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Brazil police arrest German diplomat for allegedly killing husband
World

Brazil police arrest German diplomat for allegedly killing husband

Uwe Herbert Hahn told authorities that his husband, Belgian national Walter Henri Maximilien Biot, had taken ill Friday night, after which he collapsed and fatally hit his head

Atul Keshap appointed interim envoy to India: Old state department hand has an Indian connection
India

Atul Keshap appointed interim envoy to India: Old state department hand has an Indian connection

The 50-year-old Indian-American career diplomat will be departing for New Delhi to serve as Charge d''Affaires, ad interim, following the retirement of Ambassador Daniel Smith

NIA puts former Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddique on 'wanted' list, to seek INTERPOL RCN against him and three others
India

NIA puts former Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddique on 'wanted' list, to seek INTERPOL RCN against him and three others

Over a month after filing a chargesheet against Amir Zubair Siddique aka Boss, the National Investigation Agency has put the former Pakistani diplomat on its 'wanted' list

Harassment of Indian diplomats reflects ascendance of Pakistan Army, pettiness of intelligence agencies
India

Harassment of Indian diplomats reflects ascendance of Pakistan Army, pettiness of intelligence agencies

The present outbreak of violence can therefore be laid at the door of two factors. First, the fact that under the virtual rule of the Pakistan Army, intelligence agencies are being allowed full freedom to act according to their own departmental interests. This is apparent in the pettiness involved – which includes denying the ambassador membership of the Islamabad Club – which smacks of decision making at very junior levels. Second, the incidents also highlight the slow but sure fall of the country’s governance structures into a state where they find anarchical behaviour not in the least unusual or worthy of comment.

India-Pakistan diplomatic spat: Islamabad bullies New Delhi, plays victim card while we bumble into false equivalence
India

India-Pakistan diplomatic spat: Islamabad bullies New Delhi, plays victim card while we bumble into false equivalence

The recent diplomatic spat with Pakistan may not be a big setback for India, but it shows how its communication game is still stuck in the Cold War-era.

Pakistan releases new Kulbhushan Jadhav video; prisoner alleges that Indian diplomats were shouting at wife, mother
India

Pakistan releases new Kulbhushan Jadhav video; prisoner alleges that Indian diplomats were shouting at wife, mother

Pakistan released another video of Kulbhushan Jadhav on Thursday. This is the first video released after his wife and mother met him in Pakistan.

UN diplomat Eenam Gambhir's mobile phone snatched in Rohini area in New Delhi
India

UN diplomat Eenam Gambhir's mobile phone snatched in Rohini area in New Delhi

Bike-borne men snatched the mobile of Eenam Gambhir, the first Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, police said on Monday

Indian consul-general's house robbed in South Africa; criminals threatened his wife, held five-year-old son at gunpoint
World

Indian consul-general's house robbed in South Africa; criminals threatened his wife, held five-year-old son at gunpoint

The government said that it has taken up with authorities in South Africa the case of armed robbery at the Indian Consul General's residence in the city of Durban.

IAF Marshall Arjan Singh passes away: Sonia Gandhi offers condolences on death of 'outstanding diplomat'
India

IAF Marshall Arjan Singh passes away: Sonia Gandhi offers condolences on death of 'outstanding diplomat'

Congress president Sonia Gandhi condoled the death of 1965 war hero Marshal Arjan Singh, describing him as an outstanding soldier and a diplomat who led from the front

NSA Ajit Doval meets Yang Jiechi: All you need to know about China's state councillor
World

NSA Ajit Doval meets Yang Jiechi: All you need to know about China's state councillor

Doval's meeting with Yang assumes significance as both he is also a the designated Special Representative for border talks between the two countries.

UN chief appoints Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov to lead counter-terror unit
World

UN chief appoints Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov to lead counter-terror unit

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appointed one of Moscow's veteran diplomats to head a newly created UN Counterterrorism Office

Pakistan: Afghan diplomat shot dead at consulate in Karachi
World

Pakistan: Afghan diplomat shot dead at consulate in Karachi

An Afghan diplomat was shot dead on Monday by a guard at the Afghan consulate in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi in a personal dispute, officials said.

Indian-American charged for attempting to kill US diplomat in Mexico
World

Indian-American charged for attempting to kill US diplomat in Mexico

An Indian-American, who was extradited from Mexico to the US for allegedly opening fire on an American diplomat, has been charged with attempted murder of "an internationally protected person", officials have said.

Turkey tells U.S. that cleric Gulen was behind Russian diplomat's killing
| Reuters
World

Turkey tells U.S. that cleric Gulen was behind Russian diplomat's killing | Reuters

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Ankara and Moscow believe followers of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen were behind the killing of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov, ministry sources said on Tuesday.Ankara has also accused Gulen of orchestrating a failed coup in July, a charge the cleric denies.

Unacceptable challenges to free speech will arise if people are kept off the internet
News & Analysis

Unacceptable challenges to free speech will arise if people are kept off the internet

Keeping people off the web would create "unacceptable" challenges to freedom of speech and commerce, a US diplomat said here on Thursday, underlining the need for every country to develop a culture of cyber security.

African diplomatic community seeks strong action against death of Congolese student in Delhi
India

African diplomatic community seeks strong action against death of Congolese student in Delhi

The death of a Congolese national in New Delhi earlier this month is snowballing into a major controversy with the African diplomatic community on Tuesday deciding to stay away from this year's Africa Day celebrations and seeking strong action on the part of the Indian government.

We were raped every night, say Nepali women rescued from Saudi diplomat's house
India

We were raped every night, say Nepali women rescued from Saudi diplomat's house

Speaking to Firstpost, the two Nepali women rescued from the residence of a Saudi diplomat – the First Secretary at the Embassy - on Monday night, revealed what they went through in four months.

US committed to pursue justice for 26/11 victims, says Indian-American diplomat
World

US committed to pursue justice for 26/11 victims, says Indian-American diplomat

The US is committed to pursuing justice on behalf of the victims of the 2008 Mumbai attack no matter how "arduous" the task is, a top Indian-origin American diplomat has said.

Iran framework deal would only be step in talks - diplomat
World

Iran framework deal would only be step in talks - diplomat

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Even if Iran and six powers can reach a framework nuclear deal by the end of this month, further serious negotiations would be needed to achieve a full agreement by June 30, a senior European diplomat said on Friday. Iran and the six powers resume talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, next week, in search of an agreement to curb Iran's most sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years in exchange for a gradual end to sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The six powers -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- aim to complete the framework of a final nuclear deal by the end of March and reach a full agreement by June 30

Diplomat in Sri Lanka had completed term, wasn't recalled: MEA
World

Diplomat in Sri Lanka had completed term, wasn't recalled: MEA

The MEA spokesperson slammed "unnamed sources" quoted in the news report for saying that the RAW agent was recalled after complaints that he had worked with Sri Lanka's opposition parties to agree on a joint contender for the election.