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Chinese envoy stresses zero-tolerance against sexual abuse

Zero-tolerance policy must be maintained against sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers, a Chinese envoy to the United Nations (UN) has said.

India downplays US ambassador's remarks advocating free speech in universities

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Syrian envoy lauds Modi for not differentiating between good, bad terror

Syrian envoy Riad Abbas on Saturday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his stand that terrorism cannot be classified into good or bad, even as his country battles the Islamic State terror group's growing footprint that has killed thousands of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.

US names new Syria envoy

 The United States named a new special envoy to Syria on Monday, the third since the war began four years ago, as Washington seeks a political solution to the conflict.

UN envoy Bernardino Leon eyes preliminary Libya deal Thursday

UN envoy Bernardino Leon said Monday he hoped Libya`s rival parliaments would endorse his proposals for a unity government later this week after they failed to do so at the weekend.

UN envoy eyes preliminary Libya deal Thursday

UN envoy Bernardino Leon said Monday he hoped Libya`s rival parliaments would endorse his proposals for a unity government later this week after they failed to do so at the weekend.

Libyan tribes fight over post of envoy to Egypt

 The internationally recognised Libyan government in Tobruk was forced to close the foreign affairs ministry headquarters after two tribes from the same clan exchanged gunfire in a dispute over who would be named ambassador to Egypt.

Lanka to soon name new envoy to India

 Sri Lanka has recalled all non-career diplomats serving as heads of missions abroad who had held their posts before January except the High Commissioner to India with a new envoy to be named shortly.

Saudi envoy to US replaces Saud al-Faisal as FM: Royal decree

Saudi Arabia`s envoy to the United States Adel al-Jubeir was appointed foreign minister on Wednesday, replacing the kingdom`s long-serving Prince Saud al-Faisal, according to a royal decree.

UN envoy to Syria this month to pursue freeze start date

The UN special envoy to Syria will travel to Damascus this month to pursue a start date for a proposed six-week suspension of government airstrikes and artillery shelling in the city of Aleppo, a new report says.

US envoy to Africa`s Great Lakes stepping down

The US special envoy to Africa`s Great Lakes region, Russ Feingold, is stepping down next month amid speculation the former senator may seek to regain his seat in the Senate.

Foreign militants a growing danger on home soil: US envoy

The danger of foreign fighters and self-radicalised individuals who support Islamic State (IS) mounting attacks in their home countries is growing even as the fight against the militants makes progress, a US official said on Wednesday.

Obama passes law to appoint special envoy in Asia

US President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill which calls for appointing a special envoy near East and South Central Asia to promote freedom of religious minorities.

Israel deserves Nobel Prize for `restraint`: Israeli envoy

Israeli soldiers should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for the "unimaginable restraint" they are showing in fighting Hamas, Israel`s ambassador to the US has said, backing his country`s right to self-defence.

US Mideast envoy quits after attempt at peace deal

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

UN envoy Brown vows new school for kidnapped Nigerian girls

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.

Myanmar hands over Bangladesh paramilitary soldier`s body

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

Kidnapped Jordan envoy freed in swap for jihadist

Jordan`s ambassador to Libya has been freed, a month after being kidnapped, and is on his way home Tuesday in an exchange for a jihadist jailed for plotting bomb attacks.

UN chief to send envoy to Nigeria to discuss internal issues

In the wake of recent abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, the UN chief today offered to send a high-level envoy to the country to discuss ways in which the world body can support them in tackling internal challenges.

Pakistan`s new envoy to US to play crucial role in 2014

Pakistan`s new envoy to the US, former Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, is expected to play a key role in steering bilateral ties ahead of the pull-out of foreign troops from war-ravaged Afghanistan.