Category: visits

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Qatar to improve US airbase as defence chief visits DC

Visiting Washington DC, Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid Bin Mohammad Al Attiyah said his country will expand the American airbase that currently houses about 10,000 US military personnel. The expansion at the Al Udeid base – home of the US Central Command – will allow for 200 more housing units for officers and their families, Attiyah said. “It will very…

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Defence, alternate and Bollywood: Netanyahu visits India

Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in India on a six-day trip, becoming the second Israeli prime minister to visit New Delhi since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1992. In a move described by the Indian foreign ministry as a “departure from protocol”, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Netanyahu at the Delhi airport on…

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Madden as ‘Right here’s Bahrain’ delegation visits Israel

A Bahraini delegation’s visit to Israel amid ongoing controversy over the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise the city as Israel’s capital has sparked anger on social media. The interfaith “This is Bahrain” civil society group defended its move on Monday, a day after its visit was reported, as a gesture of…

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Bahraini delegation visits Israel

Amid ongoing controversy over the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, a Bahraini delegation has arrived in Israel to “send a message of peace”, according to media reports. A report in the Times of Israel on Sunday said the visit indicated a warming of ties between the two countries, which do not maintain…