U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan aboard a U.S. military aircraft late on Tuesday, the first such visit in 25 years and one that risks pushing relations between Washington and Beijing to a new low.
Samoa signed a bilateral agreement with China on Saturday, promising "greater collaboration" as Beijing's foreign minister continues a tour of the South Pacific that has sparked concern among Western allies.
China said it conducted military drills around Taiwan on Friday as a U.S. congressional delegation visited the island in a show of support, with Beijing blaming the lawmakers for raising tensions with their "provocative" trip.
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.
President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi is set to arrive in Moscow today on a state visit for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The trip that comes hot on the heels of Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s visit to China last week, is a striking example of Iran’s “Look to the East” policy under the incumbent government. Raeisi’s visit and his meeting with Putin, along with MoUs and agreements that are expected to be signed, are assessed to be of critical importance for Iran, both politically and economically. In an exclusive interview with Iran Daily, head of the Iran-Russia parliamentary friendship group Ebrahim Rezaei said the Raeisi administration seeks to “diversify Iran's foreign policy portfolio”. The interview follows: