US Secretary of State Blinken and Russian FM Lavrov meet in Geneva in a high-stakes bid to defuse tensions, with the West fearing that Moscow will invade Ukraine despite warnings of severe reprisals.
Washington will provide an additional $200 million in defensive military aid to Kiev as part of American efforts to help Ukraine protect itself.
Ankara advises both sides to "refrain from any kind of military engagement", Turkiye’s presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin says.
Members of the NATO alliance are meeting with Russian officials in Brussels and more talks are planned at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna on Thursday.
Turkey's top diplomat reiterates possibility of direct talks with Greece over eastern Mediterranean conflict, warning dialogue can come with preconditions if Athens forces Ankara's hand.
Kim Yeon-chul, South Korea's point man for relations with the North, resigned over heightened tensions on the peninsula days after Pyongyang blew up its liaison office with the South.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's statement comes hours after US President Donald Trump said he was willing to have talks with Iran.
Relations between Iran and the US have never recovered from the aftermath of the Islamic revolution when more than 50 Americans were held hostage in the US embassy for 444 days.
The stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up tension between the neighbours.
Pyongyang conducted intercontinental ballistic missiles tests on Friday to prove its ability to strike America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from US President Donald Trump.
The international body urged Kim Jong-un's regime to stop ballistic missile tests and threatened further sanctions if it failed to do so.
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