Iran says US troop boost 'threat to international peace'
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace," state media reported.
Sudan general vows to back Saudi Arabia against Iran 'threats'
A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from its rival Iran during talks with the kingdom's powerful crown prince, Sudan's ruling military council said Friday.
Saudi calls for urgent Arab talks over Iran tensions
Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is ready to defend itself.
Iran too 'great' to be intimidated: Rouhani
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has pledged that the Islamic republic is "too great to be intimidated by anyone", as tensions rise with the United States.
Nigeria’s April production below budget benchmark
Notwithstanding its increased production output of 1.95 million barrels daily (mbd) for April, according to the latest S&P Global Platts survey, Nigeria’s output remains below the 2019 budget benchmark of 2.3mbpd at $60 per barrel. Although OPEC and 10 non-OPEC partners had in December, agreed on a new supply accord, which runs from January-June,…
Iran FM demands EU 'uphold obligations' in nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday blamed the EU for the decline of Tehran's nuclear accord with world powers and insisted the bloc "should uphold" its obligations under the pact. "EU statement today is why JCPOA is where it is: the US has bullied Europe—and rest of world—for a year and EU can…
US sends naval strike group to Middle East in 'message' to Iran
The United States is sending an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in a "clear and unmistakable" message to Iran, National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday.
Nigeria as world’s sixth most miserable?
A recent report on ranking of nations using the Misery Index on the state of living standards appears quite worrisome, particularly to the ordinary Nigerian. According to the latest Misery Index Report released by one Steve Hanke, an economist from the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America, Nigeria was ranked as the sixth…