US seeks to defuse diplomatic spat with Turkey

Turkey had earlier summoned US ambassador to Ankara, infuriated by conditionality of initial US statement. The United States has attempted to de-escalate a diplomatic dispute with NATO ally Turkey, which had earlier summoned the US ambassador about a statement on the killing of 13 kidnapped Turks in Iraq. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had lashed […]

India to ship COVID-19 vaccines to Canada as diplomatic tension eases

ROME: Top Italian Catholic clergy and politicians have been paying tribute to the imam of the city of Perugia, who died aged 72 from COVID-19. Abdel Qader Mohamad, a retired medical doctor who had lived in Perugia since the 1970s, was respected by the city’s Muslim community and strived to maintain good relations with the […]

Israel-Kosovo diplomatic ties slammed by Serbia, Turkey

While Serbia criticises Israeli recognition of Kosovo’s statehood, Turkey says Kosovo’s plan to move embassy to Jerusalem violates international law. Serbia’s foreign minister has expressed dismay over Israel’s decision to recognise Kosovo, a former Serbian province whose statehood Belgrade denies, saying officials were “not happy” with the development. The reaction came a day after Israel […]

Pakistani Consulate wins Diplomatic Cricket Championship in Sharjah

Pakistani Consulate wins Diplomatic Cricket Championship in Sharjah

Dubai Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai won the trophy during the 5th Diplomatic Cricket Championship held on January 29 and 30 at Skyline University College Cricket Ground, Sharjah.   During the semi-finals, the South African consulate team defeated the Indian consulate team by seven wickets. The second match was played between the Pakistan Consulate […]

Kosovo, Israel to formally establish diplomatic ties Feb. 1

Author:  AP article author:  AP ID:  1611940846820834900 Fri, 2021-01-29 16:25 PRISTINA, Kosovo: Kosovo’s Foreign Minister on Friday said a formal ceremony will be held next week to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, a “historic moment” in the Balkan country’s history. Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla said she and her Israeli counterpart Gabriel Ashkenazi would hold a virtual ceremony […]

Egypt and Qatar have ‘agreed to resume diplomatic relations’

Egypt’s foreign ministry said official notes had been exchanged with Qatar as both countries agreed to resume ties. Egypt has agreed to resume diplomatic relations with Qatar, the Egyptian foreign ministry said. “The Arab Republic of Egypt and the state of Qatar has exchanged two official notes today, January 20, according to which the two […]

Pompeo removes restrictions on diplomatic contacts with Taiwan

JAKARTA: Indonesian rescuers pulled out body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the Java Sea early Sunday morning, a day after a Boeing 737-500 with 62 people onboard crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, officials said.Officials were hopeful they were honing in on the wreckage of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 after sonar […]

What is behind Mahmoud Abbas’s diplomatic offensive?

Over the past two months, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been actively trying to pull the Palestinian Authority (PA) out of its political isolation. After the results of the US elections became clear in November, hope seems to have come back to Ramallah that the punitive campaign the Trump administration waged against it is now […]

Qatar emir invited to Gulf summit amid diplomatic row

Sheikh Tamim has not yet confirmed whether he will attend the GCC summit in Saudi Arabia on January 5. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) says Qatar’s leader has been invited to the bloc’s summit meeting next week amid efforts to heal rifts between Doha and a Saudi-led alliance. Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al […]