Everything you need to know about Sub Foreign: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Sub Foreign: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Brasilia, May 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade visited his Brazilian counterpart, Antonio Patriota, with whom he agreed to promote a series of business meetings to boost bilateral trade.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India is an important neighbour, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Monday and stressed that the main aim of his visit was to increase areas of mutual interest and intensify cooperation.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that a conference on the Syrian settlement will take place "very soon", possibly at the beginning of June, after consulting UN Security Council permanent members.
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After consultations with UN Security Council permanent members, a conference on the Syrian settlement will take place "very soon", possibly at the beginning of June, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said here Sunday.
London, May 19 (ANI): Britain has been funding surveys in Pakistan's Tribal Areas which reveal that US drone strikes in the region are causing deep resentment among the local population.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Chief negotiators of India and the European Union (EU) met here from May 15 to May 17 and concluded another round of negotiations for the India-EU Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA).
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is counting on the UN to develop proposals regarding the international presence in Afghanistan after 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
Beijing, May 17 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang will pay an official visit to Zimbabwe and attend a special summit of the African Union in Ethiopia from May 21 to 25, reported Xinhua.
Islamabad, May 17 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan interim Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has decided to release 51 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds in a goodwill gesture, the prime minister's office said Friday.
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will take up the issues of missile defence and cooperation between the US and Russian security and intelligence services in a written reply to US President Barack Obama's recent message to him, a presidential aide said.
Oslo, May 15 (IANS) Norway welcomed India and five other countries after they secured permanent observer status in the inter-governmental forum Arctic Council Wednesday.
Sochi (Russia), May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Israel will continue cooperation in an effort to resolve the situation in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said following talks with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Damascus's participation in an international conference between representatives of both sides in the Syrian conflict depends on "details and developments" and it will not be a party to any act that would harm national sovereignty, Syria's state news agency SANA reported.
Havana, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Corruption and illegal activities in areas like fuel distribution are of great concern for the Cuban government, the official media reported here Monday.
Moscow, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet on the sidelines of the two-day Arctic Council meeting due to begin in Sweden Tuesday.
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China Monday lauded Pakistan saying its parliamentary election had been "smoothly held" and pledged continued firm support to the country.
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) China will simplify regulations on foreign exchange management to create a more convenient environment for foreign investors, authorities said.
Sochi, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An international conference between representatives of both sides in the Syrian conflict is unlikely to take place before May end as earlier stated, as there are still too many differences of opinion over the event's format.
Ankara, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) As many as 40 people were killed and over 100 injured, in two blasts that occurred a Turkish town of Reyhanli, near Syrian border Saturday, the government said.
Amritsar May 11 (ANI): The Italian envoy Daniele Manchini said here today that they want fast and fair trial of the two marines involved in the killing of two Indian fishermen and also suggested that the accused should be tried under Italian jurisdiction.
Sochi, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Britain have common interest in preserving Syria's territorial integrity and sovereignty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday after talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
London, May 10 (ANI): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no role in a political settlement to Syria's conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.
London, May 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his country's strong hunger for foreign investment to boost economic growth at the Global Investment Conference held in London.
Oviedo (Spain), May 10 (IANS/EFE) Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke was announced here Thursday as the recipient of the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts.
Damascus, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's foreign ministry Thursday welcomed rapprochement between the US and Russia over resolving the crisis in the war-torn country, state news agency SANA reported.
London, May 9 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no role in a political settlement to Syria's conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
Rome, May 9 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government has no information on the 62-year-old war reporter Domenico Quirico, who vanished in Syria in April, Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): The foreign exchange earnings from tourism increased by 7.5 per cent in April as compared to the same period last year, even though there was no change in the number of foreign tourists.
Sydney, May 8 (ANI): Internet traffic in and out of Syria suddenly stopped in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Damascus, May 7 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi arrived in Syria Tuesday to discuss the recent developments in the region with top Syrian officials including President Bashar al-Assad, reported Xinhua citing well-informed sources.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Tuesday said it has approved 17 FDI (foreign direct investment) proposals amounting to Rs.262.55 crore.
London, May 7 (ANI): Israel sought to play down its attack on Syrian soldiers during an air strike on research facilities and weapons shipments that were bound for the Hezbollah in Lebanon.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja met his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid in New Delhi on Tuesday and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
Damascus, May 6 (IANS) Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem Monday underlined his country's right to respond to the Israeli attack against the Syrian military sites in the capital Damascus earlier this week, reported Xinhua citing the state-run SANA news agency.
London, May 6 (IANS) Internationally renowned filmmaker Wong Kar-wai was honoured as Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, France's highest cultural honour in celebration of his lengthy career.
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): The Central Government has entrusted the additional charge of the post of member of the Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange to R.P. Tolani, Judicial Member, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, and U.B.S. Bedi, also Judicial Member, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal.
