Embassy

    • UAE opens embassy in Tel Aviv

      UAE opens embassy in Tel Aviv

      The United Arab Emirates opened an embassy in Israel Wednesday, housed in Tel Aviv's new stock exchange building, in the latest normalisation move under a deal brokered by Washington last year, AFP reported. The venue in the heart of Israel's financial district highlighted the central role economic cooperation has played since the UAE became only the third majority-Arab country to recognise the Jewish state.

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    • Kosovo opens embassy in Jerusalem

      Kosovo opens embassy in Jerusalem

      Kosovo on Sunday opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, becoming the third country to locate its embassy in the disputed city, Reuters reported. The Balkan country with a Muslim-majority population had promised to set up its embassy in Jerusalem following the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations through US-led talks.

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    • Sweden pulls its diplomats out of North Korea

      Sweden pulls its diplomats out of North Korea

      Sweden said on Tuesday it had temporarily withdrawn all its diplomats from North Korea, where its embassy also represents the interests of several other states, partly due to issues linked to the coronavirus pandemic, news wires reported. Most other Western nations which have diplomatic relations with Pyongyang have already pulled staff out temporarily, citing similar difficulties.

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    • Suspicious packages investigated at embassies in Australia

      Suspicious packages investigated at embassies in Australia

      Suspicious packages discovered Wednesday forced evacuations at several foreign consulates and embassies in Canberra and Melbourne. Consulates of the UK, Switzerland, US and Pakistan are among those affected, as well as reportedly several others. According to local media consulates belonging to India, South Korea, New Zealand, Greece, Italy, US and France were also targeted.

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