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President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected to lead Africa’s most populous country for an additional four years.

Saudi King, Qatari emir, Russian envoy congratulate President Buhari

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for a new presidential term.

UN sets course toward easing CAR arms embargo

The UN Security Council is set on Thursday to open the door to an easing of the arms embargo on the Central African Republic, five years after the country stood on the verge of genocide.

Turkey charges Fethullah Gulen, 27 others over Russian envoy’s killing

A Turkish prosecutor on Friday charged 28 suspects including US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for a 2016 failed coup, over the murder of the Russian ambassador later in the same year.
Russia's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia

Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

Russia and China on Monday refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.

US, Russia clash at UN over North Korea sanctions

The United States on Monday accused Russia of “cheating” on UN sanctions against North Korea with plans for a railway project, oil transfers and ongoing business dealings with Pyongyang.
A handout picture taken on Fisherton Road in Salisbury shows Alexander Petrov (R) and Ruslan Boshirov. Metropolitan

Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen

Two Russians accused by London of trying to kill a former double agent with nerve agent posed as businessmen to obtain visas to visit Britain for the attack, a report said Friday.
Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia

Russia at UN accuses US of ‘destructive’ meddling in Nicaragua

Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of 'destructive' meddling in Nicaragua's affairs for calling a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in the Central American country.

Russian embassy requests meeting with Boris Johnson over Salisbury

The Russian embassy in London has requested a meeting with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to discuss the situation in Salisbury - just a day after former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was said to be "responding well to treatment".

Turkey implicates Fethullah Gulen in 2016 Andrei Karlov murder

A Turkish court has ordered the arrest of the US-based Muslim religious leader Fethullah Gulen and seven others over the 2016 killing of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, according to state media reports.

Envoy: UK, US planned Russian diplomats expulsion in advance

The U.S. and the UK ‘most likely” planned the expulsion of Russian diplomats in advance and the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was just a pretext for this move, Russian Ambassador to the U. S. said.

Kayode Fayemi: We won’t spend money on Ajaokuta again

The Federal Government on Thursday said it would not repeat the mistake of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration on the Ajaokuta Steel Complex in Kogi State.

UN backs Syria ceasefire as death toll in rebel enclave tops 500

The UN Security Council has unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as new air strikes on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta took the civilian death toll from seven days of bombing to more than 500.

Police find $62m worth of cocaine in Russian embassy

Police have seized nearly 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina’s security minister announced Thursday.

US exploiting Iran protest to sink nuclear deal – Russia

The United States is exploiting the protests in Iran in order to derail the landmark nuclear deal with the Middle East country, Russia's ambassador to the UN alleged.

If war comes, North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed – US

The United States warned that North Korea’s leadership will be “utterly destroyed” if war breaks out as it called on countries to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea — including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang.

Russia, US headed for UN showdown over Syria gas attacks probe

Russia and the United States were on a collision course ahead of a UN Security Council vote Thursday on the fate of a UN-led probe to determine who is behind chemical attacks in Syria's six-year war.

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