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Moscow slams growing US 'pressure' on its diplomats

 Russia`s foreign ministry on Tuesday blasted what it termed "pressure" on its US-based diplomats by US intelligence, which it accused of increasingly numerous "recruitment attempts" on Moscow`s diplomatic staff.

Pakistan dismissive of India's decision to withdraw diplomats' kids

Pakistan dismissive of India's decision to withdraw diplomats' kids

Pakistan was on Monday dismissive of India's move to withdraw children of diplomats and High Commission officials from schools in the country, describing it as an 'informal, internal, administrative' arrangement.

Don't derail ties with India with controversial statements on Kashmir, Pak daily urges Islamabad

Don't derail ties with India with controversial statements on Kashmir, Pak daily urges Islamabad

Pakistan was on Monday urged by a leading newspaper not to sour its already precarious relationship with India by making controversial statements on Kashmir.

India, Afghanistan ink pact for visa-free travel by diplomats

The minister also assured Abdullah of government's help in facilitating participation of a strong Afghan contingent in the 12th SAF games to be held in Guwahati and Shillong.

Yemen rescinds expulsion of UN rights official: diplomats

Yemen told the United Nations that it has rescinded its decision to expel the leading UN rights official in the country.

Relatives of US personnel in southern Turkey can leave

The United States on Thursday encouraged the families of troops and diplomats stationed in southern Turkey to leave the country as it ramps up efforts in the fight against Islamic State jihadists.

I-Day: President hosts 'At Home' ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Marking the celebration of India's 69th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday hosted 'At Home' reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

UN Srebrenica vote delayed in bid to avoid Russia veto: Diplomats

A UN Security Council vote on a resolution to condemn the Srebrenica massacre as genocide, marking the 20th anniversary of the mass killing, has been delayed until Wednesday as Britain and the United States try to convince Russia not to veto the commemoration, diplomats said.

Envoys from 152 foreign missions invited for International Yoga Day

Government has invited diplomats from 152 foreign missions in the country for the mega event on June 21 to celebrate the UN-declared International Yoga Day.

Russia slams EU `witch hunt` against its diplomats

Moscow on Wednesday slammed Brussels` decision to limit access to the European parliament to just two Russian envoys as a "witch hunt", with officials urging retaliatory steps.

Iran prepared for all scenarios in nuclear talks: Negotiator

Iran is prepared for "all scenarios" in talks with world powers about curbing its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, its top nuclear negotiator said on Friday when asked what would happen if no final deal was reached by July.

Sri Lanka recalls 50 diplomats from foreign missions

The Sri Lankan foreign ministry has recalled at least 50 diplomats from its missions overseas, an official said Tuesday.

Western diplomats quit crisis-hit Yemen

Western governments evacuated their diplomats from Yemen on Wednesday as conflict deepened in the impoverished Saudi neighbour which has long been on the front line of the war against Al-Qaeda.

Gujarat CM asks diplomats to bring in investment

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Sunday asked Indian diplomats to fulfill Prime Minister's vision of 'Make in India' by playing effective role in bringing investments to the states.

Diplomats meet in Berlin as Ukraine fighting flares

The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met on Wednesday seeking to defuse the conflict in Ukraine, whose president charged that Moscow sent in 9,000 troops to fuel the separatist insurgency.

EU official proposes widening Mideast peace talks body

Diplomats must take a fresh look at the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in the hopes of reviving the negotiations after March elections in Israel, the EU`s foreign policy chief said on Tuesday.

Diplomats of nine countries visit Peshawar school attack site

 Diplomats from nine countries, including France and the UK, on Saturday visited the Peshawar school where the Pakistani Taliban had massacred 150 people, mostly children, last month.

India clears visa-free facility for Albanian diplomatic passport-holders

 Government today gave its nod for signing of an agreement on the abolition of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic and official/service passports between India and Albania.

Algerian diplomats freed after two years' captivity in Mali

Two Algerian diplomats kidnapped in Mali in April 2012 by the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) were freed today, the Algerian foreign ministry announced.

Pak issues security warning to diplomats in Karachi

Pakistan today cautioned Karachi-based foreign diplomats, asking them to be vigilant in view of the sensitive security situation in the nation`s financial hub, a media report said.