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Foreign Affairs

China warns South Korea about closer ties with U.S., Japan

China cautioned South Korea on Monday about its deepening relations with the United States and Japan, stressing the increasing strain in Beijing-Seoul ties and urging against additional pressure on the relationship from...

G7 top diplomats to seek de-escalation amid Iran-Israel crisis

The Group of Seven foreign ministers are expected to call for de-escalation in the Middle East in a joint statement to be issued at the end of their meeting in Italy on...

International leaders condemn Ecuador after police break into the Mexican Embassy in Quito

The global condemnation of Ecuador’s government for its decision to break into the Mexican Embassy snowballed Sunday with more presidents and other leaders expressing disapproval, shock and dismay. The...

Indonesian president-elect visits China after decade of close ties

BEIJING: Indonesia’s President-elect Prabowo Subianto is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday for high-level talks, less than two months after winning the race to lead Southeast Asia’s...

US and Israeli defense chiefs to meet Tuesday as tensions rise over Gaza

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will meet with Israel’s minister of defense on Tuesday and discuss ways to defeat Hamas other than conducting a ground invasion of the southern Gaza city of Rafah,...

Biden revives the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, but is he serious?

For decades, the United States has defended, with greater or lesser effort, the two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. In the wake of the Gaza war, President Joe Biden...

South Korea mulls “future-oriented” statement with Japan for anniversary

A senior South Korean official anticipates that leaders of South Korea and Japan may issue a joint statement incorporating future-oriented commitments when the two countries commemorate the 60th anniversary of the normalization...

India says some of its citizens have been duped into working for the Russian...

NEW DELHI — Indian authorities on Friday said they are in talks with Russia’s government about the return of Indian citizens who were duped into working for the Russian army, a...

Turkey’s Erdogan offers to host a peace summit with Russia during a visit from...

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose NATO-member country has sought to balance its close relations with both Ukraine and Russia, offered during a visit Friday from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to host...

Malaysian prime minister urges US and China cooperation in Asia-Pacific

MELBOURNE, Australia — Malaysia’s prime minister said Thursday that the United States has become more “transactional,” using rewards and punishments to achieve aims with other countries, and should be encouraged to enhance...