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US diplomats given 30-day travel NoC

Pakistan and the US have temporarily resolved the thorny issue of Islamabad’s travel restrictions on American diplomats following the Foreign Ministry’s issuance of a 30-day no-objection certificate (NOC) to the diplomatic staff

Russian diplomats inspect corpses

Two Russian diplomats visited the morgue of Bolan Medical Complex on Tuesday and inspected the corpses of the five foreigners killed in Kharotabad. Vice Counsellor Tural Dzhavadov told reporters that he could

Iran expels diplomats after Kuwait expels Iranians

KUWAIT/TEHRAN – – Iran has expelled three Kuwaiti diplomats in a tit-for-tat move after the Gulf emirate said it would throw out three Iranian diplomats in a row over spy allegations, a Kuwaiti official said on Sunday.
“Iran has expelled three Kuwaiti diplomats, and they were given 10 days to leave,” Khaled al-Jarallah, the undersecretary of Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry told Reuters on Sunday.
The move comes after Kuwait expelled three Iranian diplomats this month, Jarallah

Gaddafi ‘days numbered’ after top diplomat’s departure

PARIS – The departure of Libya’s foreign minister Mussa Kussa means the Gaddafi regime’s “days are numbered,” defected immigration minister Ali Errishi told on Thursday.
Kussa’s arrival in Britain was a “sign that the regime’s days are numbered. It is the end… it is a blow to the regime (and) others will follow,” said Errishi.
“I always said they are all held hostages in Tripoli. It is amazing how Mr Kussa was able to flee the country,” said the ex-minister who himself

UK orders diplomats to report torture on its nationals

LONDON – The British government has ordered all its diplomats to report any suspicion they may have about the UK terror suspects being tortured abroad.
The move comes in the wake of former President Pervez Musharraf interview last week that Britain gave Pakistan tacit approval of its interrogation techniques on terror suspects.
A British office source told Pakistan Today that Foreign Secretary William Hague warned all UK diplomats working overseas that they would personally

Family hurt as US diplomat’s car rams into bike

ISLAMABAD – An American diplomat on Saturday in a road accident hit and injured a couple and their child in the federal capital. According to police, the speeding vehicle of the US embassy (MK 743), driven by a diplomat Charlis Carlos, hit a motorbike (GN-102) at the Jinnah Avenue.
Resultantly, Muhammad Maqbool, his wife and their four-year-old child received minor injuries and were rushed to the nearby Poly Clinic Hospital. The officials of the Kohsar Police Station rushed to

Dozens of ‘dubious diplomats’ roaming the country

ISLAMABAD – The ongoing investigation into the killing of two Pakistanis by American Raymond Davis has led to a startling disclosure that there is no consolidated list of dozens of other such “dubious diplomatic characters” currently in Pakistan on various assignments.
Pakistan Today has reliably learnt that neither the Foreign Office nor the Interior Ministry has any record of foreigners coming to Pakistan on diplomatic passport on visit or business visas. US authorities have

Economic reform – Foreign diplomats persuading opposition to relent

ISLAMABAD – Concerned about Pakistan’s economic situation and perturbed by the political resistance to reforms per the commitment with international donors, foreign diplomats, particularly Americans and Britons, have stepped up their efforts to persuade opposition parties not to fight reformed general sales tax (RGST).
US Ambassador Cameron Munter on Monday called on PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and discussed at length the economic issues and

Israeli diplomats end strike

JERUSALEM – Israeli diplomats on Monday ended a month-long strike that had severely impeded the Jewish state’s foreign relations, an official said. The end of the work sanctions means that an upcoming visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, scheduled for the end of January, will likely go ahead, Hanan Goder, head of the workers’ union at the foreign ministry told AFP.
“I hope she will come, we are going back to work and we have a lot of work to do,” he said. Doubts over

Foreign diplomats concerned about political imbroglio

ISLAMABAD – The current political crisis in the country following the departure of MQM from the ruling coalition has left American and other foreign diplomats based in Islamabad deeply concerned. They fear it would distract the PPP government from the ongoing anti-terrorism efforts and also diminish further the chances of a military operation in North Waziristan.
“The diplomatic missions in Islamabad, especially those from the western nations including the US, are not only

American, British diplomats condemn shrine attack

KARACHI
The British and American diplomats in Pakistan have condemned the attack at the shrine of Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi (RA) in Karachi.
In their statements issued on Friday, a US spokesperson and the British Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi Robert Gibson extended their condolences to the victims’ families.
“The US Embassy in Pakistan condemns the terrorist attacks targeting innocent people,” said the US spokesperson.
“I was saddened by the attacks in

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