Malaysia calls for talks with Myanmar on migrant crisis

Malaysia`s foreign minister urged Myanmar on Sunday to hold talks on stemming a flood of boat-people to Southeast Asia, warning it may otherwise call for an emergency meeting on the crisis.

John Kerry has 'frank' talks with Putin about Ukraine, Syria
John Kerry has 'frank' talks with Putin about Ukraine, Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry said he had "frank" talks about Ukraine, Syria and Iran with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and said it was important to keep in contact.

New round of Iran nuclear talks April 22-23 in Vienna: EU

Major world powers and Iran will hold fresh talks in Vienna on April 22-23 to build on the framework accord reached on Tehran`s contested nuclear programme, the EU announced Thursday.

Guinea opposition suspends protests as govt calls for talks

Guinea`s opposition said Tuesday it was calling off anti-government protests until next week following two days of violence, as the prime minister appealed for talks on the disputed timetable for elections.

Violence escalates in east Ukraine ahead of talks

Ukraine`s military accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of using heavy weapons that were meant to have been withdrawn under a ceasefire deal, after one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and six wounded in rebel-held territories.

Ryan Gosling in talks for 'The Haunted Mansion'
Ryan Gosling in talks for 'The Haunted Mansion'

Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Guillermo del Toro's 'The Haunted Mansion'.

Maradona to play match for Colombia`s peace process
Maradona to play match for Colombia`s peace process

Argentina`s legendary ex-footballer Diego Maradona will play in a "pro-peace match" in Bogota this month to support Colombia`s ongoing peace process, officials said Sunday.

Whiteboard: The secret weapon at the Iran talks

In this hi-tech age of gadgets and gizmos, a simple whiteboard found in classrooms around the globe was the tool that helped negotiators seal the complex parameters of a Iran nuclear deal.

Mali rebels meet in Algiers to discuss rejected peace deal

Tuareg-led rebels from north Mali said on Thursday they are meeting with Algerian mediators in Algiers to discuss the terms of preliminary peace deal they rejected last month.

Iran talks near close with `understanding` reached

Marathon talks aimed at agreeing the outlines of a deal putting an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach neared their close Thursday with global powers preparing to address the media.

US official says `not all issues` agreed in Iran talks

A senior US official said early Wednesday that there was not yet a full agreement on key points of a deal to curtail Iran`s nuclear programme.

US, Cuba hold technical talks on human rights

US and Cuban diplomats met in Washington on Tuesday to define an agenda for future sessions on human rights as part of the rapprochement between the long-time adversaries, officials said.

Who`s saying what at the Iran nuclear talks

After 18 months of talks to rein in Iran`s nuclear ambitions, some of the world`s top diplomats were negotiating into the night Tuesday with a midnight deadline set to be abandoned.

Deadline abandoned in marathon Iran nuclear talks

The US abandoned late Tuesday a midnight deadline to agree the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran but insisted that "enough progress" merited extending marathon talks into Wednesday.

Oil slumps as Iran talks deadline looms

Oil prices fell Tuesday as global powers and Iran raced to reach a deal on Tehran`s nuclear program that could ease sanctions on the crude producer, adding to the global oversupply.

US confirms Iran nuclear talks to go into Wednesday

Negotiations to reach a deal with Iran on curtailing its nuclear programme will go into Wednesday after making progress, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

Midnight Iran nuclear talks deadline in peril

Marathon talks looked set Tuesday to miss a midnight deadline to agree the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran as negotiators got bogged down in seemingly intractable key issues.

Pak sends delegation to Saudi over military support on Yemen

Pakistan today dispatched a high- level delegation to Riyadh to hold talks with Saudi leadership that requested military help to a coalition of mainly Gulf states fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, officials said.

Iran nuclear talks close in on deal as Israel lashes out

Iran and world powers have reached tentative agreement on parts of a deal sharply curtailing Tehran`s nuclear programme, Western diplomats said Sunday while cautioning a deal is by no means done.

Assad supports Russian role in resolving Syrian crisis

The administration of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad supports the Russian efforts on holding a second round of talks on the Syrian crisis in Moscow next month, media reports said Sunday.