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Russia paid Taliban-linked militants to kill US soldiers ― Report

United States President, Donald Trump (L) and Russian President, Vladimir Putin (R) US intelligence has concluded that a Russian unit offered rewards to Taliban-linked militants to kill troops of the US-led coalition in Afghanistan, The New York Times reported Friday. The purported bounties gave incentives to the guerrillas to target US forces, just as President […]

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Brazil topples Russia as coronavirus world hot spot No.2

Brazil registered 16,508 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, taking the national total to 347,398 and World No. 2. Fatalities also increased by 22,013.

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Russia approves use of anti-malaria drug to treat COVID-19 patients

File Photo The Russian government has authorised the use of an anti-malarial drug to treat coronavirus patients despite international concerns over its safety and effectiveness. The government published an order late Thursday allowing the use of hydroxychloroquine on patients after China donated more than 68,000 packs of the tablets to Russia. The order was published […]

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Oil price falls to $46 per barrel as OPEC and Russia fail on output agreement – threatening Nigeria’s 2020 budget

<ul><li>Oil price drops to 7%% to $46 per barrel on Friday.</li><li>Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the OPEC wants a cut in oil production to tame low prices and production by protecting allies.</li><li>At Friday’s meeting, OPEC and Russia fail to agree on a production cut.</li></ul> <p class="">Oil prices dropped below $50 per barrel again on Friday, shedding […]

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Russia jails Jehovah Witness, rights groups kick

A Russian-controlled court in Ukraine’s Crimea has sentenced a Jehovah’s Witness to 6 years in prison for being a member of an extremist group. Amnesty […]

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Countries criticise Russia, Syria at UN over killing of Turkish soldiers

The soldiers died in an attack by Russia-backed Syrian government forces in the northwestern province of Idlib. The post Countries criticise Russia, Syria at UN over killing of Turkish soldiers appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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Russia restricts Iran, South Korea travellers over coronavirus

Russia on Friday announced new restrictions on travel to Russia from Iran and South Korea, two countries hit hardest by the outbreak of the new coronavirus. In a statement, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced a temporary suspension of visas for Iranians travelling to Russia for education, employment, tourism and transit. A separate decree imposed restrictions […]

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Killing of Iran military commander illegal — Russia

Qassem Soleimani’s death has continued to send ripples across the world. The post Killing of Iran military commander illegal — Russia appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills Friday

China will send the Xining, a guided missile destroyer, to the drills, which will last until Monday, and are meant to deepen cooperation between the three countries’ navies The post China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills Friday appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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FG, Russia sign agreement on potash supply for fertiliser

<p class="">The Federal Government and Russia on Monday signed an agreement for the supply of potash, a raw material for fertilizer production from a Russian company, URALCHEM.</p> <h1>Mr Uche Orji, the Managing Director, Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) signed on behalf of Nigeria while Mr Dmitry Konyaev, Deputy Chairman, URALCHEM, signed on behalf of the […]

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Russia confirms U.S. operation in Syria

The Kremlin confirmed on Monday that the Russian military had observed U.S. aircraft in the area where the U.S. claims to have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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