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China’s Xi Jinping to meet Vladimir Putin in Russia: What message does this send to the world?
World

China’s Xi Jinping to meet Vladimir Putin in Russia: What message does this send to the world?

As the war in Ukraine completes a year, China’s Xi Jinping is expected to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Beijing has claimed to be neutral in the conflict, but with the visit to Moscow is Xi choosing a side?

Ruchira Kamboj, the diplomat who ensures India is not pushed around
India

Ruchira Kamboj, the diplomat who ensures India is not pushed around

Ruchira Kamboj, India’s first woman envoy to the United Nations, does not mince her words. As India assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council, she defended our democracy and press freedom like a boss

Explained: Qatar's role in diplomacy ahead of 2022 World Cup
World

Explained: Qatar's role in diplomacy ahead of 2022 World Cup

Qatar's quest for global influence ranges wide and runs deep. Flush with gas billions, the country has sought to mediate conflicts far afield but its brazen stances have also sparked diplomatic conflict back home

Going beyond Jaishankar’s new mantra of ‘reformed multilateralism’
Opinion

Going beyond Jaishankar’s new mantra of ‘reformed multilateralism’

India needs to prioritise the groupings for its own good through the medium and long terms. Else, others would take decisions that would affect and afflict India

Ukraine crisis could be 'wake-up' call for Europe to also look at developments in Asia, says Jaishankar
World

Ukraine crisis could be 'wake-up' call for Europe to also look at developments in Asia, says Jaishankar

S Jaishankar said India has been pressing for an urgent cessation of fighting and a return to the path of diplomacy and dialogue.

'India retained option of reaching out to all sides by abstaining from UN vote on Ukraine'
India

'India retained option of reaching out to all sides by abstaining from UN vote on Ukraine'

While abstaining from voting on the resolution, India issued an 'Explanation of Vote' (EoV) after the vote in which it called for "return to the path of diplomacy" and sought immediate cessation of "violence and hostilities"

China marks 50 years of 'panda diplomacy' with US: How Beijing used animal to push agenda
World

China marks 50 years of 'panda diplomacy' with US: How Beijing used animal to push agenda

Beijing first used this ‘soft power’ tool with Washington in February 1972 and presented Richard Nixon with giant panda pair of Hsing Hsing and Ling Ling

US-China players team up at World Table Tennis Championships to mark 'ping-pong diplomacy'
Sports

US-China players team up at World Table Tennis Championships to mark 'ping-pong diplomacy'

China's Lin Gaoyuan will play with the American Lily Zhang while Wang Manyu will join forces with Kanak Jha in the mixed doubles at the tournament this week, the International Table Tennis Federation said

India’s China strategy is a concoction of reserved diplomacy, backed by a vocal army
World

India’s China strategy is a concoction of reserved diplomacy, backed by a vocal army

The earlier practice of serving military chiefs confining themselves essentially to bread and butter defence and service issues and staying clear of issues with foreign policy sensitivities is being redefined

Joe Biden slams Beijing's ‘coercive’ actions against Taiwan at East Asia Summit
World

Joe Biden slams Beijing's ‘coercive’ actions against Taiwan at East Asia Summit

The US president also said the country will speak up for the rights of people of Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong

Worsening US-China ties could impact cooperation over climate change, warns Beijing
World

Worsening US-China ties could impact cooperation over climate change, warns Beijing

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has said such cooperation cannot be separated from the broader relationship shared with the US

Atul Keshap appointed interim envoy to India: Old state department hand has an Indian connection
India

Atul Keshap appointed interim envoy to India: Old state department hand has an Indian connection

The 50-year-old Indian-American career diplomat will be departing for New Delhi to serve as Charge d''Affaires, ad interim, following the retirement of Ambassador Daniel Smith

India story is not over yet: Fast global aid indicates world wants New Delhi's resurgence
India

India story is not over yet: Fast global aid indicates world wants New Delhi's resurgence

For all the challenges India has faced in the last few weeks, news of the demise of the India Story are greatly exaggerated

'Book your trip now': In Dubai, Israeli travel companies promote tourism amid raging Gaza conflict
World

'Book your trip now': In Dubai, Israeli travel companies promote tourism amid raging Gaza conflict

The presence of Israel at the travel and tourism event in Dubai highlights the United Arab Emirates’ business-first approach and demonstrates how rapidly ties with Israel have developed since the UAE and Israel signed an accord to formalise ties in September.

Kim Jong-un unveils new ICBM at military parade, says North Korea will continue to strengthen the war deterrent
World

Kim Jong-un unveils new ICBM at military parade, says North Korea will continue to strengthen the war deterrent

The size of the new missile indicated that it might be able to fly farther and carry a more powerful nuclear warhead, South Korean, and other analysts said, although it has never been flight-tested

US sends top-level diplomat to Taiwan for first time in 40 years; strongly oppose this, says China
World

US sends top-level diplomat to Taiwan for first time in 40 years; strongly oppose this, says China

Keith Krach, undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment, is visiting to attend a memorial service for late president Lee Teng-hui on Saturday

The biggest obstacle to America's China policy is Donald Trump, claims John Bolton in scathing new memoir
World

The biggest obstacle to America's China policy is Donald Trump, claims John Bolton in scathing new memoir

As national security officials and some trade advisors in the Donald Trump administration tried crafting get-tough-on-China policies to address what they viewed as America’s greatest foreign policy challenge, they ran into opposition from an unexpected quarter

India expels two Pakistani officials for spying: Islamabad unlikely to wait long before hitting back at New Delhi
India

India expels two Pakistani officials for spying: Islamabad unlikely to wait long before hitting back at New Delhi

The two nuclear-armed powers, which have been at loggerheads for decades, have a long record of indulging in such tit-for-tat measures.

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla's Bangladesh visit represents a friend's assurance to Dhaka on host of bilateral matters
India

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla's Bangladesh visit represents a friend's assurance to Dhaka on host of bilateral matters

On 2 and 3 March, India's newly-appointed foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Dhaka to prepare the grounds for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's now-cancelled visit to Dhaka on 17 March

With US assistance no longer guaranteed, Saudi Arabia adopts a new strategy: Talks with regional foes
World

With US assistance no longer guaranteed, Saudi Arabia adopts a new strategy: Talks with regional foes

In the months since a missile and drone attack widely seen as the work of Iran left two Saudi oil facilities smouldering, the Saudi crown prince has taken an uncharacteristic turn to diplomacy to cool tensions with his regional enemies