Qatar will not alter its relations with Iran and Turkey in a sign that it has made few concessions after securing a deal with Saudi Arabia and its allies to end a bitter dispute between the rival Persian Gulf Arab states.
British and European Union negotiators made a last-ditch effort on Monday to bridge stubborn differences standing in the way of a post-Brexit trade deal, but they had at best 48 hours left to avoid a disorderly parting of ways at the end of this month.
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator told member states’ envoys on Wednesday that negotiations on a trade deal with Britain were reaching “a make-or-break moment”, and they urged him not to be rushed into an unsatisfactory agreement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hailed Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's "courage" in agreeing to a peace deal over Nagorno-Karabakh that triggered a backlash against the leader at home.
The European Union and Britain remain at odds in last-ditch trade talks over fishing rights, guarantees of fair competition and ways to solve future disputes, even though they are very close to agreement on other issues, EU diplomats said on Friday.
The European Union on Wednesday voiced “resolute commitment” to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying the full implementation of the landmark accord is “essential”.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected media reports that talks with China on a major economic and security partnership agreement has been suspended until results of the November 3 presidential elections in the US are known.