Iran's defence minister has said he is "certain" the UN Security Council will not take any action over its ballistic missile tests despite calls from Western powers.
Azerbaijan has announced a "unilateral ceasefire" in fighting with Armenian forces over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will visit the United States from Monday 4 April to Thursay 7 April 2016.
President Obama and more than 50 world leaders convened in Washington in an attempt to reach global cooperation on securing nuclear weapons materials.
Despite a huge rise in Iran’s oil exports, the pace of output growth seems to be much less than that of exports. In the meantime, the main part of oil output is expected to come from old fields rather than the new ones.
The controversial Russian-German pipeline project Nord Stream 2 will weaken the European Union’s energy security, and Brexit would set back the shared interests of the USA, UK and EU, a senior official in the Obama administration has warned.
Russia has reacted angrily to Nato plans to move some 4,000 troops to the Eastern part of the European Union. At the same time Russia is boycotting the Nuclear Security Summit which got under way on Thursday in Washington, despite the participation of a number of Central Asian leaders. Analysts say with Russia absent, the US will likely use the opportunity to try and expand its influence with former states of the Soviet Union.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic met in Moscow on Thursday with Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev said during the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) that “Asia is turning into the main platform of global international relations and Kazakhstan is ready to play a role of a transit hub between Europe and Asia due to its unique location.”
In the wake of any shocking event, national governments and officials of the European Union invariably call for more cooperation between member states to prevent anything similar happening in the future. The response to the March 22 terrorist attacks in Brussels has been no different.