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US slams Bahrain envoy's 'seat of the pants' style

The US has harshly criticised Ambassador Thomas Krajeski for damaging relations with Bahrain. In a hard-hitting report, the State Department says Ambassador Krajeski's "seat of the pants" leadership style has damaged

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Palestinian envoy killed by blast at Prague home

The Palestinian ambassador to Prague was killed on Wednesday in an explosion that was triggered when he opened the door to a safe, Czech police said. Jamal Al-Jamal, 56, died in hospital after the incident at his home on the morni

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Qatar denies Syria 'contact'

Qatar has stressed it has had no direct or indirect contact with Syria's regime, as the head of Lebanon's pro-Syria Hizbollah movement said he had received an envoy from Doha. "Qatar does not have any direct or indire

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Nepal envoy recalled after Qatar 'labour' remarks

Nepal has recalled its ambassador in Qatar after she called the Gulf state an "open jail" for Nepalis who suffer labour abuses, and amid outrage about labour conditions and deaths as the emirate prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.

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Bahrain hits back at Obama jibe

Bahrain's Ambassador to the US Huda Nonoo has hit back after US President Barack Obama compared the country to Iraq and Syria. In his address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Obama said that "t

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Egypt's Brotherhood rejects pleas to "swallow reality"

The Muslim Brotherhood on Monday rejected pleas from international envoys to "swallow the reality" that Mohamed Mursi will not return as Egypt's president. The envoys from the United States and the European Union, tr

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Indyk likely to be named new US MidEast envoy

Martin Indyk, a former US ambassador to Israel who heads foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution think tank, is expected to be named the new US envoy for Middle East peace, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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Russia, US set to meet Syria envoy Brahimi

Russian and US diplomats plan to hold a meeting with the international mediator for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, on Friday in Geneva, Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Wednesday. R

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UN envoy wants Syria solution in 2013

The international peace envoy for Syria said the situation in the country was deteriorating sharply but a solution was still possible under the terms of a peace plan agreed in Geneva in June. He said the state would collapse witho

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UN envoy in Russia to end Syria conflict

The international mediator seeking to end the 21-month-old conflict in Syria met Russia's foreign minister in Moscow on Saturday after talks in Damascus but expectations of progress toward a negotiated solution were low. UN-Ar

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