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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.

Boris Johnson [Photo Credit: BBC]

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.

A derailed train used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

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.

Flags of U.S and China

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

Neither side has released specifics of the deal.

Boris Johnson [Photo Credit: BBC]

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. 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.’’

Dollars used to illustrate the story.

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

Chinese Yem used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Quora]

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.

U.S. forces [PHOTO CREDIT: USA Today]

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.

U.S. President, Donald Trump [Photo: Wall Street Journal]

Avenging general’s killing, Iran strikes at U.S. troops in Iraq; Trump weighs response

Casualties and damage from the missile attacks are being assessed and Mr Trump said he would make a statement on Wednesday.

Debris of a plane belonging to Ukraine International Airlines, that crashed after taking off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport, is seen on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran January 8, 2020.

Black boxes of crashed Ukrainian airliner found – Iran TV

The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 crashed earlier on Wednesday, killing all 176 people aboard

Scene of the Ukrainian plane crash (Photo Credit: CGTNOfficial on Twitter)

Ukrainian plane crashes in Iran, 180 feared dead

The crash occurred few hours after Iran attacked military bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general by the U.S.

Six candidates announce interest to lead Britain’s Labour Party

Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow secretary of state for business, confirmed her candidacy on Tuesday.

Soleimani’s Killing: NATO temporarily pulls troops out of Iraq

NATO says it will reposition some personnel to different locations both inside and outside of Iraq.

Donald Trump [Photo: BBC]

U.S. plans to build airfield for strategic bombers in Iraq

The situation in Iraq has become much more complicated after the U.S. assassination of Iranian military commander, Qassem Soleimani, on Friday.