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‘All is well’ tweets Trump after Iran launches retaliatory missile attacks at US bases in Iraq

Iran launched multiple missiles at Iraq air base that hosts US military in Iraq on Jan 08. Speaking on this Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted, ‘Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched.

US Warns Carriers To Avoid Pakistan Airspace, Cites ‘Possible Extremist Attack’

The US warns its own air carriers to avoid Pakistan airspace due to risk of possible threat to attacks on US airlines (commercial and US state carriers) by Pakistan extremist and militant groups.

US Airstrike: Pentagon Confirms Killing Of Iran’s Gen Soleimani At Trump’s ‘Directions’

Pentagon on Thursday (local time) said it has carried out a “defensive action” at the “direction” of President Donald Trump to protect US personnel abroad by killing the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani.

Hillary Clinton Becomes First Female Chancellor Of Queen’s University In Belfast

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been appointed the new chancellor of Queen’s University here.

US Embassy Attack: Trump Warns Iran To ‘Pay Big Price’

The United States has said that it was sending additional troops to the Middle East, after hundreds of protesters stormed its embassy compound in Iraq, setting fires and chanting — ‘Death to America!’

Trump Accuses Russia, Syria, Iran For Increased Violence In Idlib Province

Accusing Russia, Syria and Iran of increased violence in Idlib province, US President Donald Trump on Thursday claimed Turkey is working hard to stop the “carnage”.

Pak Govt Decides To File Review Petition In Army Chief Bajwa Extension Case

The Pakistani government has decided to file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s verdict in the army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure extension case.

Trump Impeachment: McConnell Not Ruling Out Calling Witnesses For Trial

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said that he was not ruling out calling witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial – but indicated he was in no hurry to seek new testimony either – as politicians remain at an impasse over the form of the trial by the Republican-controlled Senate.

US To Provide $300 Million Military Aid To Ukraine In 2020

The US national defence policy bill for the fiscal year 2020 has authorised USD 300 million in military aid to Ukraine and also imposed sanctions against a new Russia-Germany pipeline.

Australian PM Dismisses Greta Thunberg’s Comments Linking Aussie Bushfires With Climate Change

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday dismissed calls from Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg to take more action on climate change amid a devastating bushfire crisis in his country.