Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, 47, is taking a key position within the Indian National Congress, which is attempting to deny Prime Minister Narendra Modi a second term — a task that seemed impossible until several months ago.
Photos of the al-Watah site appear to show a rocket-engine production and test facility, missile experts said. (Sources: Imagery from Planet Labs; analysis by Jeffrey Lewis and David Schmerler, Middlebury Institute of International Studies)
The facility — which satellite images suggest broke ground in 2013 when King Salman was defense minister — highlights the nation’s intention to manufacture advanced missiles after years of seeking to purchase them abroad, at times successfully.
The deal to lift sanctions against three companies linked to Oleg Deripaska was supposed to still punish the oligarch, who appears to have maintained an indirect controlling influence over a majority of the biggest and most powerful of the lot.
Australia has urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently almost a week after he was detained in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive.