Russia’s Mideast envoy confirms Moscow’s readiness for any role serving peace in Yemen

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov talks during a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Beirut December 5, 2014. (Reuters)
Updated 16 April 2018

Russia’s Mideast envoy confirms Moscow’s readiness for any role serving peace in Yemen

The Russian president’s special envoy to the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, affirmed his country’s readiness for any role that serves peace, security and stability in Yemen, Arabic news site Youm7 reported on Sunday.

This came during a meeting with Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Saturday evening, Russian envoy Mikhail Bogdanov and his accompanying delegation, on the eve of the 29th Arab summit in the Saudi city of Dhahran.

The Russian president’s special envoy said the Yemeni-Russian relationship was strong, as well as historical, stating that there were preparations underway to celebrate in November this year the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Yemeni-Russian relations.


Kuwait’s emir in good condition after medical setback

Updated 58 min 22 sec ago

Kuwait’s emir in good condition after medical setback

JEDDAH: Kuwait’s emir has recovered from a “medical setback” and is in good condition, the state KUNA news agency reported Sunday.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah underwent medical tests that turned out well, acting minister of the Amiri Diwan Mohammad Dhaifallah Sharar said.