Iran vows nuclear enrichment `without limits` unless sanctions end

Iran is ready to resume nuclear enrichment "without any limitations" unless sanctions are totally and immediately removed at the end of negotiations, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Friday.

Hollande to meet Putin in Armenia on April 24: President`s office

French President Francois Hollande will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a visit to Armenia on April 24, a source in his office said on Friday.

Iran halts Saudi pilgrimages over sex assault allegation

Iran has suspended pilgrimages to the Muslim holy places in Saudi Arabia in protest at an alleged sexual assault attempt against two teenage Iranian boys, the culture minister said Monday.

Turkey PM slams Pope Francis' 'one-sided' Armenia genocide comments, recalls Vatican envoy
Turkey PM slams Pope Francis' 'one-sided' Armenia genocide comments, recalls Vatican envoy

Turkey on Sunday recalled its ambassador to the Vatican for consultations even as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu lashed out at Pope Francis for "inappropriate" and "one-sided" comments after he used the word "genocide" to describe the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I.

PM Modi's France tour: Breakthrough in Rafale deal expected?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reach a breakthrough on a long-delayed deal to buy Rafale fighter jets from France in talks with the French president.

China defends land reclamation on disputed islands

Beijing reaffirmed its right to build on disputed islands in the South China Sea on Thursday after satellite imagery emerged of construction operations turning tropical reefs into concrete artificial islands.

Summit could bring historic Obama-Castro meeting

Barack Obama will attend a Summit of the Americas in Panama this week, a gathering that could see the first substantive meeting between US and Cuban leaders in half a century.

Diplomacy is the best course with Iran: Obama

 US President Barack Obama said on Saturday that diplomacy was the best option to deal with Iran`s contested nuclear program, two days after the conclusion of a framework agreement with Tehran.

Suriname flasher fracas escalates into diplomatic spat

South American neighbors Guyana and Suriname were at daggers drawn Friday after a brawl with an alleged flasher escalated into a full-blown diplomatic crisis.

Pentagon chief heading to Japan, South Korea next week

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to underscore President Barack Obama`s commitment to a strategic shift towards Asia, even as crises in the Middle East preoccupy Washington.

Obama invites Gulf leaders to spring Camp David summit

US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he has invited Gulf leaders to a spring summit at Camp David to discuss security cooperation in the region.

Afghan President Ghani predicts a 'difficult' spring

Afghanistan faces a difficult spring in terms of security as the so-called "fighting season" with the Taliban begins, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Saturday.

Benjamin Netanyahu`s Palestinian backtrack fails to mollify US: Analysts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to tone down anti-Palestinian rhetoric in order to mend ties with a furious White House but analysts say he will have to do more.

'Security concerns' keep US consular services in Saudi closed

Consular services stayed shut at US diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for a fifth straight day because of security fears, the American embassy said.

France's tasty diplomacy: Dinner by 1,300 chefs worldwide

French dishes and diplomacy joined forces on Thursday in a worldwide initiative involving 1,300 chefs cooking dinners "a la francaise" to promote France`s fabled cuisine.

Ukraine pilot detained in Russia resumes hunger strike

A female Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia on murder charges that Kiev says are politically motivated restarted a hunger strike Monday that officials have warned could kill her, her lawyer told AFP.

US warns Western oil workers in Saudi Arabia of attacks

Western oil workers in Saudi Arabia risk being attacked or kidnapped by "terrorist" groups in the OPEC kingpin, the US embassy in Riyadh said in a warning posted online.

Alleged Russian spies unmasked by Czech intelligence: Report

Czech intelligence has identified three Russian diplomats assigned to the country as spies, a media report said Thursday, citing an anonymous government source.

Russian Prez Vladimir Putin to attend genocide centenary in Armenia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend ceremonies marking 100 years since the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in April, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

Obama orders deeper Venezuela sanctions over abuses

US President Barack Obama on Monday ordered a fresh wave of sanctions against senior Venezuelan officials involved on opposition crackdown, including the prosecution of Caracas`s mayor.