appointments

Yerevan gets new prosecutor

Yerevan gets new prosecutor

Armenian Prosecutor General Anna Vardapetyan signed an order appointing Lilit Grigoryan to the post of Yerevan Prosecutor. “Counselor of Justice First Class Grigoryan has been working in the prosecutor's office since 1996. In …

Baghdad Amreyev becomes head of Turkic Investment Fund

Baghdad Amreyev becomes head of Turkic Investment Fund

Former Secretary General of the Organization of Turkic States Baghdad Amreev was appointed head of the Turkic Investment Fund, the organisation's press service informs. Yesterday, at the Organization of Turkic States summit in …

President of UN 77th General Assembly sworn in

President of UN 77th General Assembly sworn in

Hungarian diplomat Csaba Korosi was sworn in as the President of the 77th UN General Assembly, which will open in New York on Tuesday. Korosi vowed to perform his duties in the best interest of the UN, in accordance with the UN Charter …

SOCAR's president appointed following presidential decree

SOCAR's president appointed following presidential decree

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed a Decree appointing Rovshan Najaf as president of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). The decree comes into force from the date of its signing. Rovshan …

Dagestani government updated

Dagestani government updated

The head of Dagestan, Sergei Melikov, approved the new composition of the government of the region, replacing the heads of several ministries and deputy chairmen of the regional cabinet, the press service of the head of the …

Interpol elects UAE official as president

Interpol elects UAE official as president

Interpol on Thursday elected a contentious official from the United Arab Emirates as its new president during the international law enforcement body’s annual General Assembly held in Istanbul. Maj. Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi, …

World Trade Organization appoints first woman head

World Trade Organization appoints first woman head

Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid rising protectionism and disagreement over how the body decides cases involving …

Former Kazakh Minister of Education heads university in Almaty

Former Kazakh Minister of Education heads university in Almaty

A new rector was appointed at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty. According to the press-service of the ministry, the university is now headed by the former Minister of Education and Science of the country, Zhanseit …

Saudi Arabia names new central bank governor

Saudi Arabia names new central bank governor

Saudi Arabia’s king appointed Fahad al-Mubarak as central bank governor, his second stint in one of the most sensitive positions in the kingdom replacing Ahmed al-Kholifey, a decree carried on state media on Sunday said. Mubarak, …

Head of traffic police of Moscow dismissed

Head of traffic police of Moscow dismissed

The head of the Moscow State Traffic Safety Inspectorate, Police Colonel Yuri Droganov, was dismissed, a source in law enforcement agencies informed. "By a presidential decree, the head of the Moscow State Traffic Safety …

Dzhambulat Ozdoev appointed head of Ingushetia administration

Dzhambulat Ozdoev appointed head of Ingushetia administration

In Ingushetia, Dzhambulat Ozdoev was appointed the head of the republic  administration. Previously, he served as the human rights ombudsman in the region,   the press service of the head and government of the region informs. …

Rashid Ismailov becomes VimpelCom president

Rashid Ismailov becomes VimpelCom president

The board of directors of Russian mobile operator VimpelCom, working as Beeline, has appointed former Deputy Digital Development Minister Rashid Ismailov as the company’s president, the operator said on Wednesday in a statement. …

Rosneft reappoints Sechin as CEO

Rosneft reappoints Sechin as CEO

Russian energy giant Rosneft re-appointed Chief Executive Igor Sechin for another five years. Sechin has been at the helm of Rosneft since 2012. His existing five-year contract expires this month.  Rosneft, with …

Rafael Grossi confirmed as IAEA new head

Rafael Grossi confirmed as IAEA new head

Argentinian diplomat Rafael Grossi is set to take the helm at the UN nuclear watchdog this week after being confirmed as its new leader. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s general conference approved …