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AseanPlus News 01 Jul 2014 | 4:04 PM

Sacked Saudi deputy defence minister named spy chief

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Saudi King Abdullah appointed a new spy chief, giving the job to the former deputy defence minister days after sacking him from that post, SPA state news agency reported Tuesday.

World 06 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Putin sacks Russian defence minister amid scandal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin fired Russia's defence minister over corruption allegations on Tuesday, the latest twist in an unfolding saga of power, money and suspected adultery at the heart of the Kremlin.

World 06 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Putin sacks Russian defence minister amid scandal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin fired Russia's defence minister over corruption allegations on Tuesday, the latest twist in an unfolding saga of power, money and suspected adultery at the heart of the Kremlin.

AseanPlus News 03 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Japanese PM appoints new defence minister

Tokyo: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe replaced his defence minister in a Cabinet reshuffle that otherwise left key government positions largely unchanged.

AseanPlus News 04 Sep 2017 | 5:27 AM

India hails its 'first full-time woman defence minister'

NEW DELHI: India's appointment of a female defence minister as part of a Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday is being hailed as a "bold" move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

World 07 Aug 2013 | 5:55 AM

Son of former Saudi crown prince named deputy defence minister

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi King Abdullah appointed Prince Salman bin Sultan as deputy defence minister late on Tuesday in a move that strengthens his credentials for future high office in the world's top oil exporter.

World 21 Sep 2015 | 12:20 PM

New look Australia cabinet features a first - female defence minister

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Monday swore in its first female defence minister, Senator Marise Payne, who will oversee open-ended military engagements in two countries and some of the country's most important defence contracts in a generation.

World 13 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

China's defence minister to visit Japan this year

TOKYO (Reuters) - Chinese Defence Minister Cao Gangchuan is likely to visit Japan this autumn, in the latest sign of warming ties between the Asian neighbours, a defence ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

World 16 Dec 2013 | 5:05 AM

Merkel picks popular woman ally as defence minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Ursula von der Leyen as her new defence minister on Sunday, a surprising choice that could vault the ambitious ally into the lead as the front runner to one day succeed the chancellor.

World 05 Nov 2014 | 5:55 AM

Georgia's premier sacks pro-Western defence minister

TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgian Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili fired his defence minister on Tuesday hours after he criticised the arrests of several officials in his ministry as politically motivated and aimed at those who favour better relations with the West.