Erdogan says 10 Western ambassadors ‘persona non grata’

In this July 20, 2021 photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a speech following a parade in the northern part of Cyprus' divided capital Nicosia, in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. (Iakovos Hatzistavrou / AFP) ANKARA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he instructed the Turkish foreign minister to declare […]

Iran says talks with S. Arabia have gone a ‘good distance’

A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on August 26, 2021 shows Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (right) talking with Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian ahead of a meeting with Pakistan's Foreign Minister. (IRANIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) DUBAI – Talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia have gone a "good distance", Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian […]

Germany: Iran cannot set new conditions for resuming nuclear talks

BERLIN – Germany rejects Iran's demands for the United States to release frozen Iranian assets as a condition for nuclear talks to resume, Germany's foreign ministry said on Monday. "Iran cannot set any further conditions for resuming the talks," a German foreign ministry spokesman said after Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian's demand for assets worth […]

Japan’s LDP leadership candidates vow double budget for children

Candidates for the presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, (from left-right) Taro Kono, the cabinet minister in charge of vaccinations, Fumio Kishida, former foreign minister, Sanae Takaichi, former internal affairs minister, and Seiko Noda, former internal affairs minister, pose for photographers prior to a debate session at the Japan National Press Club in […]