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Libya truce talks break down after Haftar leaves without signing deal

Russia’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that Libyan military commander, Khalifa Haftar, left Moscow without signing a ceasefire deal with the rival, UN-recognised government.

Russia: Killing of Iran military commander illegal

Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, on Friday condemned the United States for killing a top Iranian military officer in an airstrike.

Russia sends message to Iran over killing of top commander

Russian Foreign Ministry says the assassination of top Iranian commander will raise tensions in the Middle East.
The U.S. killed Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in a “defensive action,” the Pentagon says.

Reactions trail US killing of top Iran general

The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Iraq, with leaders appealing for restraint.
Reports about the arrest of journalist Yulia Yuzik surfaced on Instagram sometime in September.

Iran arrests Russian journalist over alleged visa violation

A Russian journalist arrested in Iran was on Monday detained due to a visa violation, an Iranian government spokesman said, rejecting reports that the woman was accused of espionage.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a pro-government demonstration in Caracas on March 23, 2019. – It is two months since Juan Guaido has asserted he is Venezuela’s interim president. Domestically, he has been unable to shake President Nicolas Maduro from power. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP)

Venezuela’s Maduro announces ban on rival holding public office

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, bolstered by a Russian military deployment infuriating the US, on Thursday announced a ban on Washington-backed self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido holding public office.

Kremlin again denies meddling in US vote

The Kremlin on Monday reiterated denials that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report found conclusive evidence of Russian meddling.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with US President after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV

Russia to summon Dutch envoy over cyber attack claims

The Russian foreign ministry was to summon the Dutch ambassador on Monday after the Netherlands said it had foiled a cyber attack by Russians, state news agencies reported.
The poisoning of the Skripals earlier in March triggered a major diplomatic crisis between the United Kingdom and Russia [Reuters]

UK charges two Russians over Skripal Novichok nerve agent attack

British prosecutors have charged two Russian men for a nerve agent attack on a former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the city of Salisbury earlier this year.
Dmitry Trapeznikov, interim Head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peopleís Republic (DPR) gives a press conference on August 31, 2018 in Donetsk, following emergency government meeting after Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR), was killed in a bomb blast.Zakharchenko, the main separatist leader in eastern Ukraine was killed in a bomb blast in the centre of rebel hub Donetsk on August 31, his spokeswoman said, the most prominent rebel victim in the four-year conflict. An AFP journalist at the scene said police had cordoned off the block where the blast occurred. / AFP PHOTO / ALEKSEY FILIPPOV

Kremlin warns Ukraine rebel’s murder could derail peace process

The Kremlin warned on Saturday that the assassination of east Ukraine's main separatist leader was a provocation that would undermine the long-stalled Western-brokered peace deal and fuel tensions in the smouldering conflict.

US hits Russia with new sanctions on August 22

Russia-US confrontation is extending to the economic and trade field as Washington is poised to hit Moscow new and powerful sanctions on August 22nd.
Russia's Alexander Shulgin

Envoy: Russia will resist attempts to expand OPCW powers

Moscow will by any means fight attempts to expand the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) powers by giving it the right to attribute blame for chemical weapons attacks, Russia’s envoy to the organisation, Alexander Shulgin, said.
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.

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.

Official: US sanctions hit 245 Russian citizens, 439 firms

A total of 245 Russian citizens and 439 legal entities are currently under US sanctions, a senior official from the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

US Embassy in Russia denies info on visas problems

U.S. Embassy in Russia refuted the information which allegedly said that crew members of Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot allegedly have problems with applications for U.S. entry visa interviews in Russia.
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Video: No evidence of chemical attack in Syria’s Duma – US journalists

Reporters from the One America News Network have visited the Syrian town of Duma, located in Damascus’ suburbs, where, according to the U.S. and its allies, a chemical attack took place on April 7, and found no evidence that could prove these claims.

Pentagon denies bombing of Syrian airbase

When asked about the explosions, an Israeli spokeswoman declined to comment. Israel has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of the conflict, hitting convoys and bases of Iranian-backed militias that fight alongside Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s forces.

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Turkish mosques reopen for mass prayers

Turkish mosques on Friday reopened for mass prayers more than two months after they had shutdown, as the government eased restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
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LaLiga clubs get go-ahead to begin training from Monday

LaLiga clubs are permitted to return to full training from Monday as the league edges closer to a return to action.

Former NNPC chief Maikanti Baru passes on

The immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, is dead.

Bauchi governor pays tribute to former NNPC chief

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has expressed shock over the sudden death of the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Kachalla Baru.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano tailors get N7 million contract to produce 140,000 face mask

In a brief but colourful ceremony, Dr. Ganduje who presented the cash sum to the leadership of the indigenous tailors, disclosed that the face masks would be provided to various