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Brad Parscale, the campaign manager to the US president, Donald Trump, has reacted to the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter’s decision to ban political advertisements worldwide starting from November.

Donald Trump’s aide slams Twitter over ban on political advertising

Brad Parscale, the campaign manager to the US president, Donald Trump, has reacted to the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter’s decision to ban political advertisements worldwide starting from November.
The State Department said it would deny a visa to Owen Ncube, the minister of public security, under a sanctions law that targets gross violations of human rights.

US hits Zimbabwe minister over protest crackdown

The United States has said that it would refuse entry to Zimbabwe's security minister as it voiced alarm over the government's crackdown on protests and the opposition.
Turkish and U.S. troops meet on the Turkish-Syrian border for a joint U.S.-Turkey patrol in northern Syria, as it is pictured from near the Turkish town of Akcakale, Turkey, September 8, 2019.

US military troops cross into Iraq from Syria

The news agency said the troops traveled over the Sahela border to Iraq's northern province of Dohuk.
The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.

38 people cited for violations in Hillary Clinton email probe

The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.
US Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has fired back at Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state appeared to call her the favourite of the Russians in the 2020 elections race.

US Democratic hopeful criticises Clinton over Russia remarks

US Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has fired back at Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state appeared to call her "the favourite of the Russians" in the 2020 elections race.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump impeachment: Whistleblower prefers to testify in writing, no appearance – report

Lawyers for the United States CIA officer whose whistleblower complaint helped ignite an impeachment inquiry into the United States President, Donald Trump, have asked Congress whether their client could submit testimony in writing instead of appearing in person, according to people familiar with the matter.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US expands trade blacklist to include China’s top AI startups

The U.S. government expanded its trade blacklist to include some of China’s top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US top envoy defends Ukraine probe push as impeachment roils

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the Trump administration's approach to Ukraine that is at the center of an impeachment inquiry. He rejected allegations it was at best inappropriate or at worst an illegal abuse of power for which Congress should remove President Donald Trump from office.

Cuba decries Raul Castro’s US ban at United Nations

Cuba slammed the United States at the United Nations Saturday for barring former president Raul Castro and his family from entering the country.
A senior North Korean diplomat has berated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for describing Pyongyang's behaviour as rogue and warned its expectations for talks with Washington are fading.

Mike Pompeo subpoenaed as Democrats press Donald Trump impeachment

Democrats charged aggressively into an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump on Friday, ordering Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to turn over Ukraine-related documents and scheduling testimony for witnesses to alleged abuse of power by the US leader.

US sanctions Chinese companies for Iran oil imports

The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions on Chinese companies for buying Iranian oil, stepping up pressure despite European attempts to arrange talks between Washington and Tehran.

Iran slams new US sanctions after Saudi oil attacks

Iran’s foreign minister has strongly condemned the ordering of new sanctions against Iran in the wake of the attacks on major Saudi oil facilities on the weekend, which Riyadh and Washington have blamed on Tehran.
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31. - AFP PHOTO - FAYEZ NURELDINE

Saudi Arabia unveils evidence of Iran’s link to attacks

Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump says no rush for war with Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that although it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia, he did not want to rush into war.
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS-REUTERS

Britain not blaming Iran for Saudi drone attacks

Britain said it is not jumping to conclusions yet like America, that Iran was responsible for the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS-REUTERS

Oil prices surge by 20 percent on drone strike on Saudi Arabia

Crude oil prices have surged more than 19 per cent after a drone strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility wiped out about five per cent of global supplies.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is “more than ignorant” to argue that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Donald Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had asked John Bolton, his national security adviser, to resign, citing strong differences of opinion with his hawkish assistant.
Trump's announcement ended months of US negotiations with Taliban leaders, who control large parts of Afghanistan [File- Sorin Furcoi-Al Jazeera]

Taliban vows to fight on after Donald Trump says talks are ‘dead’

The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with the insurgents were “dead”, saying Washington would regret abandoning negotiations.

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APC says no mass defection of members to PDP in Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that there was no mass defection of its members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara as alleged by the State Government.

Senator Omo-Agege: Tam David-West a grat patriot

Even now that he has passed on to eternal realms, Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West will forever be remembered as a great patriot and intellectual of formidable standing at home and abroad, Deputy President of the Senate Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to someone like him.

Recep Erdogan: Turkey has opened gates for IS, to send more militants to Europe

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the European Union (EU) over its repeated threat of sanctions, warning that Turkey would “open the gates” for more Islamic State militants to be sent to Europe.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate proposes bill to establish agency for hate speech

The Senate has introduced a bill which seeks to establish a federal government agency to check hate speech in the country.
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Premier League sharpshooters in Africa as CAN qualifying begins

English Premier League sharpshooters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah flew to Africa this week, seeking goals as 2021 Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying kicks off.