Algeria’s Military Chief Arrives in Russia, Will Meet Shoigu 

In this photo taken from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Monday, July 31, 2023, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu speaks at the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation during a videoconference with the leadership of the Russian Armed Forces in Moscow, Russia. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
In this photo taken from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Monday, July 31, 2023, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu speaks at the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation during a videoconference with the leadership of the Russian Armed Forces in Moscow, Russia. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
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Algeria’s Military Chief Arrives in Russia, Will Meet Shoigu 

In this photo taken from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Monday, July 31, 2023, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu speaks at the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation during a videoconference with the leadership of the Russian Armed Forces in Moscow, Russia. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
In this photo taken from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Monday, July 31, 2023, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu speaks at the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation during a videoconference with the leadership of the Russian Armed Forces in Moscow, Russia. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

The chief of staff of Algeria's military has arrived in Russia and is due to meet Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the TASS news agency cited the Algerian embassy in Russia as saying on Tuesday.

It did not say what they would discuss.

Russia is interested in broadening military cooperation with non-Western countries as it faces a Ukrainian counter-offensive in the 17-month-old war.

Shoigu last week visited North Korea on what he said was a trip to strengthen defense ties, but the United States said was likely aimed at securing weapons supplies.



Jordanian Police Say They Discover Explosives Stored in Residential Apartment

A general view of the Jordanian capital, Amman. (Petra news agency file)
A general view of the Jordanian capital, Amman. (Petra news agency file)
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Jordanian Police Say They Discover Explosives Stored in Residential Apartment

A general view of the Jordanian capital, Amman. (Petra news agency file)
A general view of the Jordanian capital, Amman. (Petra news agency file)

Police in Jordan said on Saturday they had uncovered and detonated explosives stored in a residential area of the capital and were investigating the incident.

The explosives, found in a home in the Marka neighborhood northeast of the capital, were detonated onsite after the area was evacuated, according to a brief statement by public security directorate. Witnesses said the area was sealed by police.

The statement said more details would be published once the investigation was complete.