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Kazakhstan diplomat appointed OSCE Special Representative

Madina Jarbussynova, a Kazakhstani diplomat, has been appointed to a high post in the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe).

Kazakhstan diplomat appointed OSCE Special Representative
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Kazakhstan Culture Days to be held in Indonesia

The opening ceremony of the Days of Kazakhstan Culture in Indonesia will be held at Taman Ismail Marzuki concert hall on May 13 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kazakhstan Culture Days to be held in Indonesia
Russian foreign ministry. Photo courtesy of vestikavkaza.ru
Russia expels Canadian diplomat

Moscow has ordered a Canadian diplomat to leave the country in retaliation for Ottawa's expulsion of a Russian official, Russian news agencies said, citing a government source.

Russia expels Canadian diplomat
Russian Embassy in Ottawa. Photo courtesy of cbc.ca
Russian diplomat stabbed in Canada

A Russian diplomat was stabbed Friday in the Canadian capital following a drunken quarrel, officials and media reports said.

Russian diplomat stabbed in Canada
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks to supporters while holds a poster depicting Panama's former president Omar Torrijos. ©Reuters/Miraflores Palace
Venezuela expels Panama ambassador, three others

The Venezuelan government ordered Panama's ambassador and three other diplomats at the mission to leave the country within 48 hours.

Venezuela expels Panama ambassador, three others
No talks on Kazakhstan's accession into WTO for Russia in Washington
No talks on Kazakhstan's accession into WTO for Russia in Washington

The United States has banned representatives of Rosselkhoznadzor from participating in the negotiations on adjusting the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Measures in the context of Kazakhstan's accession into the WTO.

No talks on Kazakhstan's accession into WTO for Russia in Washington
Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. ©Reuters/Stringer
Egypt's Sisi negotiates arms deal in Russia

Egyptian army chief and likely new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets top Russian officials on Thursday to negotiate a $2-billion arms deal that is meant to replace subsiding assistance from old ally Washington.

Egypt's Sisi negotiates arms deal in Russia
Jang song-thaek. ©Reuters/China Daily
North Korea envoy scoffs at death-by-dog story

A senior North Korean diplomat has scoffed at sensational rumours that the executed uncle of leader Kim Jong-Un was stripped naked and fed to a pack of starving dogs.

North Korea envoy scoffs at death-by-dog story
The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan. ©Danial Okasov
One more Agriculture Ministry diplomat arrested over bribery in Kazakhstan

Agency for Fighting Economic and Corruption Crimes (Financial Police) has arrested the Head of Cattle Breeding Department of Agriculture Ministry of Kazakhstan.

One more Agriculture Ministry diplomat arrested over bribery in Kazakhstan
Muslim Umiryayev. Photo courtesy of  PrimeMinister.kz
Intermediary of Vice-Minister bribe case has millions of dollars in his bank accounts

The intermediary who gave the bribe to Muslim Umiryayev, Vice-Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, has millions of US dollars in his bank accounts.

Intermediary of Vice-Minister bribe case has millions of dollars in his bank accounts
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US diplomat row overlooks Indian maids' plight

Americans were shocked at the alleged $3.31-per-hour wage paid to an Indian diplomat's housekeeper in a case that has sparked global outrage. But to Rupa Thakur, who does the same job in Mumbai, it sounded like a small fortune.

US diplomat row overlooks Indian maids' plight
The sign of the Indian Mission to the United Nations building in New York. ©Reuters/Carlo Allegri
US 'regrets' diplomat treatment as India seethes

The United States voiced regret to India on Wednesday over the treatment of a diplomat whose account of being stripped and cavity-searched triggered outrage.

US 'regrets' diplomat treatment as India seethes
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. ©Reuters/Fabrice Coffrini
Russia outraged by US fraud charges against diplomats

Russia voiced outrage Friday at charges in the United States against 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their wives over a $1.5 million fraud, saying it could not understand why the US had gone public with the allegations.

Russia outraged by US fraud charges against diplomats
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Senior Dutch diplomat beaten up in Russia: official

A senior Dutch diplomat at the Netherlands embassy in Moscow was beaten up at his home in the Russian capital by unknown individuals who scrawled the letters "LGBT" on a mirror.

Senior Dutch diplomat beaten up in Russia: official
Sigrid Kaag. Photo courtesy of tagblatt.ch
UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

The head of the United Nations on Sunday named Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN's joint mission with the chemical weapons watchdog tasked with eliminating Syria's arsenal.

UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons
Maduro warns US all its diplomats could be thrown out
Maduro warns US all its diplomats could be thrown out

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at the United States anew Wednesday, warning after he expelled three US diplomats in Caracas that the rest could be next.

Maduro warns US all its diplomats could be thrown out
Venezuela says US has expelled its charge d'affaires
Venezuela says US has expelled its charge d'affaires

The United States has expelled Venezuela's charge d'affaires in Washington and two other diplomats in reprisal for the expulsion of three American diplomats from Caracas.

Venezuela says US has expelled its charge d'affaires
Yankees go home, get out of Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro
Yankees go home, get out of Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro

President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of the top US diplomat in Venezuela and two other embassy officials, accusing them of plotting acts of sabotage with the opposition.

Yankees go home, get out of Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro
    Ambassador of France Jean-Charles Berthonnet (C). Photo courtesy of www.ambafrance-kz.org©
French ambassador leaves Kazakhstan

The Ambassador of France Jean-Charles Berthonnet has completed his diplomatic mission in Kazakhstan.

French ambassador leaves Kazakhstan
Brazil's top diplomat resigns over row with Bolivia
Brazil's top diplomat resigns over row with Bolivia

Brazil's foreign minister resigned Monday over soaring tensions with La Paz after Brazilian diplomats spirited away a Bolivian opposition senator wanted for corruption.

Brazil's top diplomat resigns over row with Bolivia