NATO chief ready to meet Russia's Lavrov in February

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday he was ready to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov next month in Munich, as fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine.

Lankan Foreign Minister arrives in India on first foreign visit

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera arrived here on Saturday on his first foreign visit after assuming office during which he will hold discussions with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj tomorrow.

Russia's Lavrov sees chance to solve Ukraine crisis in 2015 - Interfax

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sees a real opportunity to solve the Ukraine crisis in 2015, Interfax news agency quoted him as saying on Monday.

France says Iran nuclear talks progressed on key issues including enrichment

  France`s foreign minister said on Tuesday talks between Iran and the major powers over its nuclear programme had been "pretty positive" and there was progress on key issues including Iran`s capacity to enrich uranium. 

US, Iran end latest nuclear talks with deal in balance

A hard-fought nuclear deal hung in the balance as Iran and the United States ended talks Monday in Oman, with signs the haggling will continue until a November 24 deadline.

Norway foreign minister: USD 5.4B pledged for Gaza

A donor conference in Cairo to raise money to rebuild the Gaza Strip after this year's war between Hamas and Israel ended with pledges of USD 5.4 billion for reconstruction there, Norway's foreign minister said on Sunday.

Russia says relations with US need new `reset`

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov thinks relations between Moscow and Washington need a new "reset", he says in an interview to be aired Sunday, blaming the freeze on the United States. 

German Foreign Minister visiting India

Ahead of talks between its Foreign Minister and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on Monday, Germany on Saturday said it shares important interest with Indian government and minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier's visit will intensify Indo-German relations in key areas like trade, business and energy.

Israel`s foreign minister calls for UN mandate in Gaza

A day after the UN condemned an Israeli attack on a Gaza school as a "criminal act", Israel`s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday proposed that the world body take control of Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

Nepalese Foreign Minister calls on PM Modi

Nepalese Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey today paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefly discussed some bilateral issues, including hydro-power, trade, energy and security.

Swaraj-Treaty to last

In order to promote Nepal`s exports, India agreed to relax
certain norms including simplifying and streamlining transit and custom procedures and lifting certain restrictions on the export of Nepalese products to India.

Iraq`s foreign minister says Kurds suspend all participation in government

Iraq`s Foreign Minsiter Hoshiyar Zebari said on Friday that the Kurdish political bloc has ended all partipation in the national government in protest over Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki`s saying that Kurds are hosting terrorists in their capital Arbil.

Russia, West have `different approaches` to Iran talks: Fabius

France`s foreign minister hinted today at divergences between Russia and Western countries currently involved in a decisive final round of talks with Iran to negotiate a deal on its controversial nuclear drive.

P5+1 making `excessive demands" in nuclear talks: Iran

Iran has offered "rational proposals" in nuclear negotiations but "excessive demands" of the P5+1 world powers are likely to prevent agreement by the July 20 deadline, Tehran`s foreign minister said today.

Ukraine will stick by ceasefire: FM

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin Wednesday vowed that Kiev will stick by its unilateral ceasefire despite the downing of an army helicopter by pro-Russia separatists.

Israeli air forces strike military sites in Gaza

Israeli air force carried out a number of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip Sunday, destroying military sites of Palestinian military groups, security sources said.

No agreement on main issues in nuclear talks: Iran FM

Iran and world powers are yet to find common ground on the main issues in nuclear talks aimed at reaching a comprehensive agreement, Tehran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said today.

Ukraine parliament confirms negotiator with Russia as Foreign minister

Ukraine`s parliament on Thursday confirmed as foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin, the current ambassador to Germany who also represents Kiev in peace negotiations with Russia.

Wang`s trip to India is of great significance: China?

China today said Foreign Minister Wang Yi`s just concluded visit to India is of "great significance" and sent out a message that Chinese leaders pay high attention to bilateral ties and their mutual interests far outweigh disputes.

Israel`s Lieberman slams ministers over policy cacophony

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman today lashed out at fellow ministers for espousing contradictory solutions to the conflict with the Palestinians, maintaining Israel needed one binding diplomatic plan.