Russian President Putin and Saudi Arabia's King Salman attend a welcoming ceremony ahead of their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow. File photo/ Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia, a traditional US ally in the Middle East, in October this year, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.
Falih, who was in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, said Saudi companies were considering taking part in a methanol plant project in Russia's east, the Interfax news agency reported.
Russian President meetse Saudi King and Crown Prince as he seeks to cement Moscow's political and energy ties across the Mideast.
Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to extend a deal to keep oil production low owing to abundant world supplies, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday. “We will extend this deal, Russia and Saudi Arabia. For how long?
They also tackled a number of latest developments, especially the situation in Syria and Yemen, and the significance of combating extremism and terrorism and working towards drying up their source
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The multi-pronged assault took place in Khwaja Alwan district of Baghlan province early Tuesday, said the provincial police spokesman Ahmad Jawed Basharat.
"Our forces managed in the past few days to stamp out terrorism in many villages and towns," including Maaret Al Numan, a spokesman said in a televised statement.