“We support what Turkey is doing nowadays in Syria, I do believe that the aims of Turkey and Saudi Arabia in the region are almost the same,” Al-Jubeir told a panel “We stand with any move that helps to eliminate the Daesh [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL] terrorist organization from Syria, and anywhere else in the region,” he added. Source HurriyetDaily
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The start of the G7 in Taormina is set for May 26, but the security measures will begin to be operational as early as this morning. It means that no ship could get close, it means that boats full of migrants who already throng the central Mediterranean will dock elsewhere. Source corriere
A Chinese man and his wife who teach Chinese at a local language center were abducted in Pakistan. The Chinese presence in Pakistan has increased thanks to the thriving China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a $46-billion investment project that involves roads, ports, power plants and other crucial infrastructure as part of teh China-led Belt and Road initiative. Source Global Times
Alarm bells must be ringing in China as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 9.15 kilometre Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam today. The bridge that connects a remote part of Assam to the rest of the state also makes Arunachal Pradesh more accessible to the Indian Army. Source The Economic Times