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12 Million People In Syria, Iraq Lose Access To Water,

13 aid groups in Syria have revealed that more than 12 million people in Syria and Iraq are losing access to water, food and electricity; calling for urgent action to combat the severe water crisis. It was reported that rising temperatures, low levels of rainfall and drought are depriving people across the region of drinking […]

U.S Launches Airstrikes Against Iran-Backed Militias In Iraq, Syria

The United State says it has carried out air strikes against Iran-backed militias near the Iraq-Syria border in response to drone attacks on its forces in Iraq. A pentagon spokesman said the strikes targeted operational and weapons storage facilities at three locations. US officials alleged that rockets are frequently fired at them from the facilities. […]

Covid-19: Rapid Spread Raises Fears Of Global Pandemic

Fears are growing that the coronavirus outbreak could reach pandemic scale as more cases emerge around the world. Most infections are in China but other Nations like South Korea, Italy and Iran are battling the virus, which causes respiratory disease Covid-19. About 77,000 people in China, where the virus emerged last year, have been infected […]

Iran Reports One Death Among 10 New Coronavirus Infections

Iran has reported one more death among 10 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in the Islamic republic to five and infections to 28. On Saturday, February 22, 2020, the Health Ministry Spokesman, Kianoush Jahanpour said on State Television that: “We have 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, but one of the […]

Coronavirus: Iraq Bars Foreign Arrivals From China

The Iraqi Government has barred foreign arrivals from China over fears of the coronavirus outbreak. The Iraq’s interior ministry announced on Sunday that the move is a preventive measure against the virus which broke out in China and has spread gradually to other nations. In an online statement, the ministry said the step was “part […]

U.S Condemns Latest Missile Attack On Iraqi Base

U.S Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo says he was “outraged” by another missile attack on an Iraqi air base where U.S forces have been stationed, as neighboring Iran signalled a wish to de-escalate tensions. “Outraged by reports of another rocket attack on an Iraqi airbase,” Pompeo tweeted. “These continued violations of Iraq’s sovereignty by groups […]

Iran Fires Over A Dozen Missiles On Iraq Base Housing

Iran has launched a missile attack on an Iraqi airbase where U.S Forces are based, threatening “more crushing responses” if Washington carried out further strikes. Iranian State Media revealed this on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. It said the missiles were in response to a U.S strike last week that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and […]

“U.N Informed Me Of U.S Visa Denial” – Iran Foreign

Iran’s Foreign Minister has said he has been informed by U.N Chief Antonio Guterres that Washington has denied him a visa for a trip to U.N Headquarters in New York. Reacting to the issue on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Mr Zarif said “what we know is that the U.S State Secretary (Mike Pompeo), in a […]

Trump’s Iraq Sanctions Threat ‘Not Very Helpful’ – Germany

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said President Trump’s threat to slap sanctions on Iraq should Baghdad expel U.S troops based there “is not very helpful’. “I don’t think you can convince Iraq with threats, but with arguments,” Maas told Deutschlandfunk radio on Monday, January 6, 2020, warning that years-long efforts to rebuild Iraq “could […]

Soleimani’s Killing: Shiites Protest In Abuja, Burn U.S Flag

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites has led a procession and protest in Banex, Wuse Area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The Shi’ite members were protesting on Monday, January 6, 2020, over the killing of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani following an airstrike by the United States […]