Syria's key opposition National Coalition will not take part in talks with the UN's peace envoy, instead delivering him a letter stating their position, a member said today. Hisham Marwa, deputy head of the coalition, which is recognised by much of the international community, dismissed the talks with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura as "unimportant".
The US on Tuesday said the onus of leveraging on the civil nuclear deal with India, that figured prominently during President Barack Obama's visit last month, now lies with private companies and promised all necessary help to them from both Governments.
Cancer survivor, activists and sympathisers, including US Ambassador Richard Verma and his wife Pinky Verma, Sunday came out in the national capital for the 'Walk for Life', a programme organised to create awareness about cancer.
The US diplomat in charge of North Korea policy on Monday said a speech by its foreign minister at the United Nations shows the country is moving further away from a return to six-country nuclear talks.
Top American lawmakers and eminent Indian-Americans have hailed President Barack Obama's decision to nominate Richard Rahul Verma as his next envoy to India, noting that he would make an excellent ambassador.
Turkey`s Foreign Ministry summoned the US charge d`affaires, currently Washington`s most senior diplomat in Ankara, on Monday over a media report that the United States had spied on Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said.
The phone call from President Barack Obama to Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his electoral victory "set the tone" for ending the chill in the US` relations with the Indian leader caused by a decade-long visa ban, America`s interim Ambassador Kathleen Stephens said on Wednesday.
Secretary of State John Kerry voiced deep concern to Bahrain for expelling an American envoy and making "unacceptable demands" that foreign ministry personnel attend his private meetings, the State Department said Monday.
US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan James Dobbins has opened talks with Pakistani leaders on bilateral and regional issues, focusing on the situation in Afghanistan, officials here said Thursday.