The foreign ministers of Brics countries endorsed United Nations Security Council reforms saying it was necessary to make it "more representative and efficient" putting China and Russia publicly on the side for reorganisation.
Iran and six world powers have agreed on the outlines of an understanding to limit Iran's nuclear programs, negotiators indicated Thursday, as both sides prepared for announcements.
New round of talks on Ukraine will be held in Minsk, the Belarusian capital.
Russia's foreign minister has accused the West of triggering the Ukrainian crisis by its "megalomania."
The Kremlin move came as Russian forces strengthened their control over Crimea, less than a week before the strategic region is to hold a contentious referendum on whether to split off and become part of Russia.
Kerry, speaking at a press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, said Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime deserves credit for its compliance with the UN Security Council resolution calling for the elimination of the weapons
In a giant win for Russian diplomacy, the Geneva agreement will be backed by a UN Security Council resolution that won't rely on a threat of military action for enforcement.
Asserting that the UPA government has taken steps to improve transparency in the functioning of the government, Union Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan today claimed that there was no corruption in the country.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are walking a hire-wire going into two days of negotiations in Geneva on Thursday to test Moscow’s proposal to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons.
Tense negotiations have begun on a proposed UN resolution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control and end a diplomatic stalemate over a deadly suspected poison gas attack, a French official said Wednesday.
Lavrov told reporters the plan would be presented to other nations soon and that the proposal, which Moscow hopes will avert possible US military strikes on Syria, was not entirely Russian and grew out of contacts with the United States.
Russia, one of Syria's closest allies is against such military intervention and is resolutely preventing the US to go ahead with its Pentagon-prepared designs.
Syria on Monday quickly welcomed a call from Russia, its close ally, to place Syrian chemical arsenals under international control, then destroy them to avert a U.S. strike, but did not offer a time frame or any other specifics.
Russia last month acknowledged it has agreed to sell Syria advanced S-300 air-defense missiles, which are considered to be the cutting edge in aircraft interception technology.
US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the US and Russia are overcoming Cold War era suspicions to co-operate on the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings as his top diplomat announced plans to travel to Russia.
Monday's statements by Salehi and Lavrov suggest no headway has been made on Iran's proposal of Egypt as the site to renew dialogue, more than six months since the last round ended in stalemate.
After a meeting with Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN's envoy for the Syrian crisis, Sergey Lavrov also said that the Syrian opposition risks sacrificing many more lives if it continues to insist on Assad leaving office.