Political appointments

Trump picks new Pentagon chief

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Boeing Co executive Patrick Shanahan as his defense secretary, the White House said “Based upon his outstanding service to the …

Trump fires U.S. Secret Service director

U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he will remove the Secret Service director, Randolph Alles, from his position. In a statement, the White House press secretary, Sarah …

Pompeo names new State Department spokesperson

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named former Fox News contributor Morgan Ortagus as the new State Department spokesperson. "I am pleased to welcome Morgan Ortagus as our new State Department …

Nazarbayev appoints his adviser

Kazakhstan's first president, leader of the nation Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed Adil Tursynov as his adviser, according to Akorda's press service. By Nazarbayev's decision, Tursynov …

 Pashinyan appoints head of Tourism Committee

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashnyan issued a decree today, appointing Susanna Safaryan as head of the Economic Development and Investments Ministry’s Tourism Committee.  This position …

France appoints new ambassadors to Iran

France appointed Philippe Thiebaud as ambassador to Iran, according to Journal officiel de la République française. Thiebaud is a former envoy to Pakistan who once represented France at the UN atomic …