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.

PM Modi spells out mantra to compete with China, says focus on `skill, scale and speed`

On the day of Indo-China talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening spell out mantra to compete with this neighbour country, saying that skill, scale and speed is needed to compete with it.

India, China raise significant issues in `productive` talks, inject renewed vitality into ties

After the meeting between External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi over the bilateral ties, the MEA told reporters that the talks between the two leaders were productive.

Sushma Swaraj, Chinese FM Wang discuss commerce, border issues

In view of boosting bilateral ties between the two countries, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday.

Oman Foreign Minister calls on PM Modi

The Special Envoy of the Sultan of Oman Foreign Minister Yousuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed the greetings of the Sultan, reaffirming the importance of the relations with India.

Germany offers conference to help Lebanon with Syria refugees

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday his country was ready to host an international conference to raise funds for Lebanon, which is hosting more than a million Syrian refugee.

China, France discuss closer cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Monday, calling for more technological cooperation between China and France.