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Iraqi President Barham Salih has announced that his country has agreed to establish a free-trade zone along its border with Iran, following a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani in Tehran. AFP

Iraq to establish free-trade zone along border with Iran

Iraqi President Barham Salih has announced that his country has agreed to establish a "free-trade zone" along its border with Iran, following a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.
Iraq's President Barham Salih

Iraqi president visits Iran

Iraq’s new President Barham Saleh made his first official visit to neighbouring Iran on Saturday, calling for “a new order in the region”.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon on June 20, 2018 in Washington,DC. | AFP PHOTO | Nicholas Kamm

US cutting counterterror forces in Africa

The Pentagon is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world as part of a broad effort to shift American military focus toward what it calls threats from Russia and China.

Major oil producers to consider cuts after price slide

Major oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to consider reverting to output cuts after a sharp slide in crude prices revived fears of a 2014-style crash.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) stands after placing a wreath at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey in Ankara on November 10, 2018, on the 80th anniversary of his death.ADEM ALTAN - AFP

Recep Erdogan: Four Turkish soldiers die in munitions blast

Four soldiers were killed and about 20 injured in an explosion at an army munitions depot in southeast Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - AFP PHOTO - ALEX HALADA

Hassan Rouhani: New US sanctions have no effect on Iran’s economy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that US sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran's economy because Washington had already practically reimposed them earlier.
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US now world’s biggest crude oil producer

The United States is now the world’s biggest crude oil producer, pushing Russia and Saudi Arabia to the back seat.

Israel thanks Donald Trump as Iran sanctions take effect

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman welcomed US sanctions that took effect Monday targeting Iran’s oil and financial sectors, calling it a “critical” blow to Tehran’s actions in the region.
Xi Jinping

China’s Xi Jinping promises lower tariffs, market access at Shanghai Expo

China will lower import tariffs and continue to broaden market access, President Xi Jinping pledged on Monday at the opening of a symbolic week-long trade expo in Shanghai.
Brent Taylor

US mayor on leave from office killed on military duty in Afghanistan

Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah in the United States was killed Saturday on military duty in Afghanistan as part of Utah’s National Guard.

Islamic State kills 3 Iraq village chiefs in a week

Jihadists have killed three village chiefs in less than a week in Iraq's restive north, local officials said Saturday, as the targeting of state representatives escalates.
5 President Buhari receives in Official Visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel in State House on 31st Aug 2018

Angela Merkel pledges €1 billion fund for investments in Africa

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday pledged a billion euros to incite businesses to invest in Africa, as she urged the private sector to take a closer look at the continent’s “huge” economic opportunities.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Minister: Iran arrests groups planning attacks on pilgrims

Iran on Tuesday said it has arrested three militant groups planning attacks on Shi’ite Muslims at the annual pilgrimage of Arbaeen.
Jumpei Yasuda was last heard from in Syria in 2015 [File- Kyodo-via Reuters]

Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda captured in Syria ‘freed’

Japan's government says it has received information that a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist captured three years ago in war-torn Syria has been freed and is now in Turkey.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Iran arrests groups planning attacks on pilgrims

Iran on Tuesday said it has arrested three militant groups planning attacks on Shi’ite Muslims at the annual pilgrimage of Arbaeen.
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UN: World population to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050

UNFPA, in its “State of World Population 2018” survey released in Geneva, said more than half of that growth – 1.3 billion – is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa.

UN chief urges member states to end death penalty

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on the UN Member States to put an immediate end to the death penalty of criminals.

NAPTIP lauds Ghana’s anti-trafficking law

Also speaking, the representative of the Head, Consular, David Ako Sowah, expressed that the Ghana High Commission’s appreciation for the level of cooperation and good working relationship between the agency and the commission.

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Rotary donates borehole to Sokoto community

Rotary Club International has donated a solar powered Borehole to a community, Manna Baba in Sokoto south Local Government area of the state.
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Adams Oshiomhole, APC governors in Aso Rock as Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign kicks off

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and over 10 governors of the ruling party are currently at the presidential villa in Abuja where President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to showcase his achievements and unveil his plans if reelected.

Report: NDIC pays N1.45bn to 34 closed DMBs in 2017

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), said it paid N1.45 billion to 16, 324 depositors of 34 closed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in 2017.
Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Gernot Rohr accomplishes ‘second target’ after Afcon qualification

Gernot Rohr was able to stamp 'mission accomplished' on the second chapter of his managerial reign as Nigeria qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations since winning the tournament in 2013.
Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11-14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa-5

Super Eagles arrive Asaba from South Africa

Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11:14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.