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Saudi-led coalition, Yemen deny Iran embassy hit

The Saudi-led coalition and Yemen's foreign ministry denied Iran's accusation that Saudi warplanes had hit its embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.   Iran on Thursday said the warplanes had attacked it

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Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran on Sunday, responding to the storming of its embassy in Tehran in an escalating row between the rival Middle East powers over Riyadh's execution of a Shi'ite Muslim cleric. Foreign Minister

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Saudi Arabia reopens embassy in Baghdad

Saudi Arabia has reopened its embassy in Baghdad, after a 25-year shutdown, which will allow the two countries to cooperate more closely against terrorism, al-Arabiya TV reported on Friday. The kingdom closed its embassy in Baghda

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Nepali maids want justice after alleged rape by Saudi diplomat

Two Nepali maids who say they were repeatedly raped and tortured by a Saudi diplomat in India are demanding justice, despite the fact he has diplomatic immunity and has returned home, Amnesty International India said on Thursday.

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Qatar appoints first envoy to Iraq in 25 years

Qatar's emir has appointed an ambassador to Iraq, the first since the embassy was closed 25 years ago, Iraqi and Qatari media said, in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between Gulf Arab countries and Iraq.  

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Falcon Group in tie-up to boost UAE-Vietnam trade

Falcon Group, a leading specialist financier, has entered into a joint venture co-operation agreement with the Government of Vietnam through the Embassy of Vietnam in the UAE aiming to promote both import and exports between the two countries.

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Indians in distress ‘must approach embassy first’

Indian nationals have again been urged to approach their embassy first before asking social workers for help. Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha, who started in his post earlier this summer, said that the embassy staff were committed to helpin

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Britain reopens embassy in Tehran

Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday, a historic step in the thawing of relations between the Islamic state and Western powers, a Reuters witness said. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond declared the embassy open

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Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran after four years

Britain will reopen its embassy in Iran this weekend; nearly four years after protesters ransacked the elegant ambassadorial residence and burned the British flag. The move marks a thawing of ties with Iran since it reached a nuclear de

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Indian embassy to assess job contracts

All new Indian migrants to Bahrain must now have their job contracts vetted by their embassy in order to get a work visa, said a report in Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

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