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 […]

Trump Warns Iran Of ‘Major Retaliation,’ Threatens Sanctions On Iraq

U.S President Donald Trump has threatened “major retaliation” if Iran avenges the killing of its key Military Commander; warning of massive economic sanctions against ally Iraq if the country expels U.S troops based there. The twin threats came as Iran announced it was further reducing compliance with a tattered international nuclear accord, ending limitations on numbers of centrifuges […]

Qasem Soleimani’s Death: Britain Warns Nationals Against Travelling To Iran,

Following the US killing of a top Iranian commander in Baghdad the British government on Saturday advised UK nationals to avoid travelling to Iraq and Iran. According to AFP, the advice was contained in a statement  issued by  Britain’s Foreign Office. The statement read in part: “Following the death of Qasem Soleimani and heightened tensions […]