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.

Bahrain withdraws diplomats from Iraq

Bahrain on Monday recalled its envoy from Iraq as Al Qaeda-backed militant groups have consolidated their positions and are moving close to Baghdad.

Japan, South Korea diplomats to meet Thursday

Senior officials from Japan and South Korea will meet in Tokyo on Thursday in a bid to smooth over a badly ruffled relationship.

Philippines diplomats charged with nanny trafficking

Canadian federal police laid charges Friday against two Philippines diplomats for alleged human trafficking involving the exploitation of the couple`s nanny.

No progress at UN in Iran-US envoy row

Iran brought its simmering row with the United States over its proposed UN ambassador to United Nations headquarters today but failed to make any headway.

Rwanda, South Africa expel diplomats amid shooting row

South Africa and Rwanda issued tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions on Friday, as a row escalated over the attempted assassination of an exiled Rwandan general in Johannesburg.

Sri Lanka accuses diplomats of interfering in its affairs

The Sri Lankan government Sunday accused some diplomats of interfering in the country`s domestic affairs, Xinhua reported.

India and US mishandled the Devyani case: Ex-diplomats

The diplomatic row between US and India over the arrest of an Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was mishandled by both countries and it is high time to move forward and find a diplomatic resolution, two former American diplomats have said.

Pentagon evacuates diplomats, allies from Sudan

The Pentagon says it flew 120 US diplomats and others out of South Sudan today because of continuing violence in the African nation.

Japan fears losing diplomatic buffet battle to China

Belt-tightening in Japan`s diplomatic service is cutting the quality of canapés on offer abroad, the foreign ministry has said, leading to fears Tokyo is losing the battle of the buffets to Beijing.

Iran expands nuke technology: Diplomats

Diplomats say Iran is moving ahead to update a program the West fears could be used to make nuclear weapons, in a blow to years of high-level diplomacy aimed at stopping it from doing so.

Ex-ambassadors urge US, Russia to mend rift

The US and Russia should overcome their cold spell by focusing on their common economic and security challenges, former diplomats to Moscow and Washington said Tuesday.

US expels two Venezuelan diplomats

The Obama administration has expelled two Venezuelan diplomats, further setting back US efforts to repair relations with the Latin American country after President Hugo Chavez`s death.

Diplomats concerned over ongoing political crisis in Nepal

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad said the task of institutionalising democracy was a great challenge for Nepal.

Foreign diplomat falls prey to thieves in Delhi

A foreign diplomat has become the
victims of thieves in the capital while attending a
pre-Christmas party at an embassy here, police said today.

NATO extends Libya mission by 90 days: Diplomats

Forces loyal to ousted strongman Muammar Gaddafi
still pose a threat to civilians.

‘US forces Pak to ease restrictions on diplomats’

Pak`s most recent move was to restrict US diplomats` ability to travel freely within the
country.

US talking to Pak over free movement of diplomats

US has said it is in talks
with Pakistan over the free movement of its diplomats in that
country, following reports that US Ambassador Cameron Munter
was stopped at Islamabad Airport over travel permit issues.