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Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US top envoy Mike Pompeo visits Kabul amid multiple crises

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Afghan capital Monday amid an ongoing political crisis, a raging Taliban insurgency and rising coronavirus cases — all of which further threaten an already-floundering peace process.
China announced plans early on Wednesday to expel U.S. journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post in retaliation for U.S. curbs on Chinese media.

China expels US journalists from three top newspapers

China announced plans early on Wednesday to expel U.S. journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post in retaliation for U.S. curbs on Chinese media.
The United States has named Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, the new leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).

US designates new ISIS leader as global terrorist

The United States has named Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, the new leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily press briefing on Monday.

China attacks US for calling coronavirus ‘Chinese virus’

A spat between the US and China over the novel coronavirus escalated on Tuesday as President Donald Trump angered Beijing by referring to the pathogen as the “Chinese Virus.”
The United States on Tuesday called for Iran to release all American prisoners held in the country as the coronavirus outbreak reportedly spreads through its prisons.

Coronavirus: US will hold Iran responsible for any American deaths

The United States on Tuesday called for Iran to release all American prisoners held in the country as the coronavirus outbreak reportedly spreads through its prisons.
Coronavirus update live- medical staff working at the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. Markets have fallen on coronavirus fears. AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus cases top 100,000 worldwide as markets collapse

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide surged past 100,000 on Friday, as stock markets collapsed and the World Health Organization told all countries to make containment “their highest priority”.
Seyyed Mohammad Mirmohammadi, a member of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, has died of the novel Coronavirus.

Coronavirus kills top Iran official

A member of a council that advises Iran’s supreme leader died today after falling sick from the new coronavirus, state radio reported, becoming the first top official to succumb to the illness that is affecting members of the Islamic Republic’s leadership.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US warns Iran not to be ‘spoiler’ in Afghanistan

The United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Friday warned Iran not to scuttle an upcoming agreement with the Taliban, accusing the US adversary of seeking to be a “spoiler.”
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump: America doing great job, no case of coronavirus

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was doing a great job in preventing the Coronavirus disease from entering the country.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iran president slams US for spreading ‘fear’ over coronavirus

President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Wednesday of trying to spread “fear” in Iran over a deadly outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Growing calls for US intelligence to clear up Russian meddling allegations

Pressure appears to be building on the White House and U.S. intelligence agencies to declassify some information and brief the public on possible Russian attempts to meddle in the upcoming presidential election.
Mike Pompeo said on CNN- ‘We have to prepare, we have to be ready, and we took a bad guy off the battlefield.’ Saul Loeb-AFP via Getty Images

Mike Pompeo: US, Taliban to sign peace agreement at end of month

The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week-long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on Friday.

Angola’s ex-president defends son over embezzlement charge

Angola’s ex-president has defended his son and a former central bank governor who are accused of embezzling $500 million from the country’s sovereign wealth fund, court documents showed on Tuesday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Senegal on 16 February. Aliou Mbaye-EPA

Mike Pompeo hails Angola’s anti-graft campaign

Visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday lauded Angolan President Joao Lourenco's anti-corruption drive, which has seen him pursue his predecessor's children over accusations they fleeced state coffers.
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: US has not quit global role

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected European pessimism about Washington’s retreat from the global stage, saying the death of the transatlantic bond is “grossly overexaggerated”.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

The United States Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company of a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
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US outraged by killing of protesters in Iraq

The United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has expressed outrage over the killing of eight “peaceful protesters” in Iraq on Wednesday.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 23 new cases of coronavirus

For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases will soon reach one million globally

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally.
Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.

Warri residents comply with coronavirus lockdown

Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (in blue) on Saturday with Service Commanders monitoring compliance with the closure of markets across the state to check spread of coronavirus in Port Harcourt.

Coronavirus lockdown: Better to stay hungry to be alive than die eating – Rivers...

Governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday appealed for patience and support of tense Rivers state populace to defeat Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the impact of State Government preventive orders bites harder on the people.
Harry Kane is recovering well from an ankle injury

Harry Redknapp warns Harry Kane could leave Tottenham over lack of trophies

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has warned that Harry Kane would not be content to stay at the North London club unless they begin to challenge for silverware.