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Holding of Lesbian, Gay ‘Pride Celebration’ by US envoy condemned

Religious scholars and leaders of various religious political parties have strongly condemned holding of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ‘Pride Celebration’ at US...

IJT protests against LGBT function at US Embassy

The Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) on Monday organised a protest in front of the US Consulate to protest against the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender...

U.S. Embassy condemns bombings in Peshawar

The United States Embassy in Pakistan condemned Saturday night’s terrorist bombings in Peshawar’s Khyber Super Market. “We send our condolences to all affected by this...

Iran assures Saudi Arabia of embassy security

TEHRAN - Iran on Tuesday said it would ensure the security of the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran after Riyadh threatened to pull out its diplomats following protests by Iranians outside its mission."The security of embassies is a basic principle and we will ensure the security of embassies and the lives of diplomats," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters at a press conference in reference to Saudi threat. "Our people are sensitive to what is happening the

Pakistan embassy official shot and wounded in Nepal

KATHMANDU - A Pakistani embassy official suffered multiple wounds when he was shot by an unidentified gunman on Thursday in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, police said.
Mehboob Asif, who works at the visa section of the Pakistan embassy, was injured in his stomach and hand when he was shot near the office on Thursday morning, police said.
He was rushed to hospital where he was declared "out of danger."
"The gunman, who followed Asif, fired three bullet rounds and fled the

US Embassy holds college fair

ISLAMABAD - The United States Embassy and the US Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) co-sponsored a college fair on March 26 and 27 with representatives from 11 American universities to encourage students to study in the US.
"This was the first time that so many American representatives traveled together to Pakistan. This programme was part of the US government's efforts to increase the number of Pakistani students attending universities in the US," said a US embassy

US embassy condemns Pastor

ISLAMABAD - The US embassy on Tuesday condemned the burning of a copy of holy Quran in Florida, saying it was an isolated act by a small group of people, which did not reflect the sentiment of respect by American people towards Islam.
"The US embassy condemns the burning of a copy of the holy Quran in the state of Florida, US. This is an isolated act done by a small group of people that is contrary to American traditions. It does not reflect the general sentiment of respect

US embassy, consulates to remain closed today

ISLAMABAD - The US embassy in Islamabad will close its doors and shut its consulates today (Friday) because of protests after the release of Raymond Davis. Small demonstrations broke out across the country after Davis was set free Wednesday after paying $2 million in blood money to the families of the dead.
"The US embassy and consulates will be closed for routine business tomorrow," embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez said on Thursday. The decision was made "for public safety at

Bahrainis take protests to US embassy

MANAMA - Pro-democracy activists protested at the US embassy in Bahrain on Monday, calling for Washington to press the authorities for democratic reform after weeks of demonstrations. Dozens of activists gathered at a fence set up in front of the embassy, chanting slogans in English against the Gulf state monarchy. Demonstrators also chanted in Arabic, saying "the people want to topple the regime!" The Gulf archipelago of some 1.2 million people is a strategic US ally and home to the

French embassy secretary robbed

ISLAMABAD French Embassy Secretary Domnique Delavigne's house was looted by four robbers within the precincts of Aabpara Police Station on Friday. Delavigne informed the police that the men entered his house and holding the residents at gunpoint snatched 30 Euros, Rs 3000, 3 laptops, 2 hard disks and 2 USBs, police said.

US embassy settled two cases under diyat, qisas last year

ISLAMABAD - The US embassy in Islamabad has in the recent past settled two cases under the Qisas and Diyat laws by paying compensation to the families after embassy drivers killed two citizens in Islamabad in two separate road accidents. In both the cases, Americans driving rashly crushed two Pakistani citizens to death, however, the aggrieved families were provided compensation by the US embassy to settle the issue.
Police sources said the families had been paid $10,000 each by

Pakistanis asked to contact embassy in Tripoli

ISLAMABAD - The Foreign Office said on Saturday that Pakistani expatriates had been advised to maintain close contact with their embassy in Tripoli owing to deteriorating situation there.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Tehmina Janjua said the Foreign Ministry was closely following the developments in Libya and added that a special task force had been set up in the ministry to monitor the situation round the clock and to provide assistance to the Pakistani expatriates.

US embassy driver who ran over citizen flees

ISLAMABAD - A US embassy employee who ran his car over a Pakistani citizen, Ibadur Rehman, while rushing to assist Raymond Davis on January 27 in Lahore, has fled the country, according to a senior US official on Saturday.
US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip Crowley had confirmed during a press briefing this week that it "was US embassy staff driving the car that allegedly hit the civilian". But the car driver as well another US official involved in the

Haqqani, US Embassy say he wasn’t threatened over Davis

WASHINGTON: Pakistan's Ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani and the US embassy in Islamabad on Friday denied a ABC News report that President Barack Obama's national security adviser had threatened to expel Haqqani unless Raymond Davis, a US national arrested in Pakistan was not released by Friday.
Citing two Pakistani officials, ABC News said National Security Adviser Tom Donilon made the threat after summoning Haqqani to the White House. He was reportedly warned US consulates in

Davis not a regular US embassy employee

LAHORE - Raymond Davis, the American who killed two Pakistanis in Lahore last month, is not a regular employee of the US embassy in Pakistan, but his name was put on the list of embassy staff after the incident. Sources said he had been working the US Army, where he worked as a firing instructor.

Bomb at Greek embassy in Rome linked to anarchist attack

ROME - A parcel bomb found at the Greek embassy in Rome on Monday was similar to packages that went off injuring two people at the Chilean and Swiss missions in a suspected attack by anarchists, police said.
The package was "similar to those that exploded last week in the Chilean and Swiss embassies," Salvatore Cagnazzo, a police spokesman, told AFP.
"The mail worker at the embassy opened it but it didn't go off," he said, adding that the package was then de-activated by