Tag: Diplomacy

Trump sets up stormy G20 with Putin snub

Buenos Aires: US President Donald Trump headed to Argentina Thursday for a fractious weekend of G20 summitry, cancelling planned talks…

UN chief tempers hopes on Yemen as rebels back peace talks

Buenos Aires: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday played down hopes for an imminent breakthrough on ending Yemen's brutal war,…

Pompeo, Mattis urge Senate to maintain Saudi military support

Washington: Two top officials from President Donald Trump's administration sought to persuade lawmakers Wednesday to maintain America's increasingly contentious support…

Trump peace plan to be unveiled in early 2019: Israel’s UN envoy

United Nations: US President Donald Trump's administration has told Israel that it will present its long-awaited Middle East peace plan…

War no option for India and Pakistan, says Imran Khan

Katarpur: War is not an option for nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Wednesday, adding that…

Two Koreas to begin joint railway survey this week

Seoul: The two Koreas will begin a joint survey on reconnecting railways across their border this week, Seoul said Wednesday,…

China’s Xi vows to better protect intellectual property

Madrid: China's President Xi Jinping told Spanish lawmakers on Wednesday his country would boost protection of intellectual property ahead of…

Saudi prince in Argentina as G20 summit tensions brew

Buenos Aires: World leaders began arriving in Argentina Wednesday ahead of a G20 summit dogged by increasingly strident warnings about…

Netanyahu hails opening of Czech House in Jerusalem

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated a Czech House in Jerusalem on Tuesday alongside Czech President Milos Zeman, with…

Pompeo, Mattis to brief US senators on Saudi as concerns mount

Washington: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pentagon chief Jim Mattis will brief US senators Wednesday on developments related to…

Trump advisor refuses to listen to Khashoggi murder tape

Washington: John Bolton, the influential White House national security advisor, said Tuesday he will not listen to the tape recording…

Iran vows to fight Trump’s Israel-Palestinian deal

Tehran: Iran is determined to fight against US Donald Trump's anticipated Israel-Palestinian peace plan, parliament speaker Ali Larijani said Tuesday…

Trump says could cancel Putin meet due to Ukraine attack

Washington: President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that he could cancel a planned summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin due…

Gabon’s ailing Ali Bongo to fly to Rabat Wednesday: wife

Libreville: Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, will on Wednesday be transferred…

Spain former king criticised for meeting Saudi crown prince

Madrid: Former Spanish King Juan Carlos was under fire Monday after a photo emerged of him meeting Saudi Crown Prince…

Bahrain ‘rejects’ attacks targeting Saudi’s reputation

Dubai: Bahrain has said it "completely rejects" attempts to tarnish the reputation of neighbouring Saudi Arabia, whose powerful crown prince…

Iran ‘strongly rejects’ US chemical weapons accusations

Tehran: Iran "strongly rejected" on Friday US accusations that it has a chemical weapons programme and accused Washington of breaching…

Gabon’s Ali Bongo to move from Riyadh to Rabat ‘to convalesce’

Libreville: Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, will be transferred next week…

Turkey says Trump intends to turn a ‘blind eye’ to Khashoggi murder

Ankara: Turkey on Friday said President Donald Trump intended to turn a "blind eye" to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder…

France imposes sanctions against 18 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Paris: The French foreign ministry said Thursday that it would impose sanctions against 18 Saudi citizens over the killing of…