diplomacy

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly is expected to approve a resolution calling on Myanmar’s junta to restore the country’s democratic transition and for all countries “to prevent the...

Eight months into the pandemic, the global fight to tame the coronavirus and claw back some semblance of "normal" is entering a new and critical phase. The world has watched in disbelief as COVID-19,...

BANGKOK (Reuters) – The Mekong River has become a new front in U.S.-China rivalry, environmentalists and officials say, with Beijing overtaking Washington in both spending and influence over downstream...

OTTAWA (Reuters) – China does not appear to understand that Canada’s judiciary is independent, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday, taking a rare public swipe at Beijing at a time...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – China’s ambassador to Israel was found dead in his residence on Sunday and initial indications were that he had died of natural causes, an Israeli official said. ...

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran’s United Nations ambassador accused the United States on Monday of showing no respect for international law by imposing new sanctions on Iran, describing tensions...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is ready to talk to Iran about a deal that would lift American sanctions but Tehran would need to curtail its nuclear and missile programs, as well...

Tokyo: Japan's Emperor Akihito has had a lifetime mission: Make amends for a war fought in his father's name. Akihito was just 11 when he heard his father Hirohito's voice on the radio declaring...

Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defense minister amid...

Since this week’s surprise announcement that Nikki Haley would depart by year’s end, everyone wants to know who’ll replace America’s UN ambassador — who was first dismissed, then hated, then...

President Trump is planning a second summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Fine. But what’s with all the president’s lovey-dovey words for the mad butcher of the North? After all, sending Valentines...

The United States has assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council — and that means the council is about to put Iran under the hot lights. In a press conference Tuesday, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley...

Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. Even when you are the president of the United States. From the moment President Trump and Russian boss Vladimir Putin walked toward the podium...

North and South Korea will march under a unified flag in the Asian Games and will play a basketball game next month as the relationship between the two countries continues to thaw, according to a report...

Dis-chord! When Edwina Currie brought her uniquely toxic brand of diplomacy to a local male voice choir, it ended in savage fallouts, an industrial tribuntal – and the conductor on medication for...

Can’t we all get along? A year ago, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with, and blockaded, Qatar. In a bizarre early scene, the Saudis sent back thousands...