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Diplomatic doses: Israel shares vaccines with allied nations

JERUSALEM — After jumping out to a quick start in its vaccination campaign, Israel announced Tuesday that it has decided to share a small surplus of its coronavirus vaccines with several friendly countries. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to share the vaccines with his diplomatic partners comes at a time when Israel has come under […]

Italian ambassador killed in Congo while in UN convoy

KINSHASA, Congo — The Italian ambassador to Congo and an Italian carabineri police officer were killed Monday during an attack on a U.N. convoy in an area that is home to myriad rebel groups, the Foreign Ministry and local people said. The ambush on the World Food Program convoy that killed Ambassador Luca Attanasio and […]

Russia steps in, trying to aid stalled Afghan peace process

Russia is stepping up efforts to try and find a way forward for a stalled Afghan peace process as talks between the Taliban and the Kabul government have floundered and the new administration in Washington is mulling its options By KATHY GANNON Associated Press February 19, 2021, 5:02 PM • 3 min read ISLAMABAD — […]

Pope, Muslim leader celebrate fraternity anniversary

Pope Francis and a top Sunni Muslim are reinforcing a message of human fraternity by pressing ahead with a broad-based Christian-Muslim peace initiative ahead of Francis’ planned trip to Iraq next month By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press February 4, 2021, 2:39 PM • 2 min read ROME — Pope Francis and a top Sunni Muslim […]

Israel opens embassy in UAE, expanding new relations

Israel says it has opened its embassy in the United Arab Emirates ByThe Associated Press January 24, 2021, 6:31 PM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday said it has opened its embassy in the United Arab Emirates, following through on last year’s U.S.-brokered agreement to […]

Albania expels Russian diplomat, citing lockdown breaches

Albania has expelled a Russian diplomat for not respecting the country’s virus lockdown rules ByThe Associated Press January 21, 2021, 7:08 PM • 2 min read TIRANA, Albania — Albania on Thursday expelled a Russian diplomat for allegedly not respecting the country’s virus lockdown rules. An Albanian foreign ministry statement declared Alexey Krivosheev “person non […]

US won’t observe Uganda’s election as accreditations denied

The United States ambassador to Uganda says the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s presidential election on Thursday By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press January 13, 2021, 8:34 AM • 3 min read KAMPALA, Uganda — The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s tense […]

South Korean diplomat in Iran over seized ship, frozen funds

Iran says a South Korean diplomatic delegation has arrived in the country to negotiate the release of a vessel amid an escalating financial dispute between the countries By AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press January 10, 2021, 5:08 PM • 3 min read TEHRAN, Iran — A South Korean diplomatic delegation arrived in Iran on Sunday to […]

Australia, US, UK, Canada criticize Hong Kong mass arrests

The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada have issued a joint statement expressing serious concern about the arrest of 55 democracy activists and supporters in Hong Kong last week ByThe Associated Press January 10, 2021, 8:13 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CANBERRA, Australia […]

An ‘orchard of bad apples’ weighs on new Afghan peace talks

ISLAMABAD — Afghan negotiators are to resume talks with the Taliban on Tuesday aimed at finding an end to decades of relentless conflict even as hopes wane and frustration and fear grow over a spike in violence across Afghanistan that has combatants on both sides blaming the other. Torek Farhadi, a former Afghan government advisor, […]