Tag: Diplomacy

Women’s groups call for UN peacekeeping force in Afghanistan

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UNITED NATIONS — Women’s rights supporters and faith leaders are calling for a United Nations peacekeeping force for Afghanistan to protect hard-won gains for...

Afghanistan’s neighbors wary as US seeks nearby staging area

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American diplomats are escalating a charm offensive with Central Asian leaders this week as they work to secure a close-by spot to respond to...

UAE inaugurates embassy in Israel in downtown Tel Aviv

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JERUSALEM — The United Arab Emirates formally opened its embassy in Israel on Wednesday, inaugurating its diplomatic offices in Tel Aviv less than a...

UK plans to end prosecutions for N Ireland ‘Troubles’ crimes

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LONDON — The U.K. government announced Wednesday that it plans to introduce a statute of limitations for alleged crimes committed during decades of violence...

Biden taps GOP former Sen. Jeff Flake for Turkey ambassador

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated former Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican lawmaker who endorsed his 2020 run for the White House, to serve...

Blind Chinese dissident who escaped in 2012 now a US citizen

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A blind Chinese dissident who escaped to the United States in 2012 is now an American citizen. ...

US-Russia say climate talks a springboard to ease tensions

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MOSCOW — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed hope on Monday that climate change talks could act as...

US pulls visas of 100 Nicaraguan legislators, judges

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The U.S. State Department announced Monday it is revoking the travel visas of 100 legislators, judges and prosecutors who aided the...

Iran anger at US, European support for opposition group

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BERLIN — The Iranian government has expressed anger over the appearance of senior European and U.S. politicians at a rally in support of an...

Israel freezes funds it says aid attackers’ families

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JERUSALEM — Israel's Security Cabinet on Sunday froze nearly $200 million in tax transfers to the Palestinians that it said represented the amount of...