Pacific island countries showed widespread support for India's UNSC membership: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that Pacific island countries showed widespread support for India's permanent membership in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) during the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit here.

EU likely to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said it was likely that EU sanctions imposed on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine would be extended until the end of the year.

Regional summit urges Burundi election delay, halt to violence

Elections in Burundi should be delayed by at least a month and a half and all violence must stop, East African leaders said Sunday after a regional summit on the crisis.

Regional summit on Burundi crisis opens in Tanzania

East African leaders opened a summit in Tanzania on Sunday aimed at helping resolve the crisis in Burundi over President Pierre Nkurunziza`s divisive bid to stand for a third term.

Region threatened as Gulf leaders hold summit

 Solutions will be hard to find Tuesday when Gulf monarchs hold their annual summit in a region threatened by jihadists and a war in Yemen that has raised tensions with Iran.

North Korea says Japan's New York abduction summit bid to deceive world

 North Korea condemned on Friday plans by Japan to hold a summit in New York on the abduction of Japanese citizens by Pyongyang decades ago, saying the issue had been resolved and accusing Tokyo of escalating a human rights campaign against North Korea.

Obama, Venezuela`s Maduro speak at summit amid tensions

US President Barack Obama briefly spoke with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a regional summit Saturday, telling him Washington was not seeking to threaten Caracas amid rising tensions.

Obama, Castro herald new era at Americas Summit

US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro headed toward historic talks in Panama on Saturday, sealing efforts to bury more than 50 years of animosity.

Obama, Castro head toward historic encounter

US President Barack Obama and Cuba`s Raul Castro will break bread with other Americas leaders at a historic summit Friday, a potent symbol of their efforts to end decades of animosity.

Crisis-hit Latin America leaders seek summit breather

A massive corruption scandal at Brazil`s state oil company. Protests over the presumed massacre of 43 students in Mexico. An Argentine prosecutor`s mysterious death. Economies slowed by falling commodity prices.

Cuban dissident held briefly in Panama ahead of summit

Panamanian authorities held a Cuban dissident for several hours Sunday as she tried to enter the country for a meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas, the activist said.

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.

World's first 'Otaku' summit opens in Japan

Japan opened what organisers are billing as the world's first "Otaku" summit on Saturday, drawing visitors from around the world as the country looks to boost the international fan base for Japanese comic books and anime.

African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, warn experts
African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, warn experts

African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, experts warned on Monday at a major conservation summit in Botswana that highlighted an alarming decline in numbers due to poaching for ivory.

Greece pleads for help but Germany warns against breakthrough

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged European leaders at a summit to help him tackle a looming cash crunch despite warnings from Germany that he should expect no breakthrough.

Central, West African leaders to meet over Boko Haram in April

Central and West African states will hold a summit next month to agree a common strategy to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, their leaders said on Wednesday.

US summit to fight jihadists ends with little concrete action

The United States sought to unite nations around a common vision for combating violent jihadist groups in three days of talks which ended Thursday long on words but short on concrete steps.

Dozens of nations at US summit on violent extremism

Reeling from a string of bloody terror attacks from Denmark to Libya, representatives from 60 countries will gather from Tuesday for a White House summit on combating violent extremism.

Nepal arrests treason row protesters near summit venue

Police in Kathmandu Wednesday arrested a group of protesters demonstrating near the venue of a regional summit to demand that authorities drop a treason case against a prominent Nepalese activist.

PM Modi to attend first-ever summit with 14 South Pacific island countries

India would be holding the first-ever summit meeting with the leaders of 14 South Pacific Island nations on Nov 19 in Fiji, seeking to strengthen its geo-strategic base in the region that is rich in resources and lies at the centre of a growing maritime route.