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Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 106 in China

Between Sunday and Monday, there was a 65 per cent jump in the number of reported cases in the mainland in China from 2,700 to over 4,500. 

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Coronavirus: Japan to repatriate 200 citizens from Wuhan

Germany has reported its first case of the virus, while the U.S., and Canada have upgraded their travel warnings.

President Donald Trump

White House to release Middle East peace plan Tuesday – Trump

Mr Trump says he had been waiting for Israeli third election in a year to conclude before coming out with the plan.

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China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Apart from 80 deaths, 2,744 people have been confirmed infected by coronavirus across China as of Monday.


Coronavirus: First suspected case recorded in Africa

Health personnel are carrying out further tests on an unnamed student who returned from Beijing on Saturday.

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U.S. to bar pregnant foreign nationals from entering the country

The U.S, Department of State says the move will address “endemic abuses’’ of the tourism visas and protect the U.S. from attendant national security risks.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. [PHOTO CREDIT: Foreign Policy]

Saudi Arabia denies involvement in Jeff Bezos phone hacking

Jeff Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post newspaper, whose columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

U.S President Donald Trump ordered military action against Iran

Trump threatens EU with high tariffs

Mr Trump says he will impose painful tariffs on imports from EU unless the block agrees to a trade deal.

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UK PM Johnson defeated on Brexit legislation

This is the first time Johnson’s government would be defeated in parliament since the December election.

President Donald Trump

Trump to offer first detailed impeachment defence as pivotal week begins

Trump is charged with abusing the powers of his office and obstructing a congressional inquiry into his conduct.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Putin sends amendments to parliament to change presidential term limits

The amendments have induced suspicion that Mr Putin is preparing options for retaining a leadership position when his current term ends in four years.

Shell Oil well abandoned since 1993 during the late Ken Saro wiwa struggle

World leaders, CEOs, celebrities arrive Davos for WEF

Nigeria will be represented by some ministers and top government functionaries.

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Train derails in eastern India, injuring 16

The passenger train hit a good train resulting in eight of its coaches going off the tracks.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iran president says U.S. sanctions made nation “stronger”

Mr Rouhani was quoted as saying that Iran’s resistance and responses to the U.S. threats had compelled the Americans to step back.

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U.S., China to sign first phase of trade deal

Neither side has released specifics of the deal.

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Britain summons Iranian ambassador for detaining diplomat

Iran accused British Ambassador Rob Macaire on Sunday of attending an “illegal demonstration” in Tehran.

U.S President Donald Trump ordered military action against Iran

U.S. rejects request to withdraw troops from Iraq

The Iraqi Prime Minister asked the U.S. to prepare for the safe withdrawal of American troops from his country.

U.S. President Donald Trump plan on imposing travel ban on Nigeria and some other countries

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran

U.S officials say the sanctions will impact individuals who own, operate, trade with or assist sectors of the Iranian economy.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iran warns Trump of ‘dangerous response’ to further action by U.S.

Trump had said on Wednesday that Iran now “appears to be standing down.’’

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China’s Vice Premier Liu to sign trade deal with U.S. next week

U.S. President Donald Trump said on December 31 that the Phase 1 deal with China would be signed on January 15 at the White House.

China Premier, President Xi Jinping

China says shares similar views, positions with Russia on middle East issue

President Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia have met more than 30 times since 2013

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Asian shares rebound as U.S., Iran stand down, yen retreats

U.S. President Donald Trump responded to an Iranian attack on U.S. forces with sanctions, not violence.

Support for Trump remains low worldwide – Survey

The survey by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre found that across the 33 countries surveyed respondents say they have no confidence in Trump to do the right thing.

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U.S. forces in Syria on alert after Iranian attacks

Iran fired over a dozen ballistic missiles at two bases hosting U.S. forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday.

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LIVE UPDATES: Trump outlines next steps after Iran retaliates against America

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Iran fired over a dozen ballistic missiles on two Iraqi airbases hosting American troops.