Turkey says it is in talks with the United Nations regarding an investigation into the gruesome murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Arab kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul more than two months ago.
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has refused to participate in the annual [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, which is set to take place in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh at the weekend, and instead sent the foreign minister to attend the event.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki says the Palestinian delegation at the Conference of the States Parties to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as well as the Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) managed to frustrate US bids to question Palestine’s membership in the international organization.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the four Russian nationals, who were detained and expelled by the Dutch authorities on suspicion of espionage, had been on a “routine” trip, stressing that they had not done anything illegal and their expulsion from the Netherlands had been a “misunderstanding.”
Activists and politicians have called on former British foreign minister Boris Johnson to pay back to the public the costs of a trip he made to Afghanistan in June amid a public row over the construction of a third runway at the Heathrow International Airport.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran believes that it should own 20 percent of the Caspian Sea resources and the issue of an 11-percent share originates from an illusory line related to the former regime of Iran.
Saudi Arabia says there is no room for mediation in the kingdom's escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, days after Riyadh abruptly cut ties with Ottawa over its criticism of the Saudi crackdown on dissent.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday companies should be listened to but stopped short of condemning her foreign minister who, according to accounts of remarks at a private event, used foul language to criticize business concerns over Brexit.