Posts tagged as diplomatic

China has overtaken the US to have the world’s largest diplomatic network

By Sam Meredith on Thursday, November 28, 2019

China has overtaken the U.S. to become the world’s largest diplomatic network, according to the latest annual report from a Sydney-based think tank. The Lowy Institute’s 2019 Global Diplomacy Index, published Wednesday, showed China had climbed to the top spot for the first time, underlining Beijing’s growing international ambitions. The index is an analysis of the number of embassies and consulates maintained by countries around the world. The Australian think tank reported China had…

Kazakhstan to turn diplomatic mission in Latvia into embassy

Friday, July 19, 2019

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday signed decrees transforming and re-organizing several of the country’s diplomatic missions and one consulate into embassies. These are the diplomatic missions in Bratislava (Slovakia), Belgrade (Serbia), Lisbon (Portugal), Riga (Latvia), and Sofia (Bulgaria) and the consulate in Tallinn (Estonia), according to the decrees published on the head of state’s website. The move is prompted by the need to boost relations with the European Union,…

EU seeks to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions

Monday, July 15, 2019

European Union nations were looking to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf area on Monday and call on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal, despite the pullout of the United States from the accord and the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok said that “it is still not too late, but Iran really has to stick to its obligations.” Iran recently begun surpassing…

South Korea sends sanctioned material to North Korea, politician says

Saturday, August 25, 2018

South Korea has sent 1 billion won ($893,239.96) worth of sanctioned material to North Korea, customs data showed on Friday, raising concern ties with the United States could be damaged as the South pursues cooperation with the North. The United States is pressing North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, calling for stringent implementation of tough U.S. and U.N. sanctions. But at the same time, its ally, South…

Palestinian Militants Fire 3 Rockets Toward Israel

Monday, June 18, 2018

Palestinian militants shelled Israel with three rockets from the Gaza Strip on Monday, the press service of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. “Following reports regarding sirens in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, three launches were identified from the Gaza Strip aimed at Israeli territory. One of the launches apparently landed in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said on its Twitter account. No information about casualties or damage has been reported. Same night, Israeli defense forces reported…

India and Pakistan tensions reach diplomatic PEAK in FURIOUS STAND OFF at UN meeting

By Andy Anderson on Friday, May 11, 2018

PAKISTAN raised tensions with India at a UN General Assembly session in New York after a Pakistani official made reference to the issue of the Kashmir conflict, which India rejected as being irrelevant to the work of the committee. Masood Anwar, Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN, said: “The world we live today is marred with conflict and strife while we maintain unity in fighting terrorism and extremism. “Countering the…