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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.