Ready for talks if India takes the first step: Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said Pakistan is ready to hold talks but India but will have to take the first step, the Geo News reported.

Japan's Shinzo Abe urges Vladimir Putin to ensure Ukraine ceasefire holds

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to play a constructive role in ensuring that a shaky ceasefire in Ukraine holds.

Modi-Obama meet: Chance to reinvigorate Indo-US ties?

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meetings in Washington will give the two leaders a chance to reinvigorate an economic relationship that both see crucial to growth and security.

If Pakistan wants then talks can be held again: Rajnath Singh
If Pakistan wants then talks can be held again: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday threw indications that the Narendra Modi government is willing to engaging Pakistan in a meaningful dialogue if it responds positively.

Sushma Swaraj in Myanmar for ASEAN meet, East Asia Summit

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here this evening on a four-day visit to attend three key multilateral forums including India-ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting, East Asia Summit, besides bilateral talks with her counterparts from China, Australia and other nations.

U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.

Japan, North Korea to hold talks after kidnap breakthrough: Report

Japan and North Korea are preparing to hold fresh talks after Pyongyang`s surprise pledge to probe the Cold War kidnappings of Japanese nationals, a report said today.

Iran-Russia bilateral talks helpful: Deputy FM

Iran`s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that the meeting with Russia has proved to be "very helpful" and would further continue in Vienna.

`Strong leadership in India, China can settle disputes`

Strong leaders in India and China represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping have a historic opportunity to resolve disputes, reports in official media here said.

Iran to hold direct talks with US, Russia

Iran will hold bilateral talks with the United States and Russia next week ahead of the next round of its nuclear talks with the six western nations due to begin in Vienna June 16, the country`s foreign ministry said.

Russia rejects returning to G-8, bilateral with Obama

Russia Wednesday ruled out returning to the Group of Eight (G8), comprising seven most industrialised nations (G7) and Russia, but Kremlin said it was open to cooperation with major Western powers.

Russia says ready for dialogue with Ukraine`s Poroshenko

Russia said on Monday it was ready for dialogue with Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine`s next president, but warned the Kiev authorities not to step up armed operations against separatists in the east.

Pakistani Senate ask govt to take up water disputes with India

Pakistan`s Senate has unanimously passed a resolution asking the government to formally include water disputes with India in the agenda for bilateral talks.

India, Sri Lanka discuss fishermen issue, ink power agreement

India and Sri Lanka on Monday discussed the issue of arrested Indian fishermen and also inked an agreement for setting up a 500 MW thermal power plant in Trincomalee with Indian assistance as Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid arrived here on a two-day visit.

Will be happy to meet Manmohan, says Sharif

Setting the stage for bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said here Wednesday that he would be happy to meet Manmohan Singh on Sep 29 and pick up the threads of bilateral dialogue.

India, Australia hold senior official-level talks

India and Australia on Friday discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the field of energy security, defence, security and trade.

India, Palestine to hold bilateral talks today

India and Palestine will hold bilateral delegation-level talks here on Tuesday.

Japan, N Korea hold first bilateral talks since 2008

For the first time in four years, Japan and North Korea held intergovernmental discussions.

Should India talk to Pakistan?

The love-hate relationship that India shares with Pakistan hit an all time low after the devastating 26/11 Mumbai terror strike.

Pak accuses India of avoiding resumption of bilateral talks

Pakistan accused India
of avoiding the resumption of the bilateral dialogue process
that was stalled in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks
and "cherry-picking" the issues that it is willing to discuss.