India is planning to restructure its foreign service and increase the number of entry-level officers. But will the South Asian nation approach the recruitment drive in the most effective way possible?
South Africa has invited Vladimir Putin to the BRICS summit. But with an international arrest warrant out for the Russian president, it faces arresting Putin if he comes. It's trying to avoid that at all costs.
Riyadh and Ottawa said the decision to restore "full" diplomatic ties came after high-level talks in November last year. Ties were severed in 2018 after Canada called on Saudi Arabia to release arrested activists.
A Beijing-brokered deal between rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia marks major diplomatic progress which could reshape relations across the region which has witnessed decades of conflict and violence.