Beijing, May 6 (ANI): A spokeswoman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday tacitly acknowledged the withdrawal of Chinese troops from Ladakh's Depsang Valley.
Islamabad, May 6 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan on Monday defended construction of security posts along its border with Afghanistan after Afghan officials reported fresh clashes between the border troops of the two countries.
Jerusalem, May 6 (ANI): Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Ze'ev Elkin has accused Google Inc. of recognizing a Palestinian state when it decided on May 1 to include Palestine in its list of options for national pages.
Mumbai, May 6 (ANI): The rupee rose by 14 paise to 53.80 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Monday on fresh selling of the U.S. currency by exporters, amid sustained foreign capital inflows.
Sydney, May 6 (ANI): Syrian Government has warned that Israeli raids that have hit three military sites outside Damascus was now 'more dangerous'.
Jerusalem, May 6 (IANS) The Israeli Defense Forces has said it would shut down civil air traffic in northern Israel until Thursday.
Beirut, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria reserves the right to defend itself by all possible methods, the country's deputy foreign minister said in the wake of Israeli air strikes on the capital Damascus.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Intense negotiations over the weekend between India and China saw an end to the 20-day stand-off with troops of both sides pulling back to their respective positions prior to April 15 -- when Chinese forces had intruded 19 km inside the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, sources said.
United Nations, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The parties to the conflict in Syria should seek political dialogue, the UN suggested Friday, after Russia expressed readiness to hold talks with all representatives of the Syrian opposition.
Tehran, May 4 (ANI): India and Iran has expressed deep concern over the continuing and unabated violence in Syria and called upon all sides to abjure violence and resolve all issues peacefully through discussions taking into account the aspirations of people of Syria.
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Israeli Foreign Ministry and Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) refused Saturday to comment on foreign reports about an Israeli attack on a missiles convoy in Syria overnight Thursday.
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan has welcomed the appointment of new U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan and hoped that the appointment would help joint efforts to establish peace, stability and prosperity in the region, Pakistani Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
Ljubljana (Slovenia), May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is ready to hold talks with all representatives of the Syrian opposition, including Salim Idriss, leader of the Free Syrian Army, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, held delegation-level talks with his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid here on Friday on issues of bilateral importance.
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will pay an official visit to China May 9-10 as a guest of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign ministry announced Friday.
Colombo, May 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka Friday said that Canada's "hostile criticism" of Colombo strengthened "evil forces" and did not contribute to the reconciliation process in the island nation.
Budapest, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow has urged the UN to respond to Syria's request to probe the alleged use of chemical weapons on its territory in March, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee attended the Golden Jubilee Ceremony of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) on Thursday at the IIFT auditorium here.
Washington, May 2 (IANS) India, the United States and Japan held their fourth trilateral dialogue at the State Department here, exchanging views on a wide range of regional and global issues of mutual interest.
Tehran, May 1 (IANS) The ties between Iran and Turkey are strategic and contribute to the regional security, an official said here Wednesday.
In a bid to hearing the issue of allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), the Supreme Court has upheld the government policy of allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the government policy of allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, holding that as a policy, it did not suffer from any constitutional or statutory infirmity.
London, May. 1 (ANI): Amnesty International has accused Sri Lanka of intensifying a crackdown on dissent, urging the Commonwealth to not hold its summit there unless the human rights situation improves.
Abu Dhabi, May 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Sudan have held talks over avenues of cooperation in all domains, particularly investment opportunities in Sudan as well as the UAE companies' condition in Sudan.
Moscow, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State John Kerry will pay a working visit to Moscow from May 7-8, the Russian foreign ministry said Tuesday.
La Paz, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia's gas sales to Brazil and Argentina surged 29.5 percent to $1.49 billion in the January-March 2013 period, compared to the same quarter last year, state-owned oil company YPFB said.
Tehran, April 29 (IANS) Iranian and Indian officials will discuss here the extension of Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline to India, Fars news agency reported.
Minsk, April 29 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Belarus have held talks over bilateral relations and ways to boost them in all fields while stressing on the need to enhance the existing bonds between them.
Sydney, Apr.28 (ANI): An Australian politician has accused the government of ignoring the human rights violations taking place in Sri Lanka and focusing more on domestic politics.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India will provide a $450 million loan to finance the construction of a hydro-power project in Uganda and participate in oil and gas exploration, helping the East African country develop its energy sector as part of its multifaceted engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa, which the International Monetary Fund projects to replace Asia as the world's fastest growing region over the next decade.
Almaty (Kazakhstan), Apr. 26 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here that there could be a coalition government in Pakistan, but it was too early to come to any conclusion.
