China’s president Xi Jinping: “Terrorism has become the most serious and pressing security challenge for us.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Xi Jinping has strongly condemned Friday’s terror attacks that shook Paris, and called on the international community to support China’s ba(...)

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi speaking during a joint press conference with General Tanasak Patimapragorn of Thailand. Photograph: EPA

The foreign minister for the Thai junta, Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn, professed to having a crush on his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi while sharing a po(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (C) is pictured during an Iran nuclear talks meeting with the Iranian foreign minister in Vienna on Friday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

The UN nuclear watchdog could issue a report on its investigation into past Iranian research suspected of being linked to nuclear weapons development(...)

US navy crewman points to a computer screen purportedly showing Chinese construction on the reclaimed land of Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photograph: US navy/Handout/Reuters

China is close to completing a 3,000m-long airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new (...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi: ‘I hope that all sides can work hard together, meet each other halfway and create conditions to resume the six-party talks.’ Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

China has urged the six countries involved in talks about North Korea’s nuclear programme to make a concerted effort to create conditions to resume(...)

The tower of an airstrip at Thitu island (Pag-asa) in the disputed Spratly islands. The US was critical when China unilaterally declared an air defence identification zone over disputed waters in the East China Sea in 2013. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

The US navy says that China is building a “great wall of sand” in the South China Sea, and this is raising serious questions about its intentions i(...)

Searching  for a deal ....  US secretary of state John Kerry looks at the view of Lake Geneva from his hotel room as the Iran nuclear talks continue, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Major powers and Iran were closer to a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran’s nuclear programme as marathon talks ran into Wednesday, but they hit (...)

A journalist naps after Iran nuclear program talks extended into the early morning at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Pool/Getty Images 1:28

China’s foreign minister said there was “significant progress in core issues” in Iran talks to reach an outline accord reining in Tehran’s nuclear pro(...)

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L), US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (2nd L), US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (2nd R) wait to start a meeting with  Iranian officials in Lausanne. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their dea(...)

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius (centre) and director-general for political and security affairs at the French foreign ministry Nicolas de Riviere (right) attend a working session with their team  during Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary de(...)