Israeli premier on 6-day visit to India to deepen ties

The national flags of Israel and India stand in the campus of the Center of Excellence for Vegetables at Vadrad village, some 70 km from Ahmedabad, on January 12, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 14 January 2018
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Israeli premier on 6-day visit to India to deepen ties

NEW DELHI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is beginning his first visit to India to promote defense, trade and energy ties.
Netanyahu arrives Sunday for a six-day visit. On Monday, he’ll meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and call on President Ram Nath Kovind as well as attend an India-Israel CEO Forum Meeting.
India’s External Affairs Ministry says the two countries are expected to sign agreements on cybersecurity, energy and space cooperation and film production.
Israel and India have developed close ties in high-tech and defense cooperation.


Iraq parliament approves ministers but deadlock over security posts

Updated 18 December 2018
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Iraq parliament approves ministers but deadlock over security posts

  • Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has now filled 17 posts in his cabinet of 22 ministers
  • Deadlock remains over the five empty posts including the key ministers of defense and interior

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s parliament approved three new ministers Tuesday but broke up before voting on the five remaining posts.

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has now filled 17 posts in his cabinet of 22 ministers. 

But deadlock remains over the five empty posts including the key ministers of defense and interior.

The other 14 were approved by parliament in late October.