‘Get it right!’ Israeli consulate spars with US journalist over Gaza headlines

An American journalist who pointed out the extensive edits the New York Times made to its article about the Israeli bombing of Gaza found himself in a heated Twitter argument with the Israeli consulate. A Twitter account “Editing The Gray Lady,” which tracks edits to the Times, revealed on Monday how the US paper of […]

Saudi Arabia says journalist Khashoggi ‘died after fight broke out’ in the consulate

Published time: 19 Oct, 2018 22:11 Edited time: 19 Oct, 2018 22:16 Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fight” with individuals inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey, Saudi authorities said after nearly two weeks of speculation. A senior Saudi intelligence official was fired over the incident. Khashoggi lived in Turkey and was last seen entering […]

Several rockets target Basra Airport, close to where US Consulate is located – reports

Published time: 8 Sep, 2018 07:32 Edited time: 8 Sep, 2018 07:53 Numerous rockets were fired at Iraq’s Basra airport on Saturday morning following violent protests in the city. Officials said the sudden attack did not disrupt flights in or out of the city. A local official at Basra International Airport said three rockets were […]

Man rams car into Russian consulate gates in Cyprus, attempts to storm building

An attacker has rammed the gates of the Honorary Russian Consulate in the Cypriot city of Limassol and then attempted to break into the building, TASS reports. The man was detained by the consulate’s security and handed over to the police, who so far are not treating the incident as a terrorist act. There were […]

Russia closes Seattle consulate, but refuses to remove flag

The Russian consulate in Seattle has been closed by order of the US authorities. The staff has decided not to take down the Russian flag, though, leaving it for the Americans to deal with. Having wrapped up their last day of work on Friday, the Seattle consulate staff gathered outside their office, rented in a […]

Israel’s Shin Bet arrests French consulate employee for ‘Gaza weapons smuggling’

A French employee of France’s consulate in Jerusalem has been arrested for allegedly smuggling dozens of weapons from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, Israel’s domestic security agency said Monday. The Shin Bet said the man, identified as Romain Franck, 23, was part of a broader Palestinian smuggling ring, AP reported. He allegedly used […]

Suspicious device found at US consulate in Zurich – reports

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 09:19 Edited time: 20 Nov, 2017 09:29 A United States consular office in the Swiss financial capital Zurich has been evacuated, according to local reports. Staff found a suspicious package in the entrance Monday, newspaper Blick reports. “For the SWAT team” was written on the outside of the package according […]

Moscow slams ‘disgraceful’ removal of Russian flags from seized San Francisco consulate (VIDEO)

Published time: 11 Oct, 2017 22:53 Edited time: 11 Oct, 2017 23:00 Russia’s Embassy in the US has strongly condemned the removal of Russian flags from diplomatic properties in San Francisco seized by US authorities, and has demanded that the state symbols be returned. The Russian Mission to the US released photos of the closed […]

Turkey issues detention warrant for 2nd US consulate worker – local media

Published time: 9 Oct, 2017 11:39 Edited time: 9 Oct, 2017 11:47 Turkey has issued a detention warrant for a second US consulate worker, Hurriyet newspaper reports. It comes after the arrest of another employee prompted the US to suspend visas for Turkish citizens. Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT – Daily news

Turkey says it’s arrested a US Consulate employee who tried to ‘destroy’ the government

_ ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish authorities have arrested a U.S. Consulate employee in Istanbul over his alleged links to a movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Anadolu Agency says the man, a Turkish citizen identified by the initials M.T., was ordered arrested late Wednesday on charges of espionage […]