials announced on Sunday.

Two US airmen found dead at Germany base

The men, both aged 20, “were found unresponsive in a dorm room” in the early evening of January 9, the 52nd Fighter Wing based at Spangdahlem airbase in western Germany said in a statement.
Fighters of a battalion loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar pictured in the eastern city of Benghazi in December 2019. Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire, January 1, 2020. AFP

Libyan sides agree ceasefire after nine months of fighting

Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting, following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.
Liverpool fans laud Roberto Firmino after match-winning display against Tottenham

Liverpool sets points record after 21 EPL games

Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday means they have set a new record.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Saturday for talks set to focus on flashpoints in the Middle East.

Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin discuss Middle East flash-points at Kremlin meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Saturday for talks set to focus on flashpoints in the Middle East.
The Federal Government, has commended the People’s Republic of China for initiating and implementing cultural exchange programmes with positive and far-reaching impact on the stakeholders of culture in Nigeria.

Nigeria hails China on cultural exchange implementation

The Federal Government, has commended the People’s Republic of China for initiating and implementing cultural exchange programmes with positive and far-reaching impact on the stakeholders of culture in Nigeria.

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The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Kaduna sets up committee to collate data on Almajiris

The Kaduna State Government said it has set-up a committee to collate data on the Almajiri population in the state.
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VAR: Premier League referees set to use pitchside monitors

Premier League referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors for decisions where it is felt they should have the final say.

Court reaffirms Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack over forged NECO certificate

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.

DMO: Nigeria public debt stands at N26.2 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the total public debt as at September 2019 stood at N26.215 trillion.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Victor Osimhen ‘happy’ to stay at Lille despite transfer interest from Liverpool

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has said that he is happy at the club, despite interest from Premier League giants Liverpool.