6. Iran, Turkiye call for `regional conference` to avert spread of unrest
Turkiye and Iran on Wednesday called for a regional conference aimed at averting the spread of unrest into the Middle East.
Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian a day after Iran`s top diplomat met Hamas leaders in Qatar
7. S. Arabia tells US it still wants `normalisation` with Israel, but links talks to `ceasefire`
Saudi Arabia has reassured the Biden administration that it`s still interested in pursuing a potential agreement to normalise relations with Israel after the crisis in Gaza ends, the White House said.
The visiting Saudi Defence Minister Khalid bin Salman met White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Monday and their talks focused on the crisis in Gaza as sides affirmed the urgent need to increase humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians, the White House said
8. Bolivia cuts ties with Israel over Gaza crisis
Bolivia said on Tuesday it was severing diplomatic ties with Israel over its `disproportionate` attacks in Gaza, as two other Latin American countries recalled their ambassadors over the mounting humanitarian crisis.
Bolivia `has decided to cut diplomatic relations with the State of Israel, in repudiation and condemnation of the aggressive and disproportionate Israeli military offensive being carried out in the Gaza Strip, deputy foreign minister Freddy Mamani told a press conference
9. UK, US, China sign safety pledge at AI summit
Countries, including the UK, United States and China, on Wednesday agreed the `need for international action` as political and tech leaders gathered for the world`s first summit on artificial intelligence (AI) safety.
The UK government kicked off the two-day event at Bletchley Park, north of London, by publishing the `Bletchley Declaration` signed by 28 countries and the European Union
10. De Kock, Van der Dussen centuries help South Africa thump NZ
Quinton de Kock smashed his fourth century of the World Cup and Rassie van der Dussen also hit a ton as semifinals-bound South Africa sealed a comprehensive 190-run victory over New Zealand on Wednesday for their sixth win in seven matches.
New Zealand were left needing a rescue act after collapsing to 90-5 inside 19 overs while chasing 358, with only Will Young (33) and Daryl Mitchell (24) offering any resistance, but South Africa did not relent and dismissed them for 167 in 35.3 overs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune
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