Saudi consul released after three years as hostage in Yemen

A Saudi Arabian diplomat returned to Riyadh on Monday after he was released by kidnappers in Yemen where he spent three years as a hostage, the kingdom`s Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by state media. 

EU urges two-state capital in Jerusalem as tensions soar after police killing of Arab-Israeli

Europe`s top diplomat on Saturday called for a Palestinian state sharing Jerusalem as its capital with Israel, hours after the police killing of an Arab-Israeli further fanned tensions.

Israeli diplomat attack: Delhi HC reserves order on pleas of accused

The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on two pleas of an accused in the 2002 Israeli diplomat attack case, seeking direction to constitute more than one special NIA court here.

Israel pulls diplomats from Turkey after missions attacked

Israel on Friday ordered some of its diplomatic staff in Turkey to leave the country for security reasons, after protesters angered by its assault on Gaza sought to storm Israeli embassy buildings.

Turkey top diplomat to visit Uzbekistan for first time in 13 years

Turkey`s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday he would visit the Central Asian state of Uzbekistan this week, the first such trip by the top Turkish diplomat in 13 years amid efforts to improve troubled relations.

Next round of P5+1 and Iran talks in Vienna on July 2

The next round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries (comprising the US, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany) would be held in Vienna on July 2, a top US diplomat has said.

Senior US diplomat to take part in Iran nuclear talks this week

The No. 2 US diplomat will travel to Vienna this week to take part in talks over Iran`s nuclear program, the State Department said on Sunday.

Russia troops pulling back, but `danger` remains: Kerry

Russian troops massed on Ukraine`s borders are moving back toward Moscow, but there are still "danger signs," US Secretary of State John Kerry said late Thursday.

Pakistan court directs police to file charges against FBI agent

Pakistani court today directed police to file formal charges by May 19 against an FBI agent arrested on anti-terrorism charges over carrying ammunition while trying to board a flight here.

Arrested FBI agent doesn``t enjoy diplomatic immunity: Pakistan

The Pakistan foreign ministry Thursday said an employee of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested this week for carrying ammunition does not enjoy diplomatic immunity.

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over visa denial to 500 pilgrims

Pakistan today summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baghlay to lodged a protest over denial of visas to 500 Pakistani pilgrims to visit the famed shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer.

Aid failing to reach crisis hit Syria, UN chief condemns the officials

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos told the Security Council on Wednesday only 12 percent of Syrians in "hard to reach areas" have received aid, despite a UN resolution, diplomats said.

Terrorists who attacked diplomat be made accountable: Israel

Israel demanded that the terrorists who attacked one of its diplomats in New Delhi two years ago must be made "accountable".

Kidnappers seize Egypt diplomat in Libya

Kidnappers seized an Egyptian diplomat in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, Libya`s foreign ministry said.

Ex-Blatter aide Champagne to stand for FIFA presidency

Sepp Blatter`s former right-hand man Jerome Champagne declared his bid to succeed his ex-boss as FIFA president at a news conference on Monday.

India, US commit to move forward post Devyani case

Notwithstanding the "challenging" past few weeks for bilateral ties, India and the US have pledged to work on a broad range of issues including defence, counter-terrorism and civil nuclear cooperation.

US judge denies Devyani Khobragade`s request to extend Jan 13 hearing

A federal judge has denied a request by a lawyer for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade to delay proceedings in a visa fraud case that has tossed the ties between India and the US around.

Ex-envoy Hardeep Puri joins BJP

Career diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri, who recently retired as India`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on Thursday joined BJP.

Bahrain diplomat booked for molestation, verbal abuse

Amid the row over Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade`s arrest in the US, a Bahrainian envoy has been booked here for allegedly molesting the woman manager of his housing society, police said on Wednesday.

Diplomat replaces scandal-hit cardinal for top Vatican post

The Vatican began a new chapter on Tuesday with scandal-hit cardinal Tarcisio Bertone stepping down as right-hand man to Pope Francis and replaced by veteran diplomat Pietro Parolin.