23 October 2019


Pentagon chief visits Iraq as US quits northern Syria (11)
Wednesday October 23 2019 US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Baghdad. Pentagon chief Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad for talks on Wednesday as Washington pulled out its remaining troops from northern Syria through Iraq. Esper was due to meet his Iraqi counterpart Najah al-Shammari to address concerns among some in the government that the troops might stay in Iraq.
Loopholes riddle Saudi reforms on 'guardianship' of women (5)
Wednesday October 23 2019 Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has eased travel restrictions on women but observers say loopholes still allow male relatives to curtail their movements and, in the worst cases, leave them marooned in prison-like shelters. In August, the conservative kingdom allowed women over the age of 21 to obtain passports without seeking the approval of their "guardians" - fathers, husbands or other male relatives.
Top US delegation to attend Saudi summit next week: Reports (3)
Despite controversy over killing of Jamal Khashoggi, US officials including Jared Kushner to attend Riyadh meeting. Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents in the embassy in Istanbul last year [Osman Orsal/Reuters] US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and presidential adviser Jared Kushner will lead an American delegation to Saudi Arabia's annual financial conference, US media reported, after widespread boycotts of last year's
German Chancellor expected to visit India next week (2)
ANI | Updated: Oct 23, 2019 17:15 IST New Delhi [India], Oct 23 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to arrive in India on October 31 for a three-day visit, sources told ANI on Wednesday. However, there is no official confirmation from both the countries. Last month, Merkel met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives a Message from Emir of Kuwait (2)
Riyadh, October 23, 2019, SPA - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has received a message from the Emir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The message was delivered to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques by Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait during his meeting with the King here today.
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