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AseanPlus News 10 Sep 2016 | 8:58 AM Premium

Fiji foreign minister loses job during Pacific forum

WELLINGTON: Fiji’s foreign minister Inoke Kubuabola, filling in for Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at this weekend’s Pacific Islands Forum in Micronesia, confirmed Saturday he has lost his job in a cabinet shake-up.

AseanPlus News 10 May 2017 | 1:44 PM Premium

Former Chinese foreign minister Qian dies aged 89

Beijing (AFP) -Former Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen, who rebuilt relations with the international community after the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died at the age of 89, state media said Wednesday.

Nation 15 Apr 2016 | 1:05 AM Premium

Donation to Najib came from Saudi Arabia, confirms foreign minister

ISTANBUL: Saudi's foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir has confirmed that the donation to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak came from Saudi Arabia.

India 17 Nov 2016 | 7:58 AM Premium

India's foreign minister suffers kidney failure

New Delhi (AFP) - India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday that she is being treated for kidney failure and undergoing tests for a possible transplant.

World 17 Feb 2019 | 9:56 PM Premium

Netanyahu gives up role as Israel's foreign minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday handed over his role as foreign minister to intelligence minister Israel Katz, giving up the portfolio he has held since 2015.

India 07 Dec 2015 | 11:24 AM Premium

India's foreign minister to visit Pakistan for first time since 2012

NEW DELHI: Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold talks with Pakistan on Wednesday (Dec 9), the first visit by India's top diplomat to its rival in three years, part of efforts to restart a peace dialogue plagued by militant attacks and distrust.

World 07 Dec 2015 | 4:39 PM Premium

India's foreign minister to visit Pakistan for first time since 2012

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold talks with Pakistan on Wednesday, the first visit by India's top diplomat to its rival in three years, part of efforts to restart a peace dialogue plagued by militant attacks and distrust.Swaraj will lead an Indian delegation to Islamabad for talks on Afghanistan, India's foreign ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said on his Twitter page.

AseanPlus News 31 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Thailand foreign minister: the job nobody wants

THE new Thai foreign minister, whoever is appointed, will face many complicated and difficult tasks as the previous government has left some 'hot potatoes' for whoever takes up the senior ministerial post.

World 28 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Veteran Juppe named new French foreign minister

PARIS (Reuters) - Veteran politician Alain Juppe was appointed France's foreign minister on Sunday after Michele Alliot-Marie quit over a series of gaffes that damaged the government at a crucial time for relations with North Africa.

World 12 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

New Peru foreign minister triggers PM's exit

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo named his most controversial ally as foreign minister on Thursday, triggering the resignation of his premier and housing minister and plunging the government into a new crisis.