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Sergei Lavrov: Huawei boss’ detention shows US arrogance

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the detention of Chinese technology giant Huawei’s chief financial officer in Canada was an example of “arrogant” US policy abroad.
Russia has started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Syrian forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

Sergei Lavrov: Delivery of Russian S-300 missile systems to Syria regime has begun

Russia has started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Syrian forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Alexander Zakharchenko was the highest-profile member of Moscow-backed rebels to be killed in Ukraine's war

Thousands gather for funeral of Ukrainian rebel leader

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Ukraine's rebel stronghold Donetsk on Sunday to mourn the killing of separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko.

Russia postpones peace talks with Taliban

Russia has agreed to postpone multilateral peace talks with the Taliban, a week after the insurgents accepted an invitation to go to Moscow for a September 4 summit, the office of the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, said on Monday.
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Russia accuses Syrian rebels of preparing Idlib chemical attack

Russia on Saturday said Syrian rebels are preparing a chemical attack in Idlib province which will be blamed on Damascus and used as a pretext for Western powers to hit government targets in the war-torn country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on July 23, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - GALI TIBBON

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu praises Donald Trump’s ‘tough stand’ against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised President Donald Trump's "tough stand" against Iran after the US leader issued a stark warning to the Islamic republic.
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Vladimir Putin: Summit with Donald Trump very successful, useful

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said his summit meeting with US leader Donald Trump was “very successful”, following several hours of talks in Helsinki.
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EU extends economic sanctions against Russia until January 2019

The European Union (EU) on Thursday, extended economic sanctions against Russia over the role of the country in the Ukraine conflict until the end of January 2019.
White House national security adviser John Bolton said June 27 details on President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting would soon be released. (Reuters)

Russia’s Vladimir Putin hopes U.S. security advisor’s visit will help mend ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, said he hoped U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s visit Moscow will help restore relations between Washington and Moscow.
U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo: Washington should be flexible in relations with Moscow

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, believes that Washington should be “assertive but flexible” in its relations with Russia, and should try to identify spheres of common interest.

China’s Xi hails ‘unity’ of security bloc led with Russia

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc's "unity", just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US.

Moscow invites North Korea’s Kim to visit Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in Pyongyang, on Thursday, invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, Moscow said, during the first meeting between the head of the reclusive state and a Russian official.

North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol holds nuclear talks with Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol met in New York City to set the stage for an historic summit between their leaders on nuclear disarmament.

North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol in US for meeting with Mike Pompeo

North Korean former spy chief Kim Yong Chol has arrived in the US where he is expected to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ahead of a much-anticipated planned US-North Korea summit.

Russia calls for ‘dialogue’ between Israel and Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday called for dialogue between Israel and Iran following Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria that marked a sharp escalation between the two enemies.

Russia, Turkey, Iran stress unity at Syria talks

Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers on Saturday talked up their successes in brokering a political solution to the Syrian conflict at a meeting in Moscow.

Stay in nuclear deal or face “severe consequences” – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani tells Donald Trump

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to remain in the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, or face “severe consequences”.

Western powers at UN make case for military action against Syria

The United States, Britain and France made the case at the United Nations on Friday for military action against Syria, saying President Bashar al-Assad’s repeated use of chemical weapons posed a threat to the world.

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Ibrahim Magu urges Nigerians to stop paying lip-service to anti-corruption war

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Anambra government targets 90 percent budget performance in 2019

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YPP decries president’s rejection of Electoral Bill

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Court dismisses Segun Oni’s suit challenging Kayode Fayemi’s eligibility to contest Ekiti election

A Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti on Monday dismissed the suit filed by a former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, challenging the eligibility of Governor Kayode Fayemi to contest the July 14 governorship election in the state.