Permanent Representatives of Qatar, Poland appointed to lead negotiations on UNSC reform

Permanent Representatives of Qatar, Poland appointed to lead negotiations on UNSC reform

President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir appointed HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani ...

Led by Qatar's representative, negotiations on UN's future concludes

Led by Qatar's representative, negotiations on UN's future concludes

The intergovernmental negotiations on the declaration of the heads of state and government, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN) ...

Time running out for negotiations on new Italian coalition government

Time running out for negotiations on new Italian coalition government

Italy's Five Star Movement (M5S) and Democratic Party (PD) renewed efforts Wednesday to work out a coalition deal ahead of a looming deadline for an agreement.

European Commission calls for Jordan to be involved in Syria's negotiations

European Commission calls for Jordan to be involved in Syria's negotiations

The European Commission called for Jordan to be involved in the negotiations to end the conflict in Syria.

Khamenei says 'no war, no negotiations with the US'

Khamenei says 'no war, no negotiations with the US'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the currency and widespread protests over high prices and corruption.

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

Moqtada al-Sadr himself cannot become prime minister as he did not run in the election, though his bloc's victory puts him in a position to have a strong say in negotiations.

Lift blockade first for talks to begin, says Qatar

Lift blockade first for talks to begin, says Qatar

Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbours to resolve the Gulf diplomatic dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said.

Mourinho hints at complicating Cech deal with Arsenal

Mourinho hints at complicating Cech deal with Arsenal

Jose Mourinho has warned that he could complicate any attempt by Arsenal to lure Petr Cech to the Emirates by insisting that Arsene Wenger send a player to Stamford Bridge in return.

Court nod for Ma’dani to visit ailing mum in Kerala

Court nod for Ma’dani to visit ailing mum in Kerala

The Supreme Court yesterday allowed Kerala politician Abdul Nasar Ma’dani, now under house arrest in Bengaluru, to visit his ailing mother here.

Subdued festivities

Subdued festivities

The Leshtah (Winter) Festival 2015 marked its second day at Katara–Cultural Village on a subdued note.

Arms found in private office

Arms found in private office

Police inspect a cache of arms found at a conference venue, where the former government had allowed a private company to maintain an office, in Colombo yesterday.