Manila, 30 July 2019 (PNA)

The Philippines and Turkey are eyeing a stronger engagement on the field of defense, economics, and education, following the first bilateral meeting between Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in Bangkok on Tuesday (July 30).

The two met for … Read More

Seoul, 30 July 2019 (Yonhap)

Japan is highly likely to pass a bill later this week to remove South Korea from its “whitelist” of trusted trade partners, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, in what would be an additional economic retaliatory measure in a row over wartime forced labor.

“The bill is … Read More

Caracas, 27 July 2019 (TASS)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has expressed gratitude to specialists from Russia, China, India and Turkey for assisting in developing and restructuring the Latin American country’s economy.

“I thank for all the assistance provided to us by China, for advice from experts who help us implement our economic … Read More

Vienna, 28 July 2019 (TASS)

A session of the JCPOA Joint Commission has begun at Palais Coburg in Vienna at the level of political directors, TASS reports from the site.

The sides are expected to look into how the situation has changed since their previous meeting as well as discuss prospects for … Read More

Rio de Janeiro, 27 July 2019 (Xinhua)

The rise of emerging markets and developing countries, represented by the BRICS countries, has bolstered a more multi-polar world, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Friday.

At the Formal Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Wang also said … Read More

Washington, DC – Jane’s Defence Weekly

Washington will spend between USD 500 million and USD 600 million to shift part of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter supply chain out of Turkey, as part of its plan to remove the nation from the program.

Five days after Turkey accepted the Russian S-400 surface-to-air (SAM) … Read More

Doha

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with Eni and Total to acquire a 25% participating interest (13.75% from Eni and 11.25% from Total) in blocks L11A, L11B and L12 located offshore Kenya.

The agreement is subject to customary regulatory approvals by the government of Kenya. Following such approval, the partners … Read More

Doha

The Visa Support Services Department of the Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs organized a seminar recently on the authorization of manpower agencies to bring in domestic workers through Qatar Visa Centres abroad.

Maj. Abdullah Al-Muhannadi, Director of Visa Support Services … Read More

Jakarta, Jane’s Defence Weekly

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has called for greater levels of synergy between the government, military, and the national defence industry in efforts to improve indigenous military production capability.

The MoD said in a recent press release that the requirement for enhanced collaboration is one of several … Read More

Doha, 27 July 2019

Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, has officially released a new smartphone application, featuring an array of digital services to enhance the visitors’ experience while discovering the history and culture of Msheireb and Qatar.

Developed by Msheireb Museums, the … Read More

Istanbul, 27 July 2019 (Anadolu News)

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad said on Friday that Turkey could be an alternative source of import for his country.

In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency in the capital Ankara during his tightly packed four-day official visit to Turkey, the veteran politician of Muslim … Read More

Seoul, 26 July 2019 (Yonhap)

 The short-range missiles that North Korea test-fired this week were a new type of ballistic weapon similar to Russia’s Iskander, the military authorities here said Friday, citing the projectiles’ unique flight pattern.

North Korea on Thursday fired two short-range missiles into the East Sea from near the … Read More