The Czech Republic has opened its embassy in Qatar, as the two nations develop growing ties especially amid the looming energy crisis in Europe. Czech Foreign Minister, Jan Lipavsky, today concluded his two-day working visit to Qatar, in which he first took part in the ceremonial opening of the first Czech embassy[…]
INTERNATIONAL British officials considered it inevitable that Jerusalem would one day become Israel’s capital and identified land for use as a future embassy in the city from the 1950s, UK government records seen by Middle East Eye reveal. Documents detailing negotiations between the UK and Israeli governments over the transfer of British-held assets dating[…]
INTERNATIONAL Osama al-Shaheen, a member of the Kuwaiti parliament, has urged British Prime Minister Liz Truss not to move the British embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In an interview with Middle East Eye, he warned that such a move could scupper the free trade agreement between the UK and the six countries of the Gulf[…]
INTERNATIONAL Editor’s note: The following is the full letter sent by senior Muslim leaders in Jerusalem to King Charles III, following UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s decision to review the location of the British embassy in Israel and consider moving it from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Dear His Majesty King Charles[…]
INTERNATIONAL Three UN experts have strongly criticised UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s repeated suggestion that she may relocate the British embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Truss told her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid that she[…]
France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next Monday to show its support for the North African country’s new unity government, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after meeting the head of the interim presidency council. Libya’s unity government led by Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah took[…]
A Taiwanese government employee ended up in hospital in Fiji this month after two Chinese diplomats stormed into a reception trying to gather information on who was attending, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said on Monday. The confrontation broke out on October 8 when the Taiwanese tried to stop the Chinese diplomats[…]
Two Pakistani officials expelled by India over spying allegations have returned home, a Pakistan embassy spokesman said, as the nuclear-armed rivals wrangle over the claims. The two staff members of the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi, whose names have not been disclosed, returned to Pakistan via the Wagah border[…]
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with a lawyer who was representing him while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London fighting extradition, the lawyer told a British newspaper on Sunday. The Mail on Sunday said 37-year-old South African lawyer Stella Morris has been engaged to[…]
Australia has recognised West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but an embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said On Saturday, Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump’s lead and recognise the city as Israel’s capital.[…]
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