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US advises all Americans to leave Iraq

The US embassy in Baghdad has urged all US citizens to leave Iraq immediately, after the US killed Iranian military general and hardliner Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a Friday airstrike.

US tells citizens to leave Iraq immediately

The US State Department has urged its citizens in Iraq to depart “immediately” due to “heightened tensions” in the region.

Nigerians berate federal government over payment for national ID card

Nigerians on Tuesday berated the National Identity Management Commission over its decision to charge for the replacement and renewal of the National Identity Card.
(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)

NDM: Donald Trump’s immigration policy’ll reduce number of Nigerians in strategic professional positions

The Nigerian Diaspora Movement (NDM) in the U.S. says President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy will, over time, reduce the number of Nigerians in strategic professional positions in that country.

Nigerian government slashes visa charges payable by US citizens

Jolted by the recent decision by the United States of America to hike visa charges payable across the board by Nigerian national, citing reciprocity policy, the Ministry of Interior has slashed its visa charges for US citizens.

Two US citizens confess to stabbing Italian police officer to death

Two 19-year-old U.S. citizens have confessed to a fatal knife attack on a Carabinieri police officer in Rome, police said on Monday.
A number of Nigerian celebrities have jumped on the viral ‘FaceApp’ which alters users’ photos to make them look older or younger.

Nigerian celebrities jump on viral FaceApp amidst global privacy concerns

A number of Nigerian celebrities have jumped on the viral ‘FaceApp’ which alters users’ photos to make them look older or younger.

Man dies as parachute fails during US military exercise

A Canadian man has died after his parachute failed to open when he jumped out of a plane during a military exercise led by US forces in Bulgaria, local media reported on Tuesday.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina [Ricardo Mazalan-AP]

Activists: US citizens among seven arrested in new Saudi crackdown

At least seven people, including two US citizens, have been arrested in a new crackdown in Saudi Arabia, activists said on Friday.
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Envoy: US aiming for warmer ties with Eritrea

The United States wants better ties with Eritrea following this month's lifting of UN sanctions against the Horn of Africa nation, Washington's top Africa diplomat said on Friday.

US embassy warns of ‘possible terrorist threat’ in DR Congo

The US embassy in Kinshasa said it has received information about a "possible terrorist threat" against its facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Security officials cordon off an area inside Amsterdam's central railway station Friday after the stabbings

Two US citizens hurt in Dutch ‘terrorist’ knife attack

Dutch officials Saturday said a knife-wielding attacker who wounded two US citizens at Amsterdam Central Station a day before “had a terrorist motive”.
English teacher Derek Davis from the U.S. places a U.S. flag and flowers in memory of the late U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at the McCain Memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam August 26, 2018. REUTERS-Kham

Flowers placed at Vietnam war crash site in honour of John McCain

On the shores of a still and peaceful lake on the edge of downtown Hanoi, the inscription on a faded monument stands as a reminder of a violent event 51 years ago.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey, US in diplomatic row after ministers’ sanctions

Turkey and the United States were on Thursday locked in the most serious diplomatic crisis between the NATO allies in years after Washington slapped sanctions on two senior Turkish ministers and Ankara vowed to retaliate.

Arrests in Turkey as US embassy shuts down due to ‘threat’

Turkish police have arrested 12 people in the capital Ankara in an investigation targeting an armed group, state media reporter.

US embassy in Turkey closes due to ‘security threat’

The United States embassy in Turkey has been closed to the public as of Monday due to a security threat and only emergency services will be provided, the mission said in a statement.

Donald Trump wants teachers armed to prevent school shootings

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the idea of arming teachers to prevent school shootings will be considered in a debate over US gun ownership laws reignited by last week’s shooting at a Florida high school.

US blacklists DR Congo general, three rebel leaders

The US Treasury Monday slapped economic sanctions on a Congolese general accused of cooperating with rebel groups, as well as three rebel commanders in the country’s turbulent eastern region.

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