The Taliban will hold talks with Western officials in Oslo next week on humanitarian aid and human rights in their first official visit to the West since returning to power, the Norwegian and Taliban governments said Friday.
As the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal prepare to continue negotiations in the Austrian capital to revive the pact, Iran dismissed attempts by the United States to set a deadline for the Vienna negotiations to bear fruit, calling it "fabricated".
Special envoys from Turkey and Armenia met in Moscow on Friday for a first round of meetings aimed at ending decades of bitterness between their countries and establishing diplomatic ties. Both countries said the meeting was conducted in a “positive and constructive atmosphere”.
Russia said on Tuesday it was not optimistic after a first round of talks with the United States on the Ukraine crisis and would not allow its demands for security guarantees from the West to become mired in tortuous negotiations.