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Steven Seagal with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Steven Seagal Calls Himself 'Diplomat' After Visiting Russian Jail

Actor Steven Seagal has called himself a "diplomat" during an appearance on Russian state media, defending his visit to a prisoner of war camp where Ukrainian inmates were last month burned to death.

13 August 2022

First Evacuation Flight Brings 221 Afghans, Many Kids, To US

Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would allow an additional 8,000 visas and $500 million in funding for the Afghan visa program


Two Israeli Airlines Launch First Direct Flights To Morocco

Morocco was among four Arab nations, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, to establish diplomatic relations with Israel


Journalist Cheng Lei

Calls Renewed For Release Of Chinese-Australian Journalist

Formerly a leading presenter for state-owned China Global Television Network, Cheng Lei has been held for 19 months on suspicion of relaying state secrets abroad.

30 March 2022

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin Visits Pacific Islands Claimed By Japan

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is touring Russia's Far East and Siberia this week, and the Kuril Islands were his first stop on Monday


US Military To Vacate Afghan Base By Late August

Earlier, President Joe Biden instructed the Pentagon to complete the military withdrawal by September 11, but now the Pentagon says it can finish the drawdown a little earlier.

03 July 2021

Indian-American diplomat Puneet Talwar with US President Joe Biden.(File photo)

US President Joe Biden Nominates Indian-American Diplomat Puneet Talwar As Morocco Envoy

Puneet Talwar, who is currently a Senior Advisor at the State Department, has held senior national security and foreign policy positions in the State Department, the White House and the Senate.

19 March 2022

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Israel's New Foreign Minister Begins First High-Level Trip To UAE

Yair Lapid is set to inaugurate Israel's Embassy in the capital of Abu Dhabi, and meeting Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

29 June 2021

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16 April 2021
US Imposes New Sanctions On Russia Over Election Interference And Cyber Hacks

US Imposes New Sanctions On Russia Over Election Interference And Cyber Hacks

The US also announced the expulsion 10 Russian diplomats as it held Moscow accountable for interference in last year's presidential election.


11 October 2020
Meet 18-year-Old Delhi Girl Who Became British High Commissioner For A Day

Meet 18-year-Old Delhi Girl Who Became British High Commissioner For A Day

The British High Commission has been organising the 'High Commissioner for a Day' competition annually since 2017.


28 March 2020
Coronavirus: Amid Lockdown, Many Countries Face Challenges To Repatriate Their Citizens

Coronavirus: Amid Lockdown, Many Countries Face Challenges To Repatriate Their Citizens

This is not a panic reaction to any particular development in the country or a comment on the government’s handling of the situation. It is a global exercise...


30 December 2019
'Incurred Huge Expenditure': India Recalls Envoy Who Rented House For Rs 15 Lakh Per Month

'Incurred Huge Expenditure': India Recalls Envoy Who Rented House For Rs 15 Lakh Per Month

MEA said she incurred huge expenditure to the tune of crores of rupees on the government residence without the permission of the ministry.


10 July 2019
UK's Ambassador To US Resigns After His Emails Criticizing Donald Trump Leaked

UK's Ambassador To US Resigns After His Emails Criticizing Donald Trump Leaked

Kim Darroch,a British diplomat to the US, was at the eye of a diplomatic storm after remarks he made about President Donald Trump's administration to the UK...


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25 January 2019
The Subcontinental Menu

The Subcontinental Menu

From biryani as prasad at a temple near Madurai to soap made of donkey's milk, read this and much more in The Subcontinental Menu this week.


22 January 2019
India Protests Harassment Of Two Diplomats In Islamabad After 'Delhi Market Incident'

India Protests Harassment Of Two Diplomats In Islamabad After 'Delhi Market Incident'

The incident comes days after a woman in Delhi filed a complaint against a staff member of Pakistan High Commission for allegedly touching her inappropriately...


20 December 2018
Harsh Vardhan Shringla Appointed New Indian Ambassador To US

Harsh Vardhan Shringla Appointed New Indian Ambassador To US

Shringla, a 1984-batch Indian Foreign Service diplomat will succeed Navtej Sarna.


03 August 2018
Deep Throat

Deep Throat

A regular column on the essential buzz


01 June 2018
Deep Throat

Deep Throat

A regular column on the essential buzz


14 April 2018
Deep Throat

Deep Throat

A regular column on the essential buzz


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15 March 2018
Pakistan Calls Back Its Envoy In India Over Alleged Harassment Of Diplomats In New Delhi

Pakistan Calls Back Its Envoy In India Over Alleged Harassment Of Diplomats In New Delhi

The Pakistan Foreign Ministry claimed that the staff and their families have been facing "harassment, intimidation and outright violence" from Indian state...


17 March 2018
Diplomacy Served Cold In Enemy Clubs

Diplomacy Served Cold In Enemy Clubs

India and Pakistan harass each other’s diplomats, ties plumb new depths, and a fiery horizon is in sight


21 February 2018
‘We Don’t Need Nudges And Pushes’

‘We Don’t Need Nudges And Pushes’

Ahmed Moh­amed, Maldives’ ambassador to India, talks about the crisis and the best possible way to defuse it


04 January 2018
'Indian Diplomat Was Shouting At My Mother', Says Kulbhushan Jadhav In Another 'Confessional' Video Released By Pakistan

'Indian Diplomat Was Shouting At My Mother', Says Kulbhushan Jadhav In Another 'Confessional' Video Released By Pakistan

However, the veracity of the video which was released by the Pakistan Foreign Office could not be ascertained.


17 November 2017
On Behalf Of Diplomats, Dean Of Diplomatic Corps To Meet MEA Joint Secretary To Raise Issue Of Delhi Air Pollution

On Behalf Of Diplomats, Dean Of Diplomatic Corps To Meet MEA Joint Secretary To Raise Issue Of Delhi Air Pollution

Castellanos meeting with the MEA will convey the grievances of the envoys and would ask the MEA if any serious efforts are being made to bring down the air...


16 September 2017
Looking Out The Window

Looking Out The Window

Except on our ties with West Asia and jehadi terror, Saran’s lucid account correctly details our national interests, with an advocacy of a multi-polar world


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