Almaty (Kazakhstan), April 26 (ANI): Describing Afghanistan as a traditional friend and a partner of India, visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said New Delhi views Kabul as a possible driver of Asia's economic growth in the future, besides accepting it as a strategically important neighbor with whom there are historical, cultural and economic ties that go back to the dawn of history.
Dubai, April 26 (IANS/WAM) The British embassy in Dubai celebrated the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The event was attended by UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri and British Foreign Secretary William Hague.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Thursday arrived in the Kazakhstan capital of Almaty for the April 26 Heart of Asia ministerial conference on the Istanbul Process on regional security and cooperation for a secure and stable Afghanistan.
Brussels, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Any reports of the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict must be carefully investigated to avoid the repetition of the "Iraqi scenario", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.
Washington, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on the NATO to prepare for the possible use of chemical weapons by Syria in the ongoing civil war there.
Tehran, April 23 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi Tuesday categorically denied claims about Al Qaeda's activities in his country, stressing that such allegations are "ridiculous", reported Xinhua, citing the semi-official Fars news agency.
Beijing, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): The EU has decided to lift its oil embargo on Syria, as well as its sanctions on Myannar. The decision was announced by European Union foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg. Andrew Dupuis has more.
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and the US are committed to boosting their efforts to jointly fight terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Iran has expressed its solidarity with Syria amid prevailing crisis, with the visiting national security head from Tehran assuring support to President Bashar al-Assad's efforts to handle "aggressive foreign policies".
Yangon, April 21 (IANS) Foreign ministers of the European Union are to meet in Luxembourg Monday to decide on withdrawing all sanctions against Myanmar, exactly a year after the grouping announced suspension of most sanctions for a year except the arms embargo.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday announced a host of incentives, including interest rate subsidy and liberalisation of norms for special economic zones, to boost exports.
Beijing, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI): A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Thursday said China hopes relevant parties on the Korean Peninsula will improve their relations through dialogue.
Zurich, April 18 (IANS/EFE) A new focus on exports - now 30 percent of Spain's GDP - as opposed to construction is crucial to the turnaround underway in the country's economic cycle, the executive director of Spain's Business Council for Competitiveness, or CEC, said Wednesday in Switzerland.
Istanbul, April 18 (IANS) Russia has rejected the idea of military intervention in conflict-ridden Syria, while warning about its repercussions.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr Wednesday welcomed findings of a survey that indicates Indians see Australia as a good place to visit, live, work and study.
Madrid, April 17 (IANS) The Spanish consul in Boston has been sacked as a result of his behaviour in the wake of the bombings which took place at the end of the Boston Marathon Monday.
New Delhi, April 17 (ANI): Foreign Minister Bob Carr today welcomed a major opinion poll which has confirmed public support in India for a strong and growing relationship with Australia.
Moscow, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dialogue between the Syrian government and opposition forces could begin within the next several months, a Syrian opposition leader said here.
Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) The two Italian marines facing trial in India for the killing of two Indian fishermen should wear their naval uniforms when they appear before the Supreme Court hearing, an Italian legal expert said.
London, Apr 16 (ANI): The British government is increasingly concerned there is evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria.
Mexico City, April 16 (IANS/EFE) A four-year-old girl who disappeared April 1 in the city of Texcoco has been found in El Salvador and is "in perfect health", the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat said.
Moscow, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov has accused the US administration of demonstrating "conflicting behaviour", but said Moscow was ready to develop and deepen its ties with the US.
New Delhi, April 15 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot has expressed hope that given the excellent bilateral relations between New Delhi and Stockholm, Sweden would support India's application for observer status in the Arctic Council.
London, April 15 (IANS) Angelina Jolie arranged for spicy Indian delicacies like lamb bhuna, chicken korma and chicken tikka to be made here for her to fly home to fiance Brad Pitt.
Tehran, April 15 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has called for dialogue between the Syrian government and opposition, Press TV reported.
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon will become the first senior US official who will feel the consequences of the US sanctions under the Magnitsky Act, a top Russian lawmaker has said.
Sydney, Apr. 14 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said the idea that the United States wishes to extradite Julian Assange is "sheer fantasy".
Islamabad, Apr 13 (ANI): Russia has published its own blacklist of US officials banned from entering the country.
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday expressed interest in creating a roadmap to facilitate the development of bilateral ties while meeting Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan Saturday for a week-long visit, her first trip to the country in 27 years since she visited Japan in 1985 as a visiting scholar, media reported.
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Foreign couples hiring Indian surrogates is an unregulated industry that is completely dependent on vulnerable women, a report has said.
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon will come to Moscow Monday and bring a message from President Barack Obama, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Los Angeles, April 13 (IANS) Hollywood actor Tom Cruise was reportedly surprised when he found out that his ancestors controlled the majority of Dublin, the capital of Ireland.