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Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia

An analyst believes Moscow can play peacemaker between Riyadh and Tehran.

Deschamps keen to keep geopolitics out of France-Turkey qualifier

France coach keeping his focus on game.

Koreas to face off in Pyongyang World Cup qualifier

It is unclear if anyone other than the South Korean team and support staff would be able to go to Pyongyang.

Uefa will ‘examine’ Turkey footballers’ military salute

Uefa regulations prohibit references to politics and religion.

Partial US-China trade deal only ‘baby step’ as thorny issues remain

It will take weeks to finalise and details of deal are not clear.

Nepal hopes for Chinese financing during Xi visit

China president wants to enhance connectivity between 2 countries.

While hosting Xi, Modi goes trash picking on beach

Plastic bottles, banana skins and other litter didn’t escape Indian PM’s 'prying eyes'.

US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia over Iran threat

2 fighter squadrons and additional missile defence batteries are being sent to Saudi Arabia.

At summit to mend ties, Modi, Xi see common challenge on...

Radicalisation is a matter of concern to both countries.

Trump names Republican veteran as envoy to Russia

John Sullivan is a lawyer who served in senior positions under Republican presidents in the Commerce, Defence and Justice Departments. 

US holds off China tariff increase after agreeing to deal

Observers say deal is underwhelming.

Pompeo urges NBA to stand up to China

The Chinese Communist Party can withstand a singular tweet, says US secretary of state.

US won’t take part in Turkey’s Syria operation, says White House

Washington previously sought to stop Turkish operation against a US-backed Kurdish militia.

North Korea boat collides with Japan sea patrol

The North Korean fishing vessel capsized after the collision.

Xi and Kim hail ‘immortal’ China-N.Korea relationship

North Korea was among the first countries to recognise the People's Republic of China after it was founded in 1949.

Australian bloggers held in Iran return home in possible swap

Australia dismissed ‘speculation’ over reports of a prisoner swap.

Australian travel-blogging couple held in Iran released

A third Australian citizen remains in detention.

Pompeo’s fortunes darkening after drawn deep into Ukraine scandal

The Washington Post this week accused Pompeo of ‘enabling the destruction of US diplomacy.’

Ukraine concerned by ‘disturbing’ news of US envoy’s resignation

Petro Poroshenko praises Kurt Volker’s contribution to the strengthening of Ukraine’s strategic partnership with the US.

US wants ‘rapid’ Indian easing of Kashmir restrictions

The US hopes to see rapid action in the lifting of restrictions and the release of detainees in Kashmir.

Ukrainians split whether Zelensky was weak or smart in call with...

Opposition in Ukraine slams the call with the US president as a disaster.

Rouhani demands evidence of Iran’s involvement in Saudi attacks

If you do have any evidence or documentation please do make them available to me, says Iran’s president.

First let me take a selfie, El Salvador’s president tells UN

A couple of images on Instagram can have more impact than any speech delivered in this assembly, says Nayib Bukele.

Saudi crown prince hosts Iraq PM for talks on oil attacks

A flurry of visits between Iraq and Saudi Arabia recently indicates a thawing of ties as Riyadh seeks to counter Iran's strong presence in Iraqi politics.