Antony Blinken

UN Security Council to consider urging Gaza ceasefire

The U.N. Security Council meets on Gaza Friday under acute pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and will vote on urging an immediate ceasefire after weeks of ruinous war.

Even though the civilian death toll in the Palestinian territory is mounting and living conditions are described as catastrophic amid Israel's bombardment, the outcome of the session is up in the air.

Gaza contact group to urge US, Canada for immediate ceasefire

The foreign ministers of seven prominent regional countries, including Turkish top diplomat Hakan Fidan, will visit the United States and Canada to urge them for an immediate ceasefire and uninterrupted flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza amid the intensified Israeli offensive against Hamas that has already killed more than 16,000 civilians in the enclave.

Fidan set to meet Blinken in Gaza contact group's visit

Türkiye's top diplomat Hakan Fidan is scheduled to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken as part of a high-profile visit by a delegation jointly designed by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Arab League.

The delegation dubbed "contact group" comprises foreign ministers from Türkiye, Egypt, Qatar, Palestine, Jordan, Indonesia and Nigeria.

Skopje's Diplomatic Tangle: Blinken and Gabriel Depart as Lavrov Arrives

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken left the Macedonian capital late last night, an hour before the arrival of Russia's No. 1 diplomat, Sergey Lavrov. Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mariya Gabriel also left Skopje on Wednesday evening to avoid attending today's OSCE meeting, which is also attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Blinken discusses peace talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held calls with the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders yesterday to discuss stalled peace talks between the Caucasus rivals.

Washington, Brussels and Moscow have all been engaged in diplomatic efforts to normalize relations between the two countries, but a broad peace deal has remained elusive.

Xi has arrived VIDEO

The presidents of the United States of America and China, Joseph Biden and Xi Jinping, will meet today at the Filoli estate, 30 miles south of San Francisco, where they will discuss bilateral and global issues for about four hours, sources familiar with the plan of the meeting told the Voice of America (VOA).

Turkey discussed more aid trucks for Gaza with US Blinken

Turkey discussed increasing the daily number of aid trucks to at least 500 for Gaza with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his visit to Ankara, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

The top US diplomat took a positive approach on the issue during talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, Erdogan said.