UK appoint ‘tough negotiator’ and ex-Russian ambassador Tim Barrow as new EU envoy

UK appoint ‘tough negotiator’ and ex-Russian ambassador Tim Barrow as new EU envoy

British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union on Wednesday to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation letter that exposed frustration among officials over her strategy. Tim Barrow, political director at the Foreign Office, will take up the post next week following the abrupt […]

Greek ambassador to Brazil killed in suspected ‘crime of passion’

Greek ambassador to Brazil killed in suspected ‘crime of passion’

Brazilian police suspect Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis was killed in a “crime of passion,” a source close to the investigation said Friday, as detectives interrogated his wife and a policeman who was reportedly her lover. Amiridis went missing while vacationing with his family in Rio de Janeiro, a picturesque but crime-plagued city where he served […]

Russian ambassador to Ankara killed in gun attack

Russian ambassador to Ankara killed in gun attack

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot dead at the opening of an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday by an off-duty policeman who shouted “don’t forget Aleppo” as he pulled the trigger. The attack happened at the Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi, a major art exhibition hall in the Cankaya district of Ankara where most […]

An evening with a great personality

An evening with a great personality

14 oct 2016 was a very special day for the members of Shahbano Mir Adab Academy. We all had a great honour to meet H.E Moin Ul Haq , the ambassador of Pakistan. A high profile personality so down to earth welcomed us warmly. Shahbano Mir introduced all the team members individually to the ambassador. […]

US names first ambassador to Cuba in five decades

US names first ambassador to Cuba in five decades

The United States has tapped Jeffrey DeLaurentis, America’s top diplomat in Havana, to become the first official ambassador to Cuba in five decades. “The appointment of an ambassador is a commonsense step forward toward a more normal and productive relationship between our two countries,” President Barack Obama said in a statement. Obama and Cuban President […]

North Korea’s deputy ambassador in UK defects to South

North Korea’s deputy ambassador in UK defects to South

North Korea’s deputy ambassador in London has defected with his family to South Korea, making him the highest-ranking Pyongyang diplomat ever to flee the isolated regime for the democratic South, South Korea said on Wednesday. The Unification Ministry in Seoul declined to say when or how Thae and his family arrived, or how many relatives […]