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.

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.