Australia says it’s open to moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem — and it could affect the country’s trade deals

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images Indonesia may be considering killing off a trade deal with Australia after it raised the idea of moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Morrison told reporters he was “open-minded” on moving Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The statement provoked Indonesia, has the largest Muslim population in the world, […]

Palestine takes US to International Court of Justice over Jerusalem embassy move

The Palestinian authority has asked the International Court of Justice to compel the US to shut down its embassy in Jerusalem, because it violates the Vienna convention, which says an embassy must be located in a host country. The Palestinian government submitted its application to launch proceedings against the US on Friday. The 14-page complaint, […]

British Embassy Issues Warning on Alcohol for Flights to UAE

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‘Completely contrary to reality’: Trump’s Israel embassy move irreversible, US ambassador says

The US does not have any politicians on the horizon who would dare to reverse Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate American embassy there, according to the US ambassador. Donald Trump’s daring decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish nation in December of last year […]

US ‘strongly encourages’ Paraguay not to move its embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv

Washington has urged Asuncion to think twice about the “historic relationship” between the US, Israel and Paraguay, and reconsider the decision to move the country’s Israeli embassy back to Tel Aviv. After Paraguay announced the embassy move plans, Vice President Mike Pence was quick to get President Mario Abdo Benitez on the line. “The Vice […]

Officials say reported mortar explosions in Baghdad happened near a US Embassy

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The US State Department confirmed there was a mortar attack near the US embassy in Iraq. Officials say the embassy was not impacted and that staffers are taking appropriate safety precautions. Sources say the attack came from Baghdad Area Zayoona, which is associated with Asae’b Ahlil Al Haq, an Iraqi Shi’a paramilitary group backed […]

Shots were reportedly fired at the US embassy in Turkey

Burhan Ozbilici/AP Shots were reportedly fired from a passing vehicle at the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Police are searching for the assailants, who were said to have fled in a white car.  The incident comes as tension between Turkey and the US continues to boil. Shots were fired from a passing vehicle at the […]

Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina subjected to excessive strip searches in US jail – embassy

The Russian embassy in the US has accused American authorities of subjecting jailed Russian gun activist and ‘agent’ Maria Butina to cruel and inhumane treatment, including unwarranted strip searches. Butina was arrested and detained in Washington DC in July on espionage charges. The 29-year old is accused of acting as an agent of the Russian […]

UK didn’t request extradition of Russian citizens in Salisbury case – embassy

The Russian Embassy in London said it hadn’t received an official request from UK to extradite two men said to be suspected of carrying out a nerve agent attack on British soil. The statement denied an earlier report about the request by The Guardian. “We do not trust such unverified bogus media reports at all,” […]

Assange may finally leave Ecuadorian embassy in London as health worsens – report

Julian Assange, who has spent more than 2,230 days in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, is expected to leave the building soon with his health deteriorating, sources say. This latest information about the WikiLeaks founder, who was already expected to leave the embassy “in the coming weeks,” was broken Wednesday by Bloomberg which cited “two […]