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1% TCS on cash buy not to apply on embassies, UN bodies, Govt depts

1% TCS on cash buy not to apply on embassies, UN bodies, Govt depts

Government department, embassies, consulates and UN bodies will be among those exempted from the levy of 1 percent tax collection at source (TCS) on cash purchases of above Rs 2 lakh, CBDT said Monday.

US, Cuba to hold embassy talks next Thursday: State Department

American and Cuban officials will meet on May 21 to discuss reopening embassies and tackle broader migration, security and environmental issues, the US State Department said Thursday.

US, Cuba to meet in coming weeks on reopening embassies

The United States and Cuba will hold a new meeting in coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Wednesday.

UAE, Spain shut embassies in Yemen capital

 The United Arab Emirates and Spain said Saturday they had suspended operations at their embassies in Yemen following a Shiite militia takeover that has prompted an exodus of foreign diplomats.

Germany, Italy close Yemen embassies

Germany and Italy said today they had temporarily closed their embassies in Yemen and were pulling staff out because of ongoing violence in the troubled country.

No date set to reopen US, Cuba embassies: Officials

US and Cuban officials did not set dates to reopen their embassies during historic talks Thursday but agreed to meet again on the issue, US and Cuban officials said.

US, Cuba seek to reopen embassies in historic talks

Cuban officials sat down Thursday with the highest-level US delegation to visit Havana in 35 years for landmark talks on reopening embassies and thawing long frozen ties.

Hackers break into Brazil foreign ministry email system

Hackers penetrated Brazil`s foreign ministry internal email system but failed to get access to confidential government documents and cables, a ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka to shut some embassies in Europe

The Sri Lankan government has decided to shut down some of its embassies in Europe, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.

Ireland to close embassies to Vatican, 2 others

Ireland denied that its deteriorating ties with the Catholic Church played a role in its choice of cuts.

US, UN condemn Syria after embassies attacked

Tensions between the US and Syria have risen sharply over the past few days.

Anarchists claim responsibility for Rome bombs

Parcel bombs wounded two people at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome.

Parcel bombs target German, Italian leaders, embassies

Greece halted foreign mail deliveries
after nearly a dozen small parcel bombs were discovered addressed to the leaders of France, Germany and Italy and
foreign embassies in Athens.

Embassies of 10 countries in China cover Japan

Ten countries, including eight in Africa, do not have embassies in Japan and their embassies in China take charge of diplomatic operations involving Japan.

Yemen`s al Qaeda deputy chief urges new attacks

The deputy chief of al Qaeda`s offshoot in Yemen has called for attacks on Saudi Arabia and US interests in the region.

Yemen arrests man who threatened embassies: Ministry

Yemeni security forces have arrested a man in Sana’a who had threatened to blow up foreign embassies and assassinate Yemeni leaders, the Defence Ministry`s news website said on Saturday.

Yemen captures key Qaeda chief as embassies reopen

Yemeni security forces, under US pressure to rein in extremists, Wednesday captured a key Al-Qaeda leader believed to be behind threats that saw foreign embassies in Sanaa closing their doors, police said.

French & British embassies reopen in Yemen

The French embassy in Sanaa reopened Wednesday after being closed for two days due to the threat of an al-Qaida attack, a diplomat at the mission said.

Yemen kills militants it says threatened embassies

Yemeni forces on Monday killed at least two al Qaeda militants they said were behind a threat that forced the U.S. and European embassies to close, as concern grew about the poor Arab country`s stability.

Yemen tightens security around embassies, airport

Security has been ratcheted up around the airport and foreign embassies in Sana’a, Yemeni officials said on Monday, amid fears of strikes by an al Qaeda branch linked to a botched attack on a US airliner.