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Number of Japanese living in China drops 10 pc amid island row

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 15:02

The number of Japanese living in China fell more than 10 per cent in 2013, figures showed, amid flaring nationalism and a dispute over the ownership of an island chain.

Japan looks into report Japanese detained in Syria

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 06:46

Japan is looking into reports that a Japanese man may have been detained possibly by militants in Syria, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

95 percent of registered Syrian expats voted in embassies: Committee

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 05:48

Syria`s electoral commission said on Saturday that 95 percent of registered expatriate voters took part in a presidential election expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power, state media said.

Sudan mother facing apostasy death sentence to be freed soon: Official

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 01:56

A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be "freed within days", a foreign ministry official told AFP on Saturday.

Ten Chadians killed in southern Libya: Ministry

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 03:08

Ten Chadian nationals have been gunned down in southern Libya by attackers in military uniform, the Chadian foreign ministry said Thursday.

Hackers break into Brazil foreign ministry email system

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 07:44

Hackers penetrated Brazil`s foreign ministry internal email system but failed to get access to confidential government documents and cables, a ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

Cuba protests terror designation on latest US list

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 02:36

Havana is protesting its continued inclusion on the US government`s latest list of "state sponsors of terrorism."

Staff strike forces Israeli embassies to shut worldwide

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 02:08

Israeli foreign ministry workers began a general strike Sunday, effectively shutting down all diplomatic services in Israel and around 103 foreign missions abroad.

Iran summons Bahraini envoy over minister`s remarks

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 02:26

Iran Foreign Ministry summoned Bahrain`s charge d`affaires to protest what it called "unfounded anti-Iran allegations" by the foreign minister of the Persian Gulf country.

Baghdad bombs, one near Foreign Ministry, kill 19

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 14:02

Three explosions in Baghdad, including a car bomb opposite the foreign ministry, killed 19 people on Wednesday, the latest in the worst surge of violence in nearly six years.

Libya says all chemical weapons destroyed

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 03:51

Libya`s Foreign Ministry says the country`s caches of chemical weapons, including bombs and artillery shells filled with mustard gas, have been completely destroyed.

New Indian envoy to China presents his credentials

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 00:53

Ashok K Kantha, the new Indian ambassador to China, has presented his credentials at the Chinese Foreign Ministry.