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De Mistura to succeed Brahimi as Syria envoy: Diplomats

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:25

Staffan de Mistura, a veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat who has served previously in Afghanistan and Iraq, is to become the new UN envoy to Syria, diplomats said on wednesday.

US Mideast envoy quits after attempt at peace deal

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 20:17

US special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk is resigning after nearly a year of unsuccessful efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

US Mideast envoy quits after attempt at peace deal

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 20:17

US special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk is resigning after nearly a year of unsuccessful efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

India`s envoys from neigbouring countries to meet Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 16:23

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh has summoned all Indian heads of mission in the South Asian neighbourhood for a day-long conclave in the capital Monday, official sources said Sunday.

Iraqi envoy says any help from Indian govt welcome as Indians continue to be stranded

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 14:22

Even as the Iraqi government is yet to make a headway to secure the release of 40 abducted Indians, the envoy of the crisis-hit country on Saturday said that the country is open to suggestions or help from the Indian government.

UN envoy Brown vows new school for kidnapped Nigerian girls

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 04:16

UN education envoy Gordon Brown has pledged that a school from where more than 200 girls were kidnapped by Islamist militants will be rebuilt, as he visited Nigeria for talks on boosting security. Britain`s former prime minister met President Goodluck Jonathan and Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as part of his "Safe School Initiative" unveiled in May, which aims to help hundreds of schools hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Norway peace envoy keen to testify on Sri Lanka war: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 15:34

A top Norwegian peace envoy said he is willing to testify to any international war crimes investigation over alleged rights abuses during Sri Lanka`s separatist conflict, a report said Sunday.

Sushma Swaraj to hold talks with Chinese Foreign Minister on Sunday

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 20:35

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is coming here as Special Envoy of President Xi Jinping, will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on Sunday.

Obama to name first US envoy to Somalia in 20 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 23:49

President Barack Obama is set to name the first American ambassador to Somalia since the start of the brutal civil war more than 20 years ago, a top diplomat said Tuesday.

Myanmar hands over Bangladesh paramilitary soldier`s body

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 05:31

Myanmar`s border force Saturday handed over the body of a paramilitary troop who was killed in Wednesday`s firing on Bangladesh paramilitary personnel.

Pakistan ready to welcome Narendra Modi: Pak envoy

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 17:58

Pakistan today said it was looking forward to a visit by Narendra Modi as Indian Prime Minister and hoped that the two countries would resolve "differences and disputes" through an early dialogue.

Syria welcomes UN envoy exit as peace hopes dim

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 21:27

Syria welcomed Wednesday the resignation of UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, as hopes for a resumption of peace talks dimmed ahead of a controversial election expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office.