US ambassador’s motorcade attacked in Bangladesh

A motorcade carrying the US ambassador to Bangladesh came under attack in the capital, Dhaka, the US Embassy said. The incident comes amid massive protests over road safety. Read more An official US Embassy vehicle, which was transporting US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat, was attacked in the Mohammadpur district of Dhaka late Saturday “by […]

Russia summons ambassadors of ‘unfriendly’ nations to Moscow over ex-spy poisoning dispute

Thomson Reuters MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry said on Friday it was summoning ambassadors from Western countries who had taken “unfriendly” steps over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and informing them of Moscow’s retaliatory measures. The ambassador’s of Germany, France and Italy were seen arriving at the foreign ministry building. RIA news agency […]

Kellyanne Conway met with dozens of diplomats — and African ambassadors left disappointed she didn’t discuss Trump’s ‘shithole’ countries comment

Associated Press/Manuel Balce Ceneta White House counselor Kellyanne Conway met recently with diplomats, including a number of African ambassadors. The ambassadors left the meeting disappointed that Conway said almost nothing about Africa, and did not mention President Donald Trump’s reported remarks calling African nations “shithole countries.” One African ambassador said that despite those omissions, the […]

Russian and US ambassadors discuss improvement of bilateral relations

Relations between Washington and Moscow cannot be “instantly” improved, and this process requires much effort from both sides, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov told Russian media after meeting with US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman on Thursday. The diplomats discussed joint steps towards better ties and analyzed “issues of bilateral concern.” Antonov says […]

‘Unacceptable interference in domestic affairs’: Egypt summons several Western ambassadors

Published time: 5 Nov, 2017 17:10 Egypt summoned the ambassadors from Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands on Sunday, and is also going to summon the ambassadors of the UK and Canada, to protest a statement in which the above-mentioned countries condemned the detention of a human rights lawyer, Ibrahim Metwaly. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has […]

‘Intense Russophobia’: US activist advises companies not to insure Russian ambassador’s life

An odd tweet from an American LGBT and women’s rights activist that warned Russian insurance companies not to cover the life of Russia’s US ambassador has prompted a robust response from the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry. In a Facebook post, Maria Zakharova said the tweet showed “the intensity of Russophobia that has overwhelmed […]

US intel ‘routinely taps Russian ambassador’s communications’ – Lavrov

Published time: 20 Feb, 2017 13:14 US intelligence services have made it clear to the media that they regularly tap the communications of the Russian ambassador to the US, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “In connection with the scandal that was built up around Trump’s adviser, General Flynn, US intelligence services told journalists absolutely